Source: The Canola Council of Canada A recently published research project found that canola meal improves the environmental footprint of milk production – reducing methane emissions and nitrogen losses, along with a boost in milk production.  Published in the September...

Feeding Fat to Dairy Cows

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Fat contains over two times the amount of energy found in grain. This makes it a very good energy supplement for early lactation cows. The intake of supplemental fat should not exceed 5% of the...
Source: Cargill news release BASF and Cargill are expanding their partnership in the animal nutrition business, adding research and development capabilities and new markets to the partners' existing feed enzymes distribution agreements. Together, they will develop, produce, market, and sell...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Introduction Milk fever (periparturient paresis) occurs in dairy cattle after calving because of low blood calcium levels as a result of calcium moving into milk. There are about 23 grams of calcium in...
Source: Government of Canada Citation J. Dairy Sci. Vol. 100 (Suppl. 2):265. Plain language summary In Canada, corn silage is increasingly fed to lactating dairy cows at the expense of barley silage and other forages, as its high-energy content can improve animal performance....
Source: PennState Extension Animal feed production is undergoing a shift in approach to food safety, with preventive measures to address possible hazards before they occur. The safety and quality of feed and forages are critical to avoid losses in production, herd...
Feed cost is the most important and expensive input cost on a dairy farm. For a combination of reasons, feed costs have risen sharply since the fall of 2020. At Central Grain in Sauk Centre, June corn prices are...
A gallon of milk is not something most of us give much thought to. We buy it at the grocery store or pick it up at a convenience store on the way home from work. In general, we have...
Source: Zinpro news release Zinpro Corporation, the leading provider of animal nutrition solutions, recently received Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) certifications on four ProPath Performance Minerals for the United States. The four products include ProPath Cu, ProPath Fe, ProPath Mn...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Avoid feeding high nitrate feeds to sick, hungry, pregnant or lactating animals. These animals have a lower tolerance level to the nitrate then compared to healthy cattle. Make sure all animals have access...
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