Content tagged "dairy cattle:nutrition"

Setting Nutrient Specifications for Formulating Diets for Groups of Lactating Dairy Cows

Dairy Updated: October 01, 2014

This article is part of our series of original articles on emerging featured topics. Please check here to see other articles in this series.Most software...

Precision-Feeding Dairy Heifers

Dairy Updated: October 01, 2014

This article is part of our series of original articles on emerging featured topics. Please check here to see other articles in this series.Dairy heifers...

Managing Dairy Calves and Heifers during the Winter Months

Dairy Updated: October 01, 2014

This article is part of our series of original articles on emerging featured topics. Please check here to see other articles in this series.Attention to...

Issues Related to Subacute Rumen Acidosis (SARA) in the Dairy Cow

Dairy Updated: October 01, 2014

This article is part of our series of original articles on emerging featured topics. Please check here to see other articles in this series.The dairy cow has...

Displaced Abomasum – Avoiding the Need for a Tummy Tuck in Dairy Cows

Dairy Updated: October 01, 2014

This article is part of our series of original articles on emerging featured topics. Please check here to see other articles in this series.The majority of...

Help in Choosing an Effective Silage Inoculant

Dairy Updated: February 03, 2014

Microbial inoculants can make silage fermentation more efficient, thereby preserving more nutrients and dry matter, and sometimes improve animal performance....

New Developments in Understanding Ruminal Acidosis in Dairy Cows

Dairy Updated: February 03, 2014

Maximizing milk production without incurring ruminal acidosis is a challenge for most dairy producers. Feeding a highly fermentable diet provides energy...

Processing Cereal Grains Fed to Dairy Cattle

Dairy Updated: January 02, 2014

This article is part of our series of original articles on emerging nutrition topics. Please check here to see other articles in this series.Optimizing feed...

Effect of Photoperiod on Feed Intake and Animal Performance

Dairy Updated: December 09, 2013

Exposure to extended periods of light is a commonly implemented management practice to improve overall yield and production efficiency in lactating dairy...

Update on Vitamin Nutrition of Dairy Cows

Dairy Updated: January 17, 2013

Vitamins are organic compounds needed in minute amounts that are essential for life and must be absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Either the vitamin...

Minimizing Subclinical Metabolic Diseases

Dairy Updated: September 14, 2012

Subclinical ketosis is a common disease in lactating dairy cows with a lactational incidence rate above 40% in many herds. This condition is associated with...

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...

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...

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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