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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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Is your herd’s milk production being maximized? Is lactation performance being limited by a nutrient deficiency such as an amino acid deficiency? The potential for milk production is driven by energy.

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From growing, storing and feeding, silage is a big investment of time and money for producers, year over year. Up to 60 percent of the average farm’s expenses are feed-related.

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Selecting and planting high-quality alfalfa seed is a critical first step for establishing a healthy, productive stand that can last three to four years – or more. Choosing a variety that stems from high-performing genetics, is protected with a fungicide seed treatment and planted at the appropriate rate can lead to high yields and long stand life.

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Corn silage is the principal forage in most Canadian lactating dairy cow rations. When corn silage inventory allows for carry-over, it is prudent to look at corn silage digestibility and nutrient content to strive for improvement for future harvests.

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When we think of palm trees, we usually think of sandy beaches and coconuts.

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In recent years, the impact of clinical and subclinical hypocalcemia on the performance of dairy herds has been better understood by various experts in dairy production.

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