Dairy

Cows, Like Us, Respond To Light

Research tells us that a poorly lit barn has a negative impact on milk production this time of year. Continue reading to learn more about how you can manage light exposure to increase milk product by an average of 5 lbs.

The Influence of NutriVantage® on Lactating Dairy Cows

While the effects of Nutrivantage Nutrition Optimizer on cattle and dairy calves have been well documented, there is very little data on the effects of Nutrivantage in lactating dairy cows. Continue reading to learn about the overall positive results found in the field trial.

The Vantage is Still in NutriVantage For Beef & Dairy

After numerous feeding trials the initial observations of NutriVantage causing better feed intake, gains, and immune support has been affirmed in cattle products from calf milk replacers to dairy beef supplements. Read to understand the data supporting this conclusion in a summarized format.

New Approaches To Balancing Dairy Cows’ Energy Needs

Energy is often the most-limiting nutrient for the high-producing dairy cow. A good option to provide this energy is fat but it can have a negative impact on the rumen if fed too much. Continue reading to learn about a new approach to providing the energy dairy cows need.

Non-Nutritional Reasons Cows Don’t Milk

While we most often focus on solutions for nutritional reasons cows aren’t performing, it is just as likely that a non-nutritional issue may be preventing cows from reaching their full milking potential. Learn about some non-nutritional factors that can cause low milking performance.

Not All Yeasts Are Created Equal

We have learned yeast improves fiber digestion, stabilizes rumen pH, improves gain and efficiency, and supports the immune system through prebiotic function. Learn about what makes Kent Natural Yeast unique compared to the competition and the benefits it can add to your feeding program.

Subclinical Hypocalcemia

The incidence of milk fever (clinical hypocalcemia) has dropped significantly on dairy farms over the last two decades. However, in many herds subclinical hypocalcemia continues unnoticed and may affect as many as 60% of all cows and 80% of third and greater lactation animals

Benefits Of Bovine Plasma In Calf Milk Replacers

The recent incidence of PED led to some concerns about using plasma products. Though tests and studies show this played no role in the spread of PED, concerns of disease transmission have flowed into the calf industry. Read to learn more about the safety and benefits of bovine plasma.

Dairy Cattle Lameness

As one of the most important and prevalent health problems on dairy farms today, lameness can pose a serious economic threat. This article discusses the causes and symptoms of lameness and the steps you can take to prevent it in your herd.

Be Prepared For Heat Stress In Dairy Calves

Heat stress can easily knock a young dairy heifer off the path to calving at 24 months, that is why it is important to implement practices to reduce the effects of it. Continue reading to learn the signs and symptoms of heat stress, and management practices to minimize its effect.

Improving Dairy Ration Balancing Software

Today, as we develop dairy diets we have a choice of using computer software that balances against National Research Council (NRC) standards or one that makes use of a dynamic rumen model. Learn about the advantages and importance of using a dynamic rumen model.

Understanding Forage Fiber Evaluation

While yield may be high this year the quality of the corn produced is not guaranteed. Learn more about quality analysis of corn and how fiber science has evolved over the past few years.

Improved Use of Forage Test Results

Depending on its quality, as much as 70% of what a dairy cow eats can be forage. Continue reading to better understand the importance of testing and knowing the nutrient content of your forages.

Corn Silage for Dairy – Only One Chance

Corn silage is a major source of feed energy, a valuable feedstuff when it comes to high producing dairy cows. Continue reading to learn how to get more of your corn crops’ nutrients into your cows.

What is Kent Natural Yeast?

Learn more about Kent Natural Yeast and why it often outperforms other yeast-type products in palatability, performance, and digestibility.

Over-Crowding of Dairy Cows

With current milk prices as they are is has become common practice to overstock barns. However resent observations discussed in this article show that adding more cows doesn’t mean you will increase milk production, and you may even damage it due to over-crowding issues.

Processed Corn Silage

When cornsilage isn’t properly processed, energy can be lost in undigested corn and un-eaten cobs. Continue reading to learn how to avoid this issue.

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