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When it comes to feed ingredients, few can compete with whole cottonseed for lactating dairy cattle. As a triple nutrient feedstuff containing protein, high energy and high fiber, cottonseed is proven to support milk production and boost butterfat. To maximize these nutritional benefits, it’s important to store and handle cottonseed properly.

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Summer is upon us, and with the warm weather moving in, it’s a good time to remember that proper watering is one of the most important aspects of maintaining cattle productivity. With so many ways to provide water to your cattle, it can be overwhelming to weigh the pros and cons of each, but when it comes to seasonal changes, it’s obvious why an automatic waterer is one of the smartest choices.

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COVID-19-induced crisis mode is creating a scramble for short-term, and sometimes shortsighted, adjustments. Unfortunately, a narrow “right now” mindset doesn’t work for genetic plans.

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The evolution of agriculture marketing has drastically turned in recent years. Consumers are questioning everything that is put in front of them instead of taking news sources at face value. This provides ample opportunities for producers to encourage and promote agriculture as one of the most sustainable industries. Even in these unpredictable economic times, one thing holds true: People have to eat.

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U.S. consumers are increasingly interested in how their food is produced. Understanding consumer preferences and the choices they are making can help dairy producers, and the industry in general, understand consumer demand for production practices.

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