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Interest in feed additives will continue and be influenced by new research results, advertising and profit margins. When milk prices drop, dairy farmers may pull feed additives out to reduce feed costs.

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One question commonly asked by dairy producers is: Which forage sources should I use when beginning to feed calves a total mixed ration (TMR) after weaning?

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A hands-on approach to nutrition helped this dairy realize its full potential when it comes to milk production and animal health.

“Since switching to Cargill, it’s like we have a second pair of eyes and hands on the dairy. The regular walk throughs, manure screenings, shaker box readings, and data analysis from the Cargill team has given our dairy more information than we ever had before,” explains Parker Byington who is the part owner and manager of Heritage Hills Dairy in Southeast Minnesota. On the dairy, Parker uses expertise from the Cargill team and utilizes Cargill feed in his pre-fresh and lactating diets.

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When temperatures dip into single digits and below, dairy farmer Stacy Jauquet up-levels her calf care program to maintain a zero-mortality rate, even through winter’s extremes.

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The cost to raise a heifer from birth to freshening is hard to calculate. You don’t actually write a check for every replacement heifer expense.

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Over the last two decades, initially through improvements in feeding and nutrition and subsequently through facility design changes and enhanced management, we have seen positive progress in early lactation milk performance and health improvements in those farms that have chosen to embrace these changes. Much of the effort has been focused on the dry period – in particular, the pre-fresh or close-up period – and the maternity or calving area.

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