Nutrition and Feed Management

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The 365 Day Forage Ration
The 365 Day Forage Ration - Articles Articles

The 365 Day Forage Ration

Virginia A. Ishler

Cows perform best when they can be kept on a consistent ration and forage quality is excellent. More
Penn State Dairy Cows
TMR Analysis - Comparing Formulated to Actual - Articles Articles
New corn silage and candy product pose challenges to ration balancing. More
Penn State Dairy Cows
TMR Particle Size Affects Components - Articles Articles
Balanced rations for lactating dairy cows only work if ingredients are mixed properly. More
Know your cows by monitoring dry matter intake
Where to start in TMR fed herds? - Articles Articles
Monitoring dry matter intake helps to understand your cows. This is extremely important for knowing what is normal and abnormal for the operation. 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
To remain profitable, producers should be monitoring and making decisions based on their herd's "income over feed costs" (IOFC). More
Photo credit: Jill Kopfer
Economics and Effects of Accelerated Calf Growth Programs - Articles Articles
Increasing heifer growth rates, regardless of the feeding strategy, improves the odds of earlier age at calving, which can dramatically lower heifer costs. More
Feeding in Robotic Milking Systems
Feeding in Robotic Milking Systems - News News
A look at feeding management in Pennsylvania robot herds. More
Feed Value Calculator spreadsheet Feed Value Calculator spreadsheet - Downloadable
Calculates value of forages and concentrates using Petersen's constants; based on the price of corn, soybean meal, and average quality alfalfa hay. Feed values can then be compared to market prices. More
Dairy Discussions
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An informal opportunity to discuss issues that are important for you and your dairy operation in a round-table discussion format More
Corn Silage and Feed Management Impact on Income over Feed Cost
Corn Silage and Feed Management Impact on Income over Feed Cost - Webinars Webinars
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Optimizing IOFC, results from transition silage testing 2015-2016, forage management project results to date, reminder of upcoming project meetings More