Nutrition and Feed Management

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.

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Dairy Sense: Milk Income and Ration Perspective for Milk Fat - Articles Articles
A balance between components and volume may be the best strategy to optimize milk income. More
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Dairy Sense: Preparing for Mycotoxin Problems - Articles Articles
Uncooperative weather patterns can increase the occurrence of molds and mycotoxins. Minimize their growth in storage by proper management of harvest, storage, and feed out. More
Dairy Sense: Formula to Profitability is MBA
Dairy Sense: Formula to Profitability is MBA - Articles Articles
Successful farms implement good management practices, find balance in their various enterprises, and invest in appropriate assets. More
Dairy Sense: Qualifying for the Six Pound Club
Dairy Sense: Qualifying for the Six Pound Club - Articles Articles
Increasing milk components can boost milk price even if milk volume stays the same. More
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Dairy Sense: Know Your Herd’s Feed Costs? - Articles Articles
Maintaining positive cash flow on dairy farms requires good management of cropping, feeding, and financials. More
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Dairy Sense: The Major Influencer of Cash Flow Mechanics - Articles Articles
Focus on total pounds of milk produced, not milk per cow, for positive cash flow. More
From Harvest to Feed: Understanding Silage Management
From Harvest to Feed: Understanding Silage Management - Articles Articles

From Harvest to Feed: Understanding Silage Management

Coleen M. Jones, Virginia A. Ishler, Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

Feeding adequate quantities of high-quality forages is the basis of profitable milk and livestock production. More
The TMR Mineral Mismatch
The TMR Mineral Mismatch - News News

The TMR Mineral Mismatch

07/14/2017

Carbohydrates and protein are critical nutrients in precision feeding however, some interesting observations on calcium and phosphorus agreement have materialized. More
Milk Production Records and Feeding Records for Management Control
Milk Production Records and Feeding Records for Management Control - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
Record books and an online tool designed to help dairy producers monitor milk production and feed intakes from the herd daily. More
Conventional Feed Schedule Component
Conventional Feed Schedule Component - Articles Articles

Conventional Feed Schedule Component

Virginia A. Ishler, Dan Ludwig

Feed management plan in a tie-stall dairy facility More
Crop Cents Mobile App
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Crop Cents Mobile App

Timothy Beck, Virginia A. Ishler, Robert C. Goodling, Jr.

CropCents is a mobile app that calculates actual costs to produce home raised feeds for crop, dairy, and beef producers. More
Dairy Risk-Management Education: Managing Income Over Feed Costs
Dairy Risk-Management Education: Managing Income Over Feed Costs - Articles Articles
To remain profitable, producers should be monitoring and making decisions based on their herd's "income over feed costs" (IOFC). More
Feeding During Shortages of Home-Grown Feeds
Feeding During Shortages of Home-Grown Feeds - Articles Articles

Feeding During Shortages of Home-Grown Feeds

Jud Heinrichs, Virginia A. Ishler

Filling a forage gap may require reducing forage intakes or purchasing additional feeds. Economics and nutritional value of potential feeds should be considered when developing a plan. More
Soybeans and Soybean Byproducts for Dairy Cattle
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Soybeans and Soybean Byproducts for Dairy Cattle

Virginia A. Ishler, Gabriella A. Varga

Soybeans are an excellent source of essential amino acids and complement most forages, but have some limitations. More
Troubleshooting Problems with Milkfat Depression
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Troubleshooting Problems with Milkfat Depression

Virginia A. Ishler, Richard S. Adams

Monitoring the milk components of a herd can help assess the health and nutritional status of lactating cows. More
Use of Commodity Ingredients for Dairy Cattle
Use of Commodity Ingredients for Dairy Cattle - Articles Articles

Use of Commodity Ingredients for Dairy Cattle

Virginia A. Ishler, John Tyson, Peter Tozer

Explore ingredient storage, nutrient composition and variability, and considerations for managing a commodity-based feeding system. More
Reducing Dietary Phosphorus in the Dairy Herd Reducing Dietary Phosphorus in the Dairy Herd - Articles
This publication addresses the phosphorus needs of the dairy cow and ways in which dietary phosphorus can be reduced. More
Carbohydrate Nutrition for Lactating Dairy Cattle
Carbohydrate Nutrition for Lactating Dairy Cattle - Articles Articles

Carbohydrate Nutrition for Lactating Dairy Cattle

Virginia A. Ishler, Gabriella A. Varga

This article examines limitations of lab methods predicting forage quality, components of the carbohydrate portion of feeds, and effects of management on carbohydrate nutrition. More
Nitrogen, Ammonia Emissions and the Dairy Cow
Nitrogen, Ammonia Emissions and the Dairy Cow - Articles Articles
This article explains how nitrogen fed to cows contributes to ammonia emissions and explores feeding strategies to reduce excess nitrogen in the diet. More
Carbon, Methane Emissions and the Dairy Cow
Carbon, Methane Emissions and the Dairy Cow - Articles Articles
Methane contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, but some dietary practices reduce methane production, including ionophores, fats, high quality forages, and increased grain. More
Feed Efficiency in Lactating Cows and Relationship to Income Over Feed Costs
Feed Efficiency in Lactating Cows and Relationship to Income Over Feed Costs - Articles Articles

Feed Efficiency in Lactating Cows and Relationship to Income Over Feed Costs

Jud Heinrichs, Virginia A. Ishler, Daryl Maulfair

Feed efficiency measures the relative ability of cows to turn feed nutrients into milk or milk components. In the simplest terms it is the pounds of milk produced per pound of dry matter consumed. More
Body Condition Scoring as a Tool for Dairy Herd Management
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Body Condition Scoring as a Tool for Dairy Herd Management

Jud Heinrichs, Coleen M. Jones, Virginia A. Ishler

Body condition scoring evaluates fatness or thinness according to a five-point scale and scores are used to fine-tune dairy nutrition and health. More
Free Choice Feeding of Phosphorus Containing Minerals
Free Choice Feeding of Phosphorus Containing Minerals - Articles Articles
Environmental concerns have forced the animal industry to re-evaluate phosphorus levels formulated in diets to avoid excess intake and excretion. More
Troubleshooting Problems with Low Milk Production
Troubleshooting Problems with Low Milk Production - Articles Articles

Troubleshooting Problems with Low Milk Production

Virginia A. Ishler, Richard S. Adams, Larry J. Hutchinson

Topics include expected production, low peaks, failure to bag and produce ample milk, excessive decline in milk production and short lactations. More
Trouble-shooting Milk Fever and Downer Cow Problems
Trouble-shooting Milk Fever and Downer Cow Problems - Articles Articles

Trouble-shooting Milk Fever and Downer Cow Problems

Virginia A. Ishler, Richard S. Adams, Dale Moore

Topics include possible causes, symptoms and problem situations, forms of milk fever, blood parameters, control suggestions and dietary cation-anion balance. More
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