Dairy Cattle Technical Articles

Milk fever is one of the more expensive metabolic diseases faced by dairy producers. Costs can easily exceed $400/cow in terms of vet and drugs, discarded milk and lost milk production. Cows with milk fever...
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Fat contains over two times the amount of energy found in grain. This makes it a very good energy supplement for early lactation cows. The intake of supplemental fat should not exceed 5% of the ration. This...
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Although potassium (K) is an essential nutrient for dairy cattle, increasingly high levels in forages have made cattle more susceptible to metabolic diseases such as grass tetany, udder edema and milk fever...
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Milk urea nitrogen (MUN) analyses can be used as a signal, or "red flag", to point out potential problems in your feeding program. In particular, high MUN values reflect excessive dietary crude protein or l...
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The following article is a special collaboration from AFMA (Animal Feed Manufacturers Association) www.afma.co.za We thank their kind support. BENEFITS OF ANTIBIOTICS USED IN FOOD PRODU...
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The following article is a special collaboration from AFMA (Animal Feed Manufacturers Association) www.afma.co.za We thank their kind support. All the current nutritional recommendation syste...
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The efficacy of a feed supplement for ruminants depends mainly on its effect on the ecology and nutrition of the micro- organisms inhabiting the rumen. Sulphur (S) has long been recognized as an essenti...
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The following article is a special collaboration from AFMA (Animal Feed Manufacturers Association) www.afma.co.za We thank their kind support. Feathers – The Raw Material The American Association of ...
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ALLTECH 2002 CD: Milk quality issues: what does it take to get somatic cell count down to 100,000 and keep it there? Department of Animal Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA Introduc...
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Introduction This winter OMAF vets, Raw Milk Quality staff and Livestock Advisors conducted 20 workshops about mastitis for producers. Collecting milk samples to identify mastitis-causing bacteri...
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