May 7, 2024
The futures market is shining a more promising light on milk prices for the second half of the year. Even with record high milk prices expected, though, the risk of weaker export sales, changes...


April 5, 2024
If raising replacement heifers is such a large expense and over 50% of those expenses come from feed costs, the question should be: How can we reduce the costs of producing quality feed for dairy heifers?...


March 26, 2024
High-quality corn silage and alfalfa and grass forages are staples on dairy farms; however, these feedstuffs provide inadequate fiber and excess energy for breeding-age and pregnant dairy heifers...


March 19, 2024
Livestock systems across the country are ultimately anchored in the forage and feedstuffs available to them. Even as advances in the agricultural industry allow more opportunities for farms to expand...


Feb. 24, 2024
In the face of rising feed prices, dairy producers are seeking opportunities to feed low-cost forages now more than ever...


Jan. 25, 2024
The objectives of feeding cows are to provide a nutritionally balanced and relatively homogeneous ration fed in a way that suppresses selection by cows, has roughly 2% residual in the feedbunk at the end of the day, and results in uneaten residue that is spread out along the bunk...


Nov. 13, 2023
High-quality forages are vital for dairy farm productivity and sustainability...


Oct. 16, 2023
One of the few approaches for preventing hypocalcemia is feeding acidogenic products during the prepartum period...


June 19, 2023
Dairy diets today typically contain 25% to 35% corn silage on a dry matter basis, and some may exceed these levels...


March 31, 2023
As dairy producers have been growing more corn silage and feeding it in lactating cow rations, there has also been a rise in the use of other annual forages. This has been driven by expanding interest in planting cereal grains after corn silage is chopped and harvesting forage the following spring...