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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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You cannot till or no-till your way out of a soil quality problem. Additional organic inputs such as crop residue, manure and cover crops are needed to increase organic matter and water-holding capacity, improve aggregate stability and water infiltration and build soil quality in many other ways.

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No one can argue that Canada knows extremes when it comes to weather; however, typically we would be talking about how to beat the cold.

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Dairy nutrition is a continuously evolving science that attempts to explain and predict the complex interactions between the feed a cow consumes and the measurable outputs of production including milk, weight gain and reproduction.

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Garnering much recent interest by dairy producers and their nutritionists has been a new method of harvesting whole-plant corn for silage.

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Over the past decade, dairy producers have increased their use of corn silage as a forage source in dairy rations.

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Improving soil and crop management can help reduce weather-related crop production risks and contributes to the sustainability of the cattle industry (Figure 1).

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