Content tagged "nutrition"

2018 Farm Bill Outlook

Agricultural and Food Law Updated: March 20, 2018

With net farm income in the U.S. falling to a 12-year low, there are very real challenges in the farm economy. The 2018 Farm Bill will seek to provide much...

Kristen DiFilippo University of Illinois Ubana-Champaign

Updated: March 30, 2017

Kristen DiFilippo is a PhD candidate in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kristen’s research focuses on app based...

Goat Nutrition Nutrients

Goats Updated: November 16, 2015

Nutrients are defined as substances that aid in the support of life. The six classes of nutrients include protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins, minerals, and...

Goat Nutrition

Goats Updated: October 26, 2015

Proper nutrition is essential for the health and productivity of all animals and is the basis of successful production systems. A well-planned and executed...

Make Mealtimes in Child Care Pleasant, Easy and Appealing

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Creating enjoyable mealtimes and snacks in a child care program will help young children learn health eating habits and develop positive attitudes toward...

Tips for Child Care Providers to Promote Healthy Attitudes about Food

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

As children grow and experience new foods, child care providers may notice changes in eating habits or attitudes about certain foods. The following are...

The Question of Food as Medicine

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Nutrient-dense foods include:Increasingly, research is finding that specific foods - typically the more colorful, plant-based foods - have disease-fighting...

Things to Consider when Planning for Physical Activities in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 18, 2015

Childhood obesity is a growing problem in early childhood. Child care providers can play an important role in preventing obesity by helping children stay...

Accommodating Special Diets in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 08, 2015

Some children in child care have special dietary requirements. Food allergies, cultural and religious preferences, and vegetarian diets are common issues in...

Justine Karduck, University of Illinois

Updated: April 30, 2015

Justine Karduck is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator with more than 11 years of professional experience.  She has worked...

Karen Chapman-Novakofski, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Updated: April 23, 2015

Dr. Chapman-Novakofski is an internationally recognized expert in the area of nutrition education, and has specifically addressed issues related to the older...

Robin Allen, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Updated: April 23, 2015

Robin Allen has been a Registered Dietitian since 1980 and is currently the Social Media Coordinator for the Nutrition and Wellness group for the Military...

Care of Goats in Severe Winter Weather

Goats Updated: January 29, 2014

Management of mature goats may change only slightly in colder weather compared to routine management throughout the rest of the year. Nothing takes the place...

Enzootic Ataxia

Goats Updated: September 30, 2013

Although most often reported as a problem in Australian sheep, enzootic ataxia has been reported in goats in the United States. First, two definitions:...

Can chickens survive eating only grass?

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: October 17, 2012

Chickens cannot survive for very long eating only grass. Chickens are not able to digest grass because, unlike cows, they do not have the necessary...

Does age affect quality and yield grades of harvested feedlot steers?

Beef Cattle Updated: August 07, 2012

Yes, but that answer needs to be discussed in detail. Many factors contribute to carcass quality and yield grades such as management, genetics, previous...

Goat Feeding Systems

Goats Updated: June 28, 2012

There are many methods of feeding goats. Feeds should be offered in such a way to minimize mold growth or fecal contamination that reduces intake. Mineral...

Goat Nutrition GI tract

Goats Updated: June 28, 2012

Goats are ruminants, animals with a four-compartment stomach, as are cattle, sheep and deer. The compartments are the reticulum, rumen, omasum and...

I have a heifer calf that is very small for her age. She was born to an old cow who didn't produce enough milk to feed her. She was put with a cow that had lost her calf. Will ever catch up weight-wise, or will she always be stunted?

Beef Cattle Updated: June 20, 2012

This calf is behind the rest of the calves because of low energy intake. If the calf has not been severely stunted, it will begin to grow once exposed to a...

Can wheat straw be used in beef cattle rations?

Beef Cattle Updated: June 01, 2012

Yes. Wheat straw is greatly underutilized as a feedstuff, particularly in beef cow rations. It can be used as the primary forage in dry cow rations and at...

Honey Bee Nutrition

Bee Health Updated: February 20, 2012

 CAP Updates: 10Zachary Huang, Michigan State UniversityHoney bees, like any other animal, require essential ingredients for survival and reproduction. What...

How do I know if my 3 week old foal is getting enough milk from the mare and how soon can I feed it?

Horses Updated: February 17, 2012

If the foal looks healthy, bright and active, then it is probably getting adequate nutrition. If a foal is not getting enough, you will notice a lower body...

Are roses, specifically Knock Out roses, any danger when planted in a horse pasture?

Horses Updated: January 18, 2012

 It is not recommended to plant or have roses in your horse pasture, mostly because of the thorns on the bushes. Horses will also damage the roses by eating...

I have heard that feeding corn to horses isn't good for them. Where is the safe limit when feeding corn? The horses that are being fed are draft horses who do work but not overly hard.

Horses Updated: January 04, 2012

Corn, also referred to as maize, is grown in almost all states in America and is readily available to horse owners. Dent corn, also referred to as field...

How long can I keep a bull, and at what age can a young bull start mating cows?

Beef Cattle Updated: April 18, 2011

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