Total mixed rations for dairy cows

Source: PennState Extension Total mixed rations help dairy cows achieve maximum performance and are the most common method for feeding high producing, indoor-housed dairy cows...

Improving nutrient utilisation by optimization of feeding time and feeding patterns

Plaizier, J.C. and Kennedy, A.D., Department of Animal Science, University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB). In order to ensure high productivity and the good health of...

Dairy cow diets based on conventional or brown midrib corn silage: effects on cow...

Source: Dairy Research and Extension Consortium of Alberta Why is this important? The agricultural sector contributes to greenhouse gas production through emissions related to gut fermentation,...

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...

Byproduct feeds and precision feeding

Source: PennState Extention Production perspective There is some bias in the feed industry about certain byproducts versus others. For example, in the past bakery products have...

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...

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...

Hoof Health and Nutrition

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Many factors affect the health of your cows feet. Management factors such as providing a well drained environment, adequate...

Annual forages for grazing, silage or greenfeed

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Annual forages are a flexible alternative for producers who feel they may be short of pasture forage or want to...

ANAC meets with international feed community at 13th IFRM

Source: ANAC ANAC recently participated in the 13th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM), held in Atlanta in January. The meeting, hosted by the International Feed Industry...
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