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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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Weeds compete with crops for nutrients, space, sunlight and water. Compared to other crops, corn is particularly sensitive to early season weed competition.

The traditional weed management program in corn was centered on the use of soil-applied herbicides such as atrazine.

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What do you see when you look at a bale? Certainly, many would say it is a source of feed for our livestock. Others see a commodity that is sold to their customers.

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An Ontario “forage master,” Evert Veldhuizen, creates his high-quality forage on Veldale Farms along with his brother and nephew.

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New research continues to show that the use of oxygen barrier films protects feedstuffs better than standard plastic coverings.

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The era of higher corn prices has many nutritionists looking at feeding elevated levels of corn silage as a way to reduce starch input costs.

In Eastern Canada, it is not uncommon to be working with rations in the 70 to 80 percent corn silage range as a percentage of the total forages fed – significantly more than even 10 years ago.

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The use of baleage, also known as round bale silage, continues to grow across the upper Midwest on dairy and livestock farms.

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