Content tagged "dairy cattle:nutrition"

Strategies to Deal with Volatility and Increased Dairy Feed Costs

Dairy Updated: August 27, 2012

Prices for corn grain, soybean meal, and other commodities used in grain mixes have increased dramatically over the past month or two. Much of this cost...

Managing Measures of Feed Costs: Benchmarking Physical and Economic Feed Efficiency

Dairy Updated: August 22, 2012

Problems associated with the measurement and monitoring of physical feed efficiency are reviewed. We propose targets for gross feed efficiency based on milk...

Interpreting Milk Urea Nitrogen (MUN) Values

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: August 21, 2012

This fact sheet has been developed to support the implementation of the Natural Resources Conservation Service Feed Management 592 Practice Standard. The...

Feed Efficiency and Its Impact on Feed Intake

Dairy Updated: August 21, 2012

This fact sheet has been developed to support the implementation of the Natural Resources Conservation Service Feed Management 592 Practice Standard. The...

How Efficiently Are Your Cows Using Ration Nitrogen?

Dairy Updated: August 21, 2012

This fact sheet has been developed to support the implementation of the Natural Resources Conservation Service Feed Management 592 Practice Standard. The...

Managing Dietary Phosphorus to Reduce Environmental Impact of Dairy Farms

Dairy Updated: August 21, 2012

This fact sheet has been developed to support the implementation of the Natural Resources Conservation Service Feed Management 592 Practice Standard. The...

Silage and Dry Hay Management

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 21, 2012

This fact sheet has been developed to support the implementation of the Natural Resources Conservation Service Feed Management 592 Practice Standard. The...

Dietary Cation-Anion Difference for Dairy Rations

Dairy Updated: August 21, 2012

This fact sheet has been developed to support the implementation of the Natural Resources Conservation Service Feed Management 592 Practice Standard. The...

Use of Rumensin in Dairy Diets

Dairy Updated: August 21, 2012

This fact sheet has been developed to support the implementation of the Natural Resources Conservation Service Feed Management 592 Practice Standard. The...

Forage and TMR Particle Size and Effects on Rumen Fermentation of Dairy Cattle

Dairy Updated: August 21, 2012

This fact sheet has been developed to support the implementation of the Natural Resources Conservation Service Feed Management 592 Practice Standard. The...

Effective Fiber for Dairy Cows

Dairy Updated: August 21, 2012

This fact sheet has been developed to support the implementation of the Natural Resources Conservation Service Feed Management 592 Practice Standard. The...

Dry Matter Determination

Dairy Updated: August 21, 2012

On most animal operations, feed ingredients are provided to animals according to the weight of the feed. Although nutrients in ration formations are often...

Prevention and Control of Nitrate Toxicity in Cattle

Dairy Updated: July 17, 2012

Nitrate intake is closely related to the levels found in forage and drinking water. Forages may contain elevated levels of nitrate when fields are heavily...

Prevention of Udder Edema in Dairy Cows

Dairy Updated: July 06, 2012

The periparturient period is especially important for the health of dairy cows. Among health problems occurring during this period is an accumulation of...

Progress in the Understanding of Hemorrhagic Bowel Syndrome

Dairy Updated: July 06, 2012

Hemorrhagic bowel syndrome (HBS), a deadly digestive tract disease, has been reported with increasing frequency in adult dairy cows. Cattle affected with HBS...

Nutrition and Claw Health

Dairy Updated: July 06, 2012

The health and function of the bovine claw is dependent upon sound nutrition and feeding practices. In this context, the avoidance of rumen acidosis, which...

Prevention of Displaced Abomasum

Dairy Updated: July 06, 2012

Because of intake depression prior to calving and slow intake ascent postcalving, the transition period is the major risk period for abomasal displacements....

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