Nutrition Articles

Research shows low consumption of dairy could increase chances of early menopause

Low consumption of dairy could increase the chances among women of an early menopause, new research has suggested.


Winter forage Triticale gaining popularity
Ann Blount, Cheryl Mackowiak, Nick DiLorenzo and Jose Dubeux, UF/IFAS NFREC Marianna

Triticale is a winter forage that is gaining in popularity in the Southeast.


Mycotoxins: What Are They? How Do We Test For Them?
Koos Vis, Diamond Hoof Care LTD

The discovery of the mycotoxin aflatoxin in the 1960s led to a boom in scientific and regulatory interest in mycotoxins. When it was found that aflatoxins can be carcinogenic in animals, an urgent need was sparked to facilitate a greater

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Where do you store your milk in the Refrigerator?

If you store your milk in the fridge door, we hate to break it to you but you’ve been doing it all wrong.


Grass-fed Dairy an Expanding Market
Marie Burcham, JD, Farm and Food Policy Analyst at The Cornucopia Institute

Consumers are now starting to look for “grass-fed” dairy, following exponential growth in the 100% grass-fed beef sector.


Teff Hay may be the safety net Dairy Producers need during a drought
Pat Melgares, K-State Research and Extension

Researchers at Kansas State University may just have found a safety net for dairy producers during times of limited water availability or drought.


Perennial Forage feeding vs. Corn Silage in your Dairy Herd

Corn silage use is trending on Quebec’s large dairy farms, but Valacta’s Robert Berthiaume argues farmers who run against the herd can bulk up their bottom line with perennial forages.


Amino Acid Methionine and it’s health benefits in Dairy Cows

Animal scientist Phil Cardoso knew that milk protein increases when dairy cows are fed the amino acid methionine, but he suspected that the supplement might have additional health benefits.


Managing Phosphorus levels in a Dairy cows Diet

Management of phosphorus has emerged as a serious limiting factor for dairy farming for some of our closest neighbours, but what does this mean for Scotland?


What should be done with ‘anitbiotic’ residue milk?
Emmy Koeleman

When a cow is treated with antibiotics, there is a waiting period after treatment before the milk can be sold.


Salt sharing creating the potential for transmitting Tuberculosis
Ben Muir

A popular source of nutrition for cattle is a potential middleman for transferring disease, according to a recent study.


Nutrition and the role it plays in Reproduction
Carole Curtis

Over the past few years, there have been dramatic improvements in dairy reproductive performance.


High levels of Copper can endanger your herd
NR Kendall et al, Nottingham University

Farmers are being urged to audit the amount of copper being fed to dairy cattle after on-farm investigations found that stock is being endangered by feed products that commonly exceeded industry copper level guidelines.


How much Forage do cows actually need?
AG Web powered by Farm Journal

Cows love to eat forage. How much do they really need though?


Successful TMR Feeding System

Extension Dairy Professor Jud Heinrichs explains this is accomplished by feeding a nutritionally balanced ration at all times, allowing cows to consume as close to their actual energy requirements as possible and maintaining the physical or roughage characteristics, which we

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