Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: B. Lang/Dairy Production Systems Program Lead/OMAFRA When planning an expansion of a dairy farm feed-handling system, develop a strategy that both meets long-term goals and remains manageable during transition....
Source:  University of Wisconsin-Madison, by: Matt Akins The nutrient needs of dairy heifers change with age and size as they approach maturity with feed intake increasing and diet nutrient concentrations decreasing (Table 1). This is due to changes in growth...
Source: Dairy Research and Extension Consortium of Alberta Why is this important? Growing high quality forage is a key factor to maintain productivity of high producing dairy cows at low feeding costs. Whole-crop barley silage is the primary forage used in...
Source: University of Alberta, Masahito Oba Funding Partners: ALMA, U of A Background: Western Canadian dried distillers grains with soluble (DDGS) production is currently produced from a mixture of wheat and corn grain, or just wheat. Although DDGS becomes available at low...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Fibre is one of the more important nutrients in a dairy cow diet because of its role in maintaining rumen function and cow health. Providing adequate fibre, while attempting to meet energy needs,...

Transition cows

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 2.2.4 Cows that are transitioning from gestation to lactation have increased nutrient demands that must be met. Inadequate nutrition during...
Source: CubicFarm Systems Corp. CubicFarm Systems Corp. announces the completion of a wholesale financing program for its animal feed division Leo Benne resigns as Head of Innovation and member, Board of Directors CubicFarm® Systems Corp. ("CubicFarms" or the "Company") (TSX: CUB), announces...
Fast-rising adoption of Biotica across Canadian market mirrors worldwide MCFA trend Rocketing out of the starting blocks in pursuit of rising opportunities for innovative livestock production solutions, new advances in animal feed and nutrition technology are ushering in a bold...
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,...
A sharp rise in attention to feed quality threats such as mycotoxins has put the Midwest U.S. and other key livestock production regions on guard. However new knowledge and innovations in grain management technology have emerged to help producers...
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