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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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Have you ever stopped and considered which you prefer, a salad bowl or a salad bar? If you get salad from a salad bowl, you reach in with the tongs and pull out whatever vegetables the chef decided to put in the salad.

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The consequences of feed sorting on cow health and production have been well documented within the industry. Cows often sort in favour of smaller grain components, as these are typically the most palatable, and sort against the longer, bulkier forage components.

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A representative soil sample accurately captures the traits of the soil in that area. A bulletin in Wisconsin, known as extension publication a2100, discusses how to pull a proper soil sample.

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Soil carbon markets are one of the latest incentives to move the agricultural community toward more sustainable, eco-conscious practices.

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Baleage (as opposed to harvesting forage as bales or silage) has advantages for many producers. High-quality forages can be harvested as baleage when environmental conditions are unfavourable for hay production.

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Function. A word with seven definitions, one being “a group of related actions contributing to a larger action.” Forage. A word with four key functions.

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