Dairy

Cows, Like Us, Respond To Light

Research tells us that a poorly lit barn has a negative impact on milk production this time of year. Continue reading to learn more about how you can manage light exposure to increase milk product by an average of 5 lbs.

The Influence of NutriVantage® on Lactating Dairy Cows

While the effects of Nutrivantage Nutrition Optimizer on cattle and dairy calves have been well documented, there is very little data on the effects of Nutrivantage in lactating dairy cows. Continue reading to learn about the overall positive results found in the field trial.

The Vantage is Still in NutriVantage For Beef & Dairy

After numerous feeding trials the initial observations of NutriVantage causing better feed intake, gains, and immune support has been affirmed in cattle products from calf milk replacers to dairy beef supplements. Read to understand the data supporting this conclusion in a summarized format.

New Approaches To Balancing Dairy Cows’ Energy Needs

Energy is often the most-limiting nutrient for the high-producing dairy cow. A good option to provide this energy is fat but it can have a negative impact on the rumen if fed too much. Continue reading to learn about a new approach to providing the energy dairy cows need.

Non-Nutritional Reasons Cows Don’t Milk

While we most often focus on solutions for nutritional reasons cows aren’t performing, it is just as likely that a non-nutritional issue may be preventing cows from reaching their full milking potential. Learn about some non-nutritional factors that can cause low milking performance.

Not All Yeasts Are Created Equal

We have learned yeast improves fiber digestion, stabilizes rumen pH, improves gain and efficiency, and supports the immune system through prebiotic function. Learn about what makes Kent Natural Yeast unique compared to the competition and the benefits it can add to your feeding program.

Subclinical Hypocalcemia

The incidence of milk fever (clinical hypocalcemia) has dropped significantly on dairy farms over the last two decades. However, in many herds subclinical hypocalcemia continues unnoticed and may affect as many as 60% of all cows and 80% of third and greater lactation animals

Benefits Of Bovine Plasma In Calf Milk Replacers

The recent incidence of PED led to some concerns about using plasma products. Though tests and studies show this played no role in the spread of PED, concerns of disease transmission have flowed into the calf industry. Read to learn more about the safety and benefits of bovine plasma.

Dairy Cattle Lameness

As one of the most important and prevalent health problems on dairy farms today, lameness can pose a serious economic threat. This article discusses the causes and symptoms of lameness and the steps you can take to prevent it in your herd.

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