Additives & feedstuffs in dairy nutrition Technical Articles

Formulation and ingredients

Article published the October 22, 2018:

Effect of a feed additive (condensed and hydrolysable tannins) on lactating cow’s milk production performance.

Introduction  Tannins are commonly defined as water-soluble polyphenolic compounds ranging in a molecular weight from 500 to 3000 Daltons. Muller-Harvey (2006) reviewed the effects of different types of t...
Author/s :
Claudio Cabral
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Article published the August 6, 2018:

Fighting Oxidative Stress with Silvafeed® ATX

Use a blend of plant extracts as dietary antioxidant in animal production The objective of this article is to provide an introduction on oxidative stress, some concepts and suggestions to improve the effi...
Author/s :
Alejandro Castillo
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Article published the April 6, 2018:

Boosting milk components and synthesized fatty acids in lactating dairy cows

In the current context of the international dairy market, increasing milk production regarding quantity is no longer relevant due to low prices. Now more than ever, producing more milk fat and protein is a prov...
Author/s :
Melina Aparecida Bonato
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Article published the April 6, 2018:

Optimising milk fat strengthens dairy profits

Fat found in milk originates from three sources; de novo fatty acids synthesised in the milk gland of the cow (short-chain C4 to C14) comprise about 20-30% of total milk fatty acids, preformed fatty acids (long...
Author/s :
Dr. Steve BlezingerMelina Aparecida Bonato
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Article published the November 9, 2017:

Starting Calves on Amaferm Improves Performance in Transitioning Feedlot Diets

Weaning is a normal process in beef production, where the newly weaned calf is denied both its dam’s milk and social contact with her and other adults (Stookey et al., 1997). Newly weaned calves are subje...
Author/s :
Alejandro Relling
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Article published the October 3, 2017:

3 Steps to achieve excellence in quality of herbal feed supplements

SummaryComponents of marketable herbal feed supplements are primarily evaluated based on their efficacy and safety to ensure quality. Nevertheless, as complex mixtures of different groups of primary and seconda...
Author/s :
C.V. Chandrasekaran, Ph.DMurali B.
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Article published the August 31, 2017:

Feeding Cows in Today’s Economy

As this is written (Winter, 2012) feed prices continue to hover around historic highs and although milk prices have risen they have not kept pace with the increases in feed costs. Feed costs are usually the lar...
Author/s :
William P Weiss
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Article published the August 8, 2017:

How to conduct flavour preference trials in dairy cows

Feed flavours are additives that are being increasingly used in animal nutrition as a tool to enhance both the smell and taste of feed, in order to improve feed intake. It is generally observed that a high...
Author/s :
Clément SouletJoëlle Faugeron
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Article published the February 24, 2017:

Peripartal rumen-protected methionine supplementation to higher energy diets elicits positive effects on blood neutrophil gene networks, performance and liver lipid content in dairy cows

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...
Author/s :
James K. DrackleyJohan OsorioJuan Loor
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Article published the February 10, 2017:

Feed utilization and milk production of Damascus goats fed diets supplemented with mustard and cumin seeds

Introduction. The yield and composition of milk can be changed dramatically by altering the feeding regimen and phytogenic supplementation. Plant parts such as leaves and seeds contain bioactive compounds such ...
Author/s :
Ahmed Kholif
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