Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: T. Wright – Dairy Nutritionist/OMAFRA; R. Lackey – Feed Ingredients and By-Products Specialist/OMAFRA One of the first considerations in selecting or replacing ingredients in a livestock diet is...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Anita Heeg - Feed Ingredients and By-products Specialist/OMAFRA Laboratory analyses of feeds provide the best indication of nutrient availability, allowing feeds to be utilized to their full potential. Reliable nutritional information...
Source: PennState Extension Total mixed rations help dairy cows achieve maximum performance and are the most common method for feeding high producing, indoor-housed dairy cows in the world. Introduction Feeding a total mixed ration (TMR) helps a dairy cow achieve maximum performance....
Source: Dairy Research and Extension Consortium of Alberta, Dr. Zhiquan Wang, University of Alberta DRECA Dairy Research Summary Why is this important? Feed costs represent a large proportion of the variable costs in a dairy production operation and genetic improvement programs for production efficiency...
Source: Government of New Brunswick, Murray Snowdon Many soybeans grown today are fed to livestock as full-fat beans. This is a change from the traditional practice of extracting the oil for human consumption and feeding the remaining meal to livestock. With...
Source: Government of Saskatchewan Relative Feed Value - A Tool for Determining Alfalfa Quality The Concept of Relative Feed Value Feed value is an important factor when buying or selling hay. Buyers and sellers require an accurate and effective way of communicating...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry A comparison between purchasing feed or moving cows to a custom operator to feed and care for them. Even though hay production in many areas of Alberta this year has been adequate, high feed costs are...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Pennsylvania State University researchers have been examining the traditional approach of feeding dry cows in two separate groups. Their findings suggest that if a two-group approach isn't working on your farm,...
Source: Dairy Research and Extension Consortium of Alberta Why is this important? Feeding more grain in the rations of lactating dairy cows may be an effective approach to increase milk yield. However, increasing the amount of grain in the ration above a...
Farm in Ile D'Orleans, Quebec. Advances such as Soy Pass MP show advantages to help dairy farms get higher energy and nutritional value out of dairy cow rations while improving milk production and reducing costs. Holstein dairy cows are...
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