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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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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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We’ve seen the situation where perfectly good-looking silage was put up, following all harvest recommendations, at the right moisture and maturity, packing at the correct density and adding proper silo covering.

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Milk protein and fat content will vary across dairy cow breeds. While Holstein dairy cows typically have the lowest milkfat percentage due to their high milk yield, they often still produce the greatest amount of butterfat per day.

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Baled silage, or baleage, is a highly nutritious livestock feed and can help producers better manage their harvest window and harvest their crop at its optimum quality.

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