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Feed & Nutrition

Learn about all aspects of the dairy cow ration, from harvest to storage and balancing additives to forage supplementation.

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Advances in forage quality should translate into improved farm income. Forage quality is synonymous with improved fiber digestibility (NDFd).

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Corn silage harvest is arguably the most critical time of the year for a dairy’s future productivity and profitability. In a period of a few weeks, nine to 14 months of feed inventory is created.

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Feeding a dairy cow’s rumen is as complicated and complex as feeding the world’s billions of people in a sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly way.

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Recently, on an online forum, someone asked how much nitrogen everyone was applying on their triticale fields to get an idea of what application rate to use.

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From growing, storing and feeding, silage is a big investment of time and money for producers, year after year. Up to 60 percent of the average farm’s expenses are feed-related.

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Around the world, billions of pounds of corn are planted and grown for the purpose of feeding livestock. For many dairy farmers, corn (coming from both grain and silage) supplies a significant amount of calories in milk cow and heifer diets.

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