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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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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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Ever since its first release in 1942, the purpose of Canada’s Food Guide has been to guide food selection and promote nutritional health.

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As another growing season approaches, now is a good time to start preparing for a safe silage season. Unfortunately, when most producers are asked what silage and safety mean to them, their answer usually revolves around silage pile or bunker safety.

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With a growing dairy industry comes the need for individual dairies to closely monitor their feed inventories to ensure enough feed is available. This can be a bit of a guessing game, and intakes will greatly influence the rate of consumption.

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