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: Canadian Bio-Systems news release Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. (CBS Inc.) has launched the main phase rollout of its new Feed Science Platforms, offering a comprehensive portfolio of advanced bio-based feed technology solutions to benefit swine, poultry, aquaculture and ruminant production. The...

Forage testing is important

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Do you test your forages each year? Knowing the nutritional value of your hay or haylage helps farm management in a number of ways. First, it helps you determine if you...
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: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs "Differences of opinion exist regarding the role of molds and mycotoxins in livestock problems basically because their effects on animal health and production are still in a grey area". (Seglar &...
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