May 20, 2019
Is robotic milking continues to grow in the U.S., we are gaining knowledge and understanding of the interactions between nutrition, cow comfort, animal behavior, and facility design...


March 15, 2019
The forage program on your farm is the foundation in developing a successful, efficient, and profitable feeding program...


Feb. 21, 2019
Of the several types of silos used commercially, pile silos, which ensile forage under a plastic cover after packing, are popular in many areas, especially on large farms...


Jan. 15, 2019
Besides providing energy for maintenance and lactation, forages stimulate chewing and salivation, rumination, gut motility and health, regulate feed consumption, and are the structural basis of the ruminal mat...


Jan. 7, 2019
Similar to how my brother (an Air Force pilot) redirects his focus when conditions change, I’ve shifted the focus of my nutrition talks and meetings from discussing ways to boost production or gains...


Nov. 26, 2018
Silage sampling and analysis provide the foundation for dairy nutrition consulting and ration formulation programs...


Aug. 31, 2018
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the spring and summer of 2012 will be remembered as one of the nation’s worst agricultural calamities...


Feb. 15, 2018
Turkeys and dairy farms or feedyards shouldn’t be mentioned in the same sentence. However, some farmers feed turkeys and birds in addition to feeding their dairy cows or feedlot cattle...


Nov. 27, 2017
Physically effective fiber (peNDF) is important for maintaining good rumination activity, rumen function, milkfat content and yield, and cow health...


Aug. 31, 2017
The decision to purchase forage can be easy when stocks are low and forage availability is scarce. Under this scenario, the decision relies on purchasing whatever is available...