Nutrition and Feed Management

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Using Nutrition Models for Lactating Dairy Cows on Pasture
Using Nutrition Models for Lactating Dairy Cows on Pasture - Articles Articles
Discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of using computer models for grazing dairy cows. More
Tools to Assess Colostrum Management
Tools to Assess Colostrum Management - Articles Articles
We can measure how well a colostrum program is working by estimating the IgG in calves' blood. More
Using Manure Evaluation to Enhance Dairy Cattle Nutrition
Using Manure Evaluation to Enhance Dairy Cattle Nutrition - Articles Articles
Evaluating the feces or manure can provide information about general health, rumen fermentation, and digestive function of cows. More
Total Mixed Rations for Dairy Cows
Total Mixed Rations for Dairy Cows - Articles Articles
Total mixed rations help dairy cows achieve maximum performance and are the most common method for feeding high producing, indoor-housed dairy cows in the world. More
Troubleshooting Problems with Milkfat Depression
Troubleshooting Problems with Milkfat Depression - Articles Articles
Monitoring the milk components of a herd can help assess the health and nutritional status of lactating cows. More
Troubleshooting Problems with Low Milk Production
Troubleshooting Problems with Low Milk Production - Articles Articles
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
Topics include possible causes, symptoms and problem situations, forms of milk fever, blood parameters, control suggestions and dietary cation-anion balance. More
Can On-Farm NIR Analysis Improve Feed Management?
Can On-Farm NIR Analysis Improve Feed Management? - Articles Articles
Regular dry matter testing and ration adjustments ensure producers are feeding the ration formulated by the nutritionist. Can on-farm NIR help? More
Can Ration Sorting Benefit Lactating Dairy Cattle?
Can Ration Sorting Benefit Lactating Dairy Cattle? - Articles Articles
Cows facing an acidosis challenge will select feeds with high ruminal buffering capacity if given the opportunity. 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

Explore ingredient storage, nutrient composition and variability, and considerations for managing a commodity-based feeding system. More
Feeding Acidified Milk to Calves
Feeding Acidified Milk to Calves - Articles Articles

Feeding Acidified Milk to Calves

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

This article describes reasons for acidifying milk or milk replacer and examines research on acidified milk feeding systems. More
Troubleshooting Milk Flavor Problems
Troubleshooting Milk Flavor Problems - Articles Articles

Troubleshooting Milk Flavor Problems

Virginia A. Ishler, Robert F. Roberts, Ph.D.

Producing a high quality food product begins at the farm level, and prevention is the only way to assure milk is of good quality and flavor. More
Using the Calf Milk Pasteurization Evaluator Spreadsheet
Using the Calf Milk Pasteurization Evaluator Spreadsheet - Articles Articles
Instructions for using the Calf Milk Pasteurization Evaluator spreadsheet, interpreting its output, and estimating waste milk supply and demand. More
Using a TMR Mixing Sheet to Control Rations and Determine Feed Costs
Using a TMR Mixing Sheet to Control Rations and Determine Feed Costs - Articles Articles
Instructions for using the TMR Mix Sheet spreadsheet to accurately mix total mixed rations. More
Is Shredlage a Good Idea? Is Shredlage a Good Idea? - Articles
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