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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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A dairy nutritionist could be your best resource when planning silage harvest. That’s because the ultimate goal at harvest is to make sure the forage you take out of the field has the highest possible feeding value.

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There are many issues to blame for the sky-high grain and protein prices: weather conditions, economic issues, global grain demands and more.

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When producing more milk is not a viable option to generate greater income – a common occurrence in quota systems – dairy producers must find alternative ways to make each kilogram of milk produced more valuable.

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Ongoing red clover research is showing that, in comparison to alfalfa, red clover can benefit growers and livestock producers in several ways.

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Forage may be stored for winter feeding when pasture production is limited, for use in confinement feeding systems or for cash hay. 

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Hay is one of the most versatile of stored forages in that it can be kept for long periods of time with little loss of nutrients if protected from weather; a large number of crops can be successfully used for hay production; it can be produced and fed in small or large amounts.

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