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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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As a dairyman, are you looking to improve the way your fresh cows transition, take off, peak and breed back? Are you looking to improve rumen health, rumen function, overall health, digestion, feed efficiency and YOUR BOTTOM LINE??? If so, then “RECALIBRATE WITH RECAL”.

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Successful implementation of feeding programs on the dairy hinges on accurate assessment and effective management of forages in the diet. As we wrap up a year notable for the extent of weather challenges experienced throughout the growing and harvesting seasons, this focus on forages becomes even more critical.

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I recently came across a magazine article about fiber that included the acronym ANDFOM. Huh? What did that mean? ANDFOM: “antifoaming agent”? or “and for older men?” Then I realized what happened – some of those letters should have been in lowercase, and the magazine editor’s spell checker “corrected” them all to uppercase.

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Just tossing any trace mineral pack into a dairy ration is no longer adequate to support high-producing dairy cows.

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On Aug. 16, 2009, at the World Track and Field Championship in Berlin, Usain Bolt ran the 100 meters in only 9.58 seconds, achieving a feat no person had ever achieved.

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The 2019 corn silage season was as challenging as last year, mainly due to excessive precipitation – including flooding in some areas – leading to heavy, saturated soils.

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