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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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How costly are pest birds on dairies? Would you be surprised to know some dairy farmers estimate the cost of feed loss from pest birds to be $55 per cow?

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In 2007, my career path was somewhat redirected after working with a high-profile dairy herd’s health and performance challenge.

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I’m a small-town girl hailing from la belle province who has a passion for dairy cows. Growing up on a dairy, following mom and dad around the farm, I developed my sense of curiosity and love for Holstein cows. 

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With a desire to feed top-quality nutritious hay and increase their return on investment, Lars and Ingrid Steunebrink from Kirkton, Ontario, found themselves a new way to dry hay.

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As we start the new year, there are some new regulations regarding medically important antibiotics. However, chances are you are already compliant with the changes, so take a deep breath and sip some hot chocolate.

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Keeping productive and healthy cows longer positively impacts the profitability of a farm. Since the cost of raising a replacement heifer is about $2,100 to $2,500, it takes more than one lactation to pay it back. Therefore, a dairy cow will start to be profitable only once it is in its second lactation.

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