Faba beans as protein in livestock feed

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Anita Heeg, Feed Ingredients and By Products Specialist With many feed ingredients available to producers,...

Ergot management and prevention

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry How ergot affects plants and livestock, and best management practices when feeding contaminated grains. “Black, hard, seed-like fungal bodies that can...

Lower pregnancy losses in lactating dairy cows fed a ration containing flaxseed

Source: Dairy Research and Extension Consortium of Alberta Why is this important? Fatty acids can help improve energy balance and enhance reproduction Due to their caloric density,...

Particle length in dairy diets

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives In a past article we looked at different methods of evaluating fibre requirements and briefly touched on forage particle...

Dietary phosphorus in dairy cattle – how to manage nutrients and protect the environment

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affair Fact Sheet written by: Jodi Calberry – Program Assistant/OMAFRA Background The livestock industry is facing a number of environmental challenges...

Canadian government addresses feed industry irritants in regulatory review

Source: Animal Nutrition Association of Canada Longstanding feed industry irritants related to the outdated Feeds Regulations and the onerous feed authorization process were among the...

Buying feed or custom feed – a cost comparison

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry A comparison between purchasing feed or moving cows to a custom operator to feed and care for them. Even though hay...

Nitrates in dairy forages

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Early frosts raise the concern of nitrate accumulation in forages. High nitrate levels are particularly toxic to cattle, less...

Planning dairy operation feeding systems for expansion

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: B. Lang/Dairy Production Systems Program Lead/OMAFRA When planning an expansion of a dairy farm...

Utilization of wheat-based distillers in grains as a feed for lactating dairy cows

Source: University of Alberta, Masahito Oba Funding Partners: ALMA, U of A Background: Western Canadian dried distillers grains with soluble (DDGS) production is currently produced from a...
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