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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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Most dairy research tends to focus on protein and energy needs, and trace minerals are often overlooked. Yet when we fail to consider the role of trace minerals, problems can arise, including interferences or interactions with minerals in feed and water.

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Oilseed byproducts are an effective source of protein for dairy cattle, with soybean meal being a common ingredient in North American dairy rations. However, canola meal has been garnering interest by dairy nutritionists in recent years thanks to a growing body of research demonstrating positive impacts on performance and increased canola production in Canada, resulting in increased availability of canola meal into the U.S.

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Corn is a vital part of most rations in Canada and comes in many forms: corn silage, dry corn and high-moisture corn (including earlage or snaplage). This article will focus on high-moisture corn.

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As many hay producers and operators know, one of the most challenging aspects of baling hay is determining its quality and relative feed value (RFV).

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Fat and fatty acid (FA) digestion and metabolism in dairy cattle is of considerable interest both to scientists and the dairy industry. The subject has received renewed interest for a number of reasons: First, we now recognize FAs can have specific and potent effects on ruminant digestion and metabolism.

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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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