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FEED & NUTRITION

Learn about all aspects of the dairy cow ration, from harvest to storage and balancing additives to forage supplementation.

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To effectively condition hay or haylage, we need to understand the forage drying process:

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As we experience long days filled with sunshine, it means hay season is here. One question that comes to mind is: How do I make the hay harvesting operation more efficient?

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Fresh cows experience many stressors and challenges in the first few days and weeks after parturition.

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Managing and achieving a successful fresh cow transition has been and continues to be a challenge on many dairy farms.

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All economic sectors have an impact on global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), agriculture accounts for 14% of global emissions.

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Cows need protein but do not have a requirement for protein per se. Instead, they require amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Dietary protein is broken down by microbes in the rumen and by the action of intestinal digestive enzymes to amino acids.

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