Plan & Allocate Homegrown Feeds: The Foundation

Plan & Allocate Homegrown Feeds: The Foundation

This is the first in a series of two articles. The second will provide specific examples using the 2021 crop year and look ahead to future harvests. KEY TAKEAWAYS IN THIS ISSUE OF TECHNICAL TOPICS: Consistent supplies of homegrown feeds year-round enhance...
Inoculant Considerations

Inoculant Considerations

KEY TAKEAWAYS IN THIS ISSUE OF TECHNICAL TOPICS: Homolactic Inoculants lower pH in upfront fermentationHeterolactic Inoculants increase aerobic stability during feed-outAsk for peer-reviewed research. The more, the betterInoculants will not replace good silage...
Audit Feed Additives to Control Feed Costs

Audit Feed Additives to Control Feed Costs

KEY TAKEAWAYS IN THIS ISSUE OF TECHNICAL TOPICS: Feed additives can increase your feed cost/cow/day significantly. Therefore, it is necessary for the producer and nutritionist to conduct a periodic review of reed additives in the diet to help control feed costs.Feed...
Understanding Vaccines

Understanding Vaccines

KEY TAKEAWAYS IN THIS ISSUE OF TECHNICAL TOPICS: Vaccines help develop immunity by imitating a natural infection, but without causing illness. Think of them as a “primer” of the immune system.A well designed vaccination program will greatly reduce the risk of large...