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Automatic Livestock Waterers
A reliable, constant supply of good quality water is an essential part of any livestock enterprise, says a report from the Government of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development....
The Strategic Use of Ruminally Protected Amino Acids in Dairy Nutrition
The rumen is arguably the most important organ in the ruminant digestive system, writes Adegbola T. Adesogan, University of Florida as part of the proceedings from the University of Florida Dairy Extension 20th Symposium. ...
Grain Prices Impact Entire Livestock Production Cycle
The biological timeline of livestock production prevents quick producer response to fluctuating feed costs, say Richard Stillman, Mildred Haley and Ken Mathews or the USDA ERS Amber Waves publication. ...
IFAS Ruminant Nutrition 20th Symposium
This article provides the proceeding from the University of Florida IFAS Dairy Extension proceedings from the 20th Symposium. Click on the links below to view the features....
Short Cut Corn Silage Works
You can make better silage by chopping your corn into finer particle sizes. Your cows can thrive on it, too, writes Barry Potter - Livestock Specialist/OMAFRA. ...
Use of Enzymes to Improve Nutritive Value of Co-Products
UK - The vast majority of feed enzymes used commercially are focussed on improving the availability of nutrients from cereals and soybean meal, the nutrients of interest being one or several of phosphorus, energy, amino acids and other minerals, says...
Silage inoculants for haylage: feasible?
Some authors define “haylage” as “… an alternative when weather conditions are not good enough for drying hay below 14 %...” (Kenney, 2001), “… a feed that is halfway between hay and silage (Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary,...
Tame Pasture Grass and Legume Species and Grazing Guidelines
Jim Jacobs, NRCS Plant Materials Specialist, and Jon Siddoway, NRCS Rangeland Management Specialist, explain how to maximise the benfits of tame grass for grazing....
Developments in Biofuels; Implications for Livestock Production
As the manufacture of biofuels grows, questions are being asked as to whether such a strategy can be supported without putting unacceptable pressure on the food supply chain, writes John Pinkeye, Ensus Biofuels, in the proceedings from the 42nd University...
GM Restrictions: A Boon to the European Livestock Sector?
Several feed organisations in the EU have warned of the dangers posed by a lack of soya supplies, writes Rachel Ralte reporting for TheCattleSite. ...
Moisture and Feedstuffs
Beef cattle producers have several feedstuffs available now that weren’t common a few years ago, says Gene Schmitz, a livestock specialist writing for the University of Missouri Extension, Ag Connection....
Fuel for the Fire: Livestock Inputs and GHG Emissions
The effects of livestock farming on climate change is an ever-expanding issue for the meat industry. At the forefront of consumer concerns is the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Consequently, in a bid to tackle the problem, ongoing research attempts...
Dairy Strategies With Expensive Corn
Farmers across the country are dealing with high grain prices. A University of Illinois Extension Specialist explains some feeding alternatives and signals to monitor when decreasing starch in the ration, says Mike Hutjens, Extension Dairy Specialist,...
Moderate Energy Dry Cow Diets May Improve Postpartum Health
Have you eaten at one of those ‘all you can eat’ buffets recently? It’s a challenge (if not impossible) to stop eating even when you have met the recommended energy intake for your body size and work load for the day, writes Noah Litherland, University...
Residual Feed Intake: a System for Efficiency
Residual Feed Intake is a programme designed for the issues of today. Where once breeding programmes focused on increasing outputs, now they are concerned with inputs and how to maximise profit by decreasing costs, writes Adam Anson, reporting for TheCattleSite....
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