Understanding feed test reports

Source: Government of Prince Edward Island Introduction The quantity and quality of feed offered to livestock has a significant impact on livestock productivity, growth and reproductive...

Moulds and mycotoxins – sampling feed to test for mycotoxins

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs What to sample for mycotoxins tests: If feeding a total mixed ration (TMR), sample it for mycotoxins...

Non-fibre carbohydrates in dairy diets

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Most feed analysis labs now routinely report nonfibre carbohydrate (NFC) levels, also commonly known as nonstructural carbohydrates (NSC). The...

Nutrition and feed management

National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 2.2 The nutritional requirements of...

Nutrient testing

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Greg Simpson – Swine Nutritionist/OMAFRA Introduction There are many factors that determine if, and...

Evaluation of whole-crop barley cultivars in western Canada for in vitro fiber digestibility

Source: Dairy Research and Extension Consortium of Alberta Why is this important? Growing high quality forage is a key factor to maintain productivity of high producing...

Feeding first calf heifers

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives First calf heifers need special attention at feeding time. Here’s why! Heifers are still growing (100-150 lbs during each...

Unweaned calves

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 2.2.1 The early nutritional status...

Comparative feed values for ruminants

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: T. Wright – Dairy Nutritionist/OMAFRA; R. Lackey – Feed Ingredients and By-Products...

Can forage quality be too good for cows?

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives High quality forages are the backbone of every feeding program. For years, dairy producers have been cutting forages early...
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