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Source: University of Minnesota With high feed costs, improving whole-farm feed efficiency is crucial for maximizing herd profitability. The most important metric for determining your herd’s whole-farm feed efficiency is feed cost per hundredweight of energy-corrected milk sold. Data from the...
Source: Pioneer news release With feed costs for dairy cows responsible for approximately 50% of milk production costs, dairy farmers are always looking for ways to reduce costs without sacrificing milk yield or quality. Pioneer brand Plenish high oleic soybeans...
Source: University of Wisconsin Written by Jackie MCCARVILLE and Lyssa Seefeldt Fiber in the diet provides an important role in rumen function and digestive health. The varying levels of digestibility of fiber are due, in part, to differences in the amount...
Intelligent nutrition company Novus International, Inc., today announced a new partnership with Halchemix Canada Inc., to provide amino acid and trace mineral products to the animal agriculture industry in Canada. Halchemix will serve as NOVUS’ exclusive distributor for its MINTREX®...
Source: Pennsylvania State University Introduction Feed management is a key practice in livestock nutrient management. It includes ration formulation for optimal supplementation of nitrogen and phosphorus, consistency and accuracy of feed delivery, regular feed testing, and diagnostic tools to monitor results....
Source: University of Kentucky I have often made the statement, “the more feed an early lactation cow eats, the more milk she can produce, and the more profit she can potentially make for her owner”. This statement emphasizes the importance...
Source: joint company news release Forever Feed Technologies, a pioneering leader in sustainable indoor feed growing systems, today announces a definitive agreement with Dr. Greenhouse, Inc., to design the controlled environment for an enterprise-scale indoor feed mill at the River...
Source: University of Massachusetts Amherst Introduction Nutritional management requires that dairy cows and their replacements be considered in three distinct groups of animals; a.) mature, non-lactating or dry cows, b.) lactating or milking cows, and c.) growing replacement animals. Each of...
Source: University of Kentucky Routine forage testing, balancing rations, and implementing these rations on-farm are all key components of cost-effective feeding programs designed for optimum performance of the lactating dairy herd. However, taking time to observe dairy cows can provide...

Feeding Dairy Cattle

Source: Government of Saskatchewan In the long run, it is economical to maintain the present size of the cow herd and feed for high production. Dairy cows need at least 800 pounds (360 kg) of hay or its equivalent each month....