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Preparing For Winter and Seasonal Housing
Mathematics for this year's winter feeding start with cattle size. If you don't know how big they are how can you feed them correctly?...
Nutrition of Autumn-calving Dry Cows
Advisers at Teagasc offer timely advice for an autumn calving herd, foregrounding body condition score and mineral balance....
Is Replacing Starch With Non-Forage Fibre Sources During Heat Stress a Good Idea?
Feeding non-forage fibre sources during heat stress is not sufficiently replacing starch, claims a US expert....
Solve Ration Problems, Observe Your Herd
Forage testing and ration balancing needs to be backed up by observation, from close scrutiny of manure components right down to manure consistency, advises an extension expert....
Contract Dairy Heifers for the Beef Sector
Dairy heifers will be seen on beef farms as Europe's dairy sector expands post quota removal contract heifer rearing grows, predict Irish advisors. ...
Check Alfalfa Hay for Fibre Digestibility
An interesting forage year in the US may mean certain dairies will need to check their hay for digestibility, according to latest expert advice. ...
What to Feed Cattle Instead of Silage
Some cattlemen have reported a dip in forage production this year, which opens the door for a whole host of different options....
Silage Management: Steps to Tackle Shrinking
Minimise corn silage shrink by chopping finely, rapid filling and sealing securely, Karla Hernandez, forages specialist at South Dakota State University has advised. ...
10 Tips to Prevent Hay Fires
Journalise hay making moisture levels and test forage rigorously to assist in keeping hay fires at bay, a forage specialist from Idaho suggests. ...
Got Butyric? Why the Stinky Stuff Should Be Avoided
Butyric acid causes silage to smell, lowering feed intake and resulting in a wide range of metabolic issues, with transition cows particularly at risk. ...
What Stops Cow Reproduction Being Successful?
Those scratching their heads over reaching reproductive targets may want to consider six factors, say a team of Irish researchers. ...
Canola Meat and High Protein Distiller Dried Grains for High Producing Dairy Cows
Working out whether canola and distiller's products are cost effective over soybean meal requires calculation around amount of metabolizable protein, according to leading US forage expert. ...
Irish Dairy Gearing Up for Post-Quota Expansion
A trained engineer with a passion for dairy cows is one of many new entrants within the dairy sector targetting growth after 2015. ...
Proper Nutrition and Management of Transition Dairy Cows
The transition period is extremely important in determining future health, milk production, and reproductive success of the dairy cow....
Managing Labour Responsible for Feeding the Lactating Dairy Herd
Ensuring rations are consistent in both amount and composition is critical to the efficacy and efficiency of a dairy unit. ...
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