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Feed & Nutrition

Learn about all aspects of cattle nutrition from harvest and storage to balancing rations with forage, byproducts and supplements.

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My head was spinning – such a new breakthrough, with implications that were overwhelming. I just had to share it. I walked down the street to the Confused Chromosome Club and pulled open the door.

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As of Jan. 1, 2017, the FDA’s Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) became law and changed the way medically important antibiotics have been used in animal agriculture for decades.

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The 2016 corn crop was record-breaking in many regions, phenomenal, in fact. However, that yield came with a price: mold growth and associated mycotoxins.

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Regardless of the affiliated production phase, cattlemen nationwide will feel the financial stress of low cattle markets. 

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When you think of the term “rumen bugs,” you might scratch your head a bit. A rumen bug? My cows have bugs?

Yes, your cows have bugs. But when we reference rumen bugs, we’re not talking about insects – we’re talking about micro-organisms.

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Corn silage in cattle-feeding operations is certainly not a new topic, but changes to both the cattle-feeding and ethanol industries have led to some recent research which may make feeding elevated levels of silage in finishing diets more attractive.

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