LATEST NEWS FROM Feed costs

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10:28AM May 07, 2020

High Moisture Corn Could Prove Viable Option for Robotic Milkers

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

Using high moisture corn rather than pellets reduced feed costs and profitability.

09:02AM May 05, 2020

Tips To Manage Dry Cows

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

Dry cows should maintain a body condition score in the range of 3.0 to 3.25.

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11:41AM Apr 07, 2020

Should You Dry Off Cows Early?

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

It's one way to reduce production, but weight gain during the prolonged dry period can be a real risk.

10:12AM Feb 11, 2020

Milk-Feed Margins Still Key to Profitability

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

Keeping home-grown feed costs in line has a significant impact on the milk-feed margin.

08:38AM Feb 04, 2020

Interseeding Alfalfa Into Corn Shows Promise

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

Runoff rates of soil and nutrients in the corn interseeded with alfalfa are also substantially reduced.

11:19AM Dec 12, 2019

Basic Feeding Practices More Important than Balancing to Nth Decimal

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

If feed isn't mixed and fed properly, balancing rations to the nth decimal point doesn't really matter.

09:31AM Nov 06, 2019

Yields Critical to ‘Grow or Buy' Decision

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

The key is good records, and then knowing what it is costing you to raise feed.