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Distillers Grains
With the growing ethanol industry and high grain prices, distillers grains have became an important discussion topic. Specialists, Bill Weiss, Maurice Eastridge, Dianne Shoemaker and Normand St-Pierre of the Ohio State University Extension, discuss what...
Essential Oils as Dietary Supplements for Dairy Cattle
Essential oils are not required by dairy animals, but rather are compounds that have an aroma or “essence”, writes Jim Paulson, an Extension Educator-Dairy for the University of Minnesota Dairy Extension....
Ethanol Coproducts for Ruminant Livestock Diets
By Kenneth Kalscheur and Alvaro Garcia, Dairy Science Department, SDSU, Kurt Rosentrater, USDA - Agriculture Research Service and Cody Wright, Department of Animal and Range Science, SDSU....
Effect of Rust Infestation on Silage Quality
By A.T. Adesogan, O.C.M. Queiroz and, S.C. Kim, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville. This feature is taken from the proceedings of the 45th Florida Dairy Production Conference, published by the University of Florida, IFAS...
Feedstuff Comparisons Offer Interesting Results
Replacing the starch in corn grain with equal amounts of other nonfiber carbohydrates (NFC) or digestible neutral detergent fiber (NDF) in byproduct feedstuffs does not change energy availability, despite differences in rumen degradation rates among carbohydrate...
Updating Phosphorus Supplementation in Ruminants to Meet the Animal’s Requirement, Reduce Excess Cost, and Reduce Environmental Concerns
By Francis L. Fluharty, Ph.D., Department of Animal Sciences, Ohio State University. Phosphorus has been called the "master mineral" because it is involved in most metabolic pathways, is a key component of Adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) which transports...
Feeding Management to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Dairy Farms
By Robert E. James, Department of Dairy Science, and Beverly Cox, Virginia Cooperative Extension. Published in the University of Florida IFAS, 45th Dairy Conference Production proceedings. Probably no region of the U.S. has experienced greater attention...
Sulfur in Distillers Grains for Dairy Cattle
By D. Schingoethe, A. Garcia, K. Kalscheur, and A. Hippen, Department of Dairy Science, South Dakota State University K. Rosentrater, Agricultural Research Service. Sulfur is an essential element needed by animals for many functions. ...
Bringing Back the Cows With Swath Grazing
By Don Comis, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. This research is part of Integrated Farming Systems, an ARS national program (#207)....
Interpretation of Water Analysis for Livestock Suitability
By Dave German, Water Resources Institute - Nancy Thiex, Olson Biochemistry Laboratories - Cody Wright, Department of Animal and Range Sciences. Published by the South Dakota State University....
Feeding Dairy Cows for Body Condition Score
Changes in body weight are not a very good indicator of the nutritional status of dairy cows, writes Alvaro Garcia and Arnold Hippen of the Dairy Science Department - South Dakota State University, Extension Extra. ...
Know Your Feed Cost
Jim Paulson, Extension Educator at the University of Minnesota, Dairy Extension, asks which of the following factors affect reproductive performance of dairy cows: a) milk production, b) bunk space, c) type of bedding used in the far off pen, or d) hoof...
Natural Feeding Programs - Concepts for Tweaking Feedlot Diets
By Christoph Wand - Beef Cattle & Sheep Nutritionist/OMAFRA. With the increasing trend by North Americans towards health conscious diets, the trickle-down to the beef industry appears to be a growing interest in beef produced from animals with a minimum...
What if Cows Don’t Drink Enough Water? – Part 2
By Neil Broadwater, Regional Extension Educator-Dairy, University of Minnesota Dairy Extension. This is the second of a two-part feature. A link to the first part is available below....
Alternative Renewable Fuel Synergies Create Potential for Northern Plains
By J.W. Schroeder, Dairy Specialist. NDSU Extension Service, Dairy Focus. North Dakota is in a good position to benefit from the production of alternative, renewable fuels. ...
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