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Articles By Rick Lundquist

Sep 19, 2018

Every Gut is Different

What cows eat can affect the microbial population inside the rumen.
Feb 21, 2018

Project Clean Cow

Ruminants produce about 25% of methane in the U.S. Production efficiency is reducing that number.
Feb 21, 2018

Project Clean Cow

Ruminants produce about 25% of methane in the U.S. Production efficiency is reducing that number.
Oct 28, 2015

Boost Your Milk Check; Feed for Butterfat

Butterfat appears to be the bright spot in an otherwise dim outlook for milk prices
May 06, 2015

Re-Think Silage Shrink

When dairy producers think of silage shrink, they typically mean the difference between the tons of fresh forage harvested and the tons of ensiled forage actually fed.
Apr 23, 2015

Why Are My Forage Fibers Lower?

If you’ve noticed that your forage is testing better based on Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF) levels, don’t get too excited. It may be just dirt. Forage labs are using a new technique to determine NDF which removes soil contamination. It’s referred to as “aNDFom” or “ash free NDF” or NDF
Mar 26, 2015

Re-Thinking Where and How Much Silage Shrinks

By Rick Lundquist, Ph.D. When dairy producers think of silage shrink, they typically mean the difference between the tons of fresh forage harvested and the tons of ensiled forage actually fed. This includes forage spilled between the scales and the packed pile, losses during fermentation, spoiled forage shoveled off the
Jan 29, 2015

Think Twice about Using ‘Anti-feeds’ on Your Dairy

Basically free ration ingredients can cost your operation much more than you paid for them. I visited a cow calf operation today. I don’t typically work with beef operations, but I helped them with their rations last winter. I was pleased to hear that that their animals have looked and
Jan 07, 2015

Nutrition: Think Spring—and Heat Stress

Its winter, but not too early to start thinking about gearing up for heat abatement strategies.