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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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When comparing inoculants, like all other things on the farm, pricing is always a consideration, but it is important to evaluate products to see if their price is a cost or an investment.

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If we look at the composition of dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS), we see that they contain a significant amount of fiber.

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Erin Mosley is owner of Mosley Dairy Consulting LLC and lives in Canal Winchester, Ohio. She provides independent dairy nutrition consultation focusing on the utilization of currently available software and technology to aid in the evaluation of feed- and cow-health-related data to help identify key areas of opportunity for production, health and financial improvement.

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When asked for several years what I viewed as “normal” in production agriculture, the reply was often something to the effect, “Extreme volatility in dairy and beef margins (per hundredweight) is our normal.”

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“Veterinarian dies after being trapped in collapsed silage pile.”

“18-year-old dies in pack tractor rollover accident in a bunker silo.”

“Teenage farm worker dies in silage defacer entanglement.”

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Your best employee should be in charge of feeding your herd, including weighing, mixing, delivery and monitoring rations. This individual can make or break the feeding program, rumen health and profitability.

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