Information and tools to assist in managing dairy cattle nutrition and feed management, including resources on forage, silage, pasture, and water needs. Tips on monitoring heifer growth and weaning strategies for heifers and calves.
In this video Dr. Jud Heinrichs demonstrates the Ro-Tap Particle Separator, the method used to develop the concept of physically effective fiber.
In this video Dr. Jud Heinrichs demonstrates the ASABE Particle Separator, the standard method for the determination of forage particle size.
Particle size evaluation tools are described and demonstrated in a series of brief videos.
In this video Dr. Jud Heinrichs demonstrates the Penn State Particle Separator, a popular method for on-farm particle size determination.
Cutting corn silage higher can increase silage quality because the lower part of the crop is poorly digestible, but this can also reduce yield.
Shredlage has been a hot topic in recent years, but studies have demonstrated it has the same overall dry matter and fiber digestibility as conventional silage.
More Articles ByRobert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Jud Heinrichs
Practical information for evaluating silage quality and feeding management to determine its potential role in production or health problems on the dairy farm.
This article explores effects of mycotoxins on animals, testing feeds for toxins, dealing with contaminated feeds, and limiting mycotoxin production.