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Immature Corn Can Provide Good Feed
Damaged corn could still be of value. Harvesting immature corn for silage or hay will provide a high protein animal feed. ...
Technology & Nutritional Needs of Milk-Fed Calves
Despite different feeding programmes, several underlying nutritional principles need to met to optimise calf performance and producer profit. What are the key principles and technologies available to meet these needs?...
US Feed Outlook September 2009
US grain production has increased both over last month and also year on year, according to the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) Feed Outlook for September 2009....
Trace Mineral Supplementation Important in Dry Period
Trace minerals are essential nutrients required by all species of animals, writes Greg Golombeski, dairy graduate student at the University of Minnesota, Dairy Extension....
Understanding the Ruminant Animal's Digestive System
Ruminant livestock have a unique digestive system that allows them to use energy from fibrous plant material better than other herbivores, write Dr Jane A. Parish, Dr J. Daniel Rivera and Dr Holly T. Boland in this Mississippi State University Extension...
GM Feed in the EU: Policies and Principles
As the price of non-GM feed soars, the European meat industry - bound by strict regulations - struggles to compete both in global and domestic markets, writes Adam Anson, TheCattleSite. ...
Automatic Calf Feeding Systems for Pre-weaned Dairy Calves
Computer controlled automatic calf feeding systems are attracting increasing interest here in the Midwest because of the labor-saving benefits, explains Jim Paulson, Extension Educator-Dairy. ...
Solving mycotoxin related problems in dairy cows
Although ruminants are known to be less susceptible to mycotoxins than monogastric animals, extensive literature details the negative impacts of these hazardous substances on the health, reproductive and production parameters of dairy cows. ...
How Profitable are Silage Inoculants?
Silage is the product of the fermentation of different crops caused mainly by lactic acid bacteria (LAB) based on the acidification of the material under anaerobic conditions, writes costa Aragón, Y. PhD, Technical manager, BIOMIN Holding GmbH....
Mycotoxins in dairy cows: a menace to cows, farmers and consumers!
The primary objective of dairy farmers is to optimize milk production and remain profitable over the long term. This isn’t simple given the volatility of the feed markets, milk prices, changing consumer preferences, and other constraints....
Feeding Legumes to Cattle - Alberta
Legumes can be a valuable part of a cattle feeding program. In fact, legumes can actually improve animal performance by encouraging intake, by providing greater feed efficiency and by fostering a better use of forage nitrogen content, writes Juanita Kopp,...
Feeding Rumininally-Protected Choline to Transition Dairy Cows
Choline, also known as trimethyl ethanolamine, is an essential component of mammalian diets as it is required for normal function of cells, says this University of Florida IFAS Publication....
Nutritional Control of Feed Intake in Dairy Cattle
Feed intake is determined by many interacting factors and prediction of feed intake is the “Achilles heel” of diet formulation, says Michael S. Allen1 and B. J. Bradford - Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University - as part of the proceedings...
The Economics Behind GM Stockfeed in Australia
Emma Ansell and Eamon McGinn report on the economic issues for producers and consumers behind GM stockfeed, in this Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics publication....
Ethanol Co-Product Use in U.S. Cattle Feeding
The expansion of the ethanol industry led to increased demand for corn and an increased supply of co-products from the ethanol production processes, says the USDA Economic Research Service....
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