Starting calves on dry feed

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Calf-raising is an essential part of a dairy operation. The primary goals during the early weeks of a calf's...

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...

Feed efficiency in lactating cows and relationship to income over feed costs

Source: PennState Extension Feed efficiency measures the relative ability of cows to turn feed nutrients into milk or milk components. In the simplest terms it...

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...

New nutrients in dairy rations?

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Have all the nutrients necessary for milk production been evaluated and quantified?? One would certainly think so looking at...

Which are the key essential amino acids needed to maintain milk production in the...

Source: Dairy Research and Extension Consortium of Alberta Why is this important? To optimize the biological and economic efficiency of the lactating dairy cow we need to...

Benefits of pasture

Source: PennState Extension There are numerous benefits to the animal and producer who incorporate pasture into the ration. There can also be some challenges that...

Early life events and long-term effects on future calf perfomance

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Your cows have the best chance of reaching their genetic potential for lifetime milk yield if you...

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...

Canadian Bio-Systems launches new ‘Yeast Bioactives’ feed technology

Source: Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. Innovative solution designed to fit new landscape of livestock production A brand new category of feed technology with broad advantages for the new...