Dairy Nutrition

Jerseys at the bunk

Let the Rumen Be Your Guide

By Mike Opperman
  • Candid Cameras: Time-lapse Cameras Monitor Feed Bunks

    06/03/2017 09:26 AM

    Time-lapse cameras are proving to be invaluable tools to monitor feed bunks to show when feed is actually delivered, how often feed is being pushed up and how long bunks are empty.

  • Feed Colostrum for Four Days
    06/02/2017 06:26 PM

    Research suggests it pays in more growthy calves.

  • Does Starter Preference Matter?
    05/31/2017 06:05 AM

    Because starter-grain consumption is so important for a smooth transition through weaning, we want to understand all we can about calf preferences for the contents and physical form of their calf starter.

  • The Perks of Pasture for Dairies
    05/23/2017 04:28 PM
  • States Want Clarity in Enforcing Dairy Product Terminology
    05/17/2017 02:56 PM

    State milk regulators passed a resolution unanimously today calling on USDA to clarify FDA and state responsibilities in ensuring and enforcing standardized dairy product names.

  • Vomitoxin Makes Nasty Appearance for U.S. Farm Sector
    04/22/2017 03:16 PM

    A fungus that causes “vomitoxin” has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test their grain, and giving headaches to grain growers already wrestling with massive supplies and low prices.

  • Mars: "Miscommunication" Led to Skittles Spill
    02/05/2017 08:22 PM

    Mars says a miscommunication with a subcontractor led to a defective batch of its Skittles, reportedly on their way to becoming cattle feed, ending up scattered across a highway.

  • Put Quality in Forage Contracts
    01/25/2017 10:43 AM

    Make sure the forage your contractor puts up meets herd production needs



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