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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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Just tossing any trace mineral pack into a dairy ration is no longer adequate to support high-producing dairy cows.

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The last few winter seasons we’ve experienced have not been easy for grasslands. Winters dotted with ice, followed by a dry summer, often led to the death or significant decrease in forage yields across the country.

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Mould and mycotoxin development in corn ears and stalks, and the resulting corn silage, continues to be a major concern for dairy producers. Mycotoxins can result in a range of problems for livestock throughout the year as they are ingested with the feed.

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On Aug. 16, 2009, at the World Track and Field Championship in Berlin, Usain Bolt ran the 100 metres in only 9.58 seconds, achieving a feat no person had ever achieved.

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The initiative of raising replacement heifers from birth to their first lactation is a major, yet often overlooked, component of a profitable dairy operation.

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As temperatures rise starting in April and May, humidity can follow. This combination of temperature and humidity can impact your dairy herd. The temperature-humidity index (THI) is an indicator of when heat stress may occur.

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