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...

Canadian Canola Council releases new guide on dairy rations

Source: Canola Council of Canada news release Dairy professionals now have access to a new, comprehensive guide informed by recent research focused specifically on canola...

Create a strategy for the winter feed supply

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Testing various feeds and knowing the nutritional values of each informs producers that they are feeding the right feeds at...

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,...
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