Content tagged "dairy cattle:nutrition feed management"

New Developments in TMR Particle Size Measurement

Dairy Updated: June 30, 2011

The Penn State TMR and Forage Particle Separator (PSPS) has become a routine technique used in forage and TMR particle size evaluation. The objective of this...

Considerations in Feed Bunk Management

Dairy Updated: September 21, 2010

It costs a lot more to feed a cow today than it did a year ago. Consequently, increased attention is being paid to the feeding program. One approach to...

The Feeding Behavior of Dairy Cows:Considerations to Improve Cow Welfare and Productivity

Dairy Updated: July 19, 2010

One of the primary objectives of dairy producers is to promote dry matter intake (DMI) to support milk production. Considerable research to date has focused...

Practical Approaches To Feed Efficiency and Applications on the Farm

Dairy Updated: July 19, 2010

Feed efficiency (also referred to as milk performance efficiency and dairy efficiency) can be defined as pounds of 3.5% fat-corrected milk (FCM) produced per...

Managing Nutrition for Optimal Milk Components

Dairy Updated: July 16, 2010

Feeding management practices on the dairy farm can have a major impact on the levels of milk fat and protein concentration in milk. Nutritional strategies...

Grain Supplementation to Grazing Herds

Dairy Updated: July 16, 2010

Several studies suggest that well-managed pasture-based dairy systems could reduce input costs and increase net returns on small- to medium-sized farms in...

Feeding and Nutrition Management for Hot Weather

Dairy Updated: July 15, 2010

Heat stress can severely impact both production and reproduction in dairy cows. Although great advances have been made in cow cooling, reduced feed intake...

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