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Silage sampling and analysis
Nov. 26, 2018
Silage sampling and analysis provide the foundation for dairy nutrition consulting and ration formulation programs...
Dairy diet drought relief
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...
Avoid feeding turkeys
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...
Forage particle length: Is longer really better?
Nov. 27, 2017
Physically effective fiber (peNDF) is important for maintaining good rumination activity, rumen function, milkfat content and yield, and cow health...
Grasses and legumes possess important differences
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...
Potassium in forages . . . why does it matter?
Feb. 1, 2017
Anionic salts are typically incorporated in feed rations for close-up dry cows...
Cheapest forage is not always the answer
Aug. 31, 2016
When talking about interpersonal relationships, we may frequently say, “What I don’t know won’t hurt me.” The flip side of this is saying “Ouch! Knowing that really hurts!”...