Dairy Cattle Technical Articles

Article published the June 22, 2017:
Ruminant nutrition is highly sophisticated. Immense research and application efforts have culminated in great successes. Today, we can satisfy with a relative high precision the nutritional needs of high produc...
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Massimo Bionaz
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Article published the June 15, 2017:
Relative feed value has been used for a number of years to indicate the overall feed value of forage. In recent years, there have been some changes considered to make this assessment more accurate in regards to...
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Dr. Dan Undersander
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Article published the June 2, 2017:
Introduction Proper sampling of ration ingredients and submitting those samples for nutrient analysis to a good lab are essential components of diet formulation. The relative importance of sampling, analytical...
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John GoeserWilliam P Weiss
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Article published the April 12, 2017:
INTRODUCTION An adequate supply of macro and micronutrients, such as trace minerals (e.g., Zn, Mn, Cu, Co), is important for ensuring an optimal transition from pregnancy to lactation (Andrieu, 2008). For ins...
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James K. DrackleyJohan OsorioJuan Loor
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Article published the March 22, 2017:
In the beef cattle industry, there has been discussion in many shapes and forms concerning feeding and nutrition of purebred cattle. Often the perception by purebred breeders is that purebred cattle (PB) have s...
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Steve Blezinger
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Article published the March 13, 2017:
  Milk quality is considered a welfare issue. Most dairy cooperatives have established quality-based payment programs to provide incentives to improve milk quality (Botaro et al. 2013). Total bacterial co...
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Armagan Hayirli
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Article published the February 24, 2017:
Background Cows around calving time experience a depression on immune function partially due to the marked negative energy balance (NEB), which results when cows cannot ingest enough nutrients to support dieta...
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James K. DrackleyJohan OsorioJuan Loor
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Article published the February 17, 2017:
Background Water is the most important nutrient for calves and plays an important role as solvent of nutrients, rumen development, thermoregulation and other functions in the body. In addition other researcher...
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Jill AndersonMaristela Rovainirosh senevirathne
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Article published the February 16, 2017:
  Q: What are the main consequences of heat stress? A: Regarding milk production, there are different factors, not just volume, but also fat content and protein in the milk and quality of the milk; that ...
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Israel Flamenbaum
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Article published the February 10, 2017:
Introduction Sustainability of dairy farm production systems can be measured by the intersection between profitability and environmental stewardship. It is clear that unprofitable farms are destined to go out ...
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Victor E. Cabrera
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