Nutrition and Feed Management

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Opportunities and Challenges of Feeding Distillers Grains Opportunities and Challenges of Feeding Distillers Grains - Articles
A review of feeding distillers grains to lactating dairy cows and challenges that may arise due to their use. More
Therapeutic Nutrition for Dairy Cattle
Therapeutic Nutrition for Dairy Cattle - Articles Articles
Proper nutrition can minimize the incidence or help control metabolic, infectious, and reproductive disorders in a dairy herd. More
Pasture-Based Systems for Dairy Cows in the United States
Pasture-Based Systems for Dairy Cows in the United States - Articles Articles
Dairy producers have adopted grazing systems in an attempt to reduce the input costs and increase the profit margin per cow. More
Pasturing Dry Cows and Heifers
Pasturing Dry Cows and Heifers - Articles Articles
Pasture can be a cost-effective feed for dry cows and heifers, but must be managed to ensure animals meet performance goals. More
Intensive Rotational Grazing and Bovine Somatotropin
Intensive Rotational Grazing and Bovine Somatotropin - Articles Articles
Response to bST is contingent upon cows being adequately fed, whether grazing or not grazing, and bST may complement grazing and improve dairy profitability. More
Pasture, Body Condition, and Reproduction
Pasture, Body Condition, and Reproduction - Articles Articles
Pasture systems often result in lower BCS or greater loss of BCS during the first 1 to 2 months of lactation, and supplementation to restore body condition has many benefits. More
Feed Efficiency in Dairy Heifers
Feed Efficiency in Dairy Heifers - Articles Articles

Feed Efficiency in Dairy Heifers

Jud Heinrichs, Coleen M. Jones

Discussion of ways to improve feed efficiency in dairy heifers. More
Feeding During Shortages of Home-Grown Feeds
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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
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Prevention and Control of Nitrate Toxicity in Cattle - Articles Articles
Examines the complex factors that contribute to nitrate toxicity and provides recommendations for testing and feeding forages with high nitrate content. More
Milk Replacer Costs and Your Options
Milk Replacer Costs and Your Options - Articles Articles

Milk Replacer Costs and Your Options

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Discussion of whey protein prices, alternative proteins, cost comparisons, and considerations for feeding waste milk. More
Milk Components: Understanding Milk Fat and Protein Variation in Your Dairy Herd
Milk Components: Understanding Milk Fat and Protein Variation in Your Dairy Herd - Articles Articles
Description of variation found in production of milk components, factors that contribute to this variation, and strategies to improve component production. More
Pasteurization of Non-Saleable Milk
Pasteurization of Non-Saleable Milk - Articles Articles
Considerations of implementing on-farm pasteurization, discussion of waste milk quality, and evaluation of heat and UV methods. More
Learn To Score Body Condition
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Learn To Score Body Condition

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

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Learn to assign body condition scores for dairy cattle on a 5-point scale by evaluating specific areas of the pelvis and loin. More
Water System Planning: Estimating Water Needs
Water System Planning: Estimating Water Needs - Articles Articles
Find out how to estimate homeowner or farmer water needs and calculate how much water must be delivered from a private water supply to meet these needs. More
Troubleshooting Silage Problems
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Troubleshooting Silage Problems

Robert 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. More