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Planning Your Winter Feeding Program

As the snow begins to fall, and various opportunities for extending the grazing season are ending, it is a good time to consider the opportunities that exist to manage your current feed inventory and minimize feeding costs during the coming winter. With c

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Whole Corn vs. Ground Corn in a TMR Mixer | Customer Question

Q: Hi,I am purchasing a Jaylor 5425 vertical mixer. I have done some research on whole corn compared to chopped/ground corn. And surprising to me the whole corn is about as efficient as the ground corn. I wonder what your take is on that. I also am wo

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Ration advice dry grass hay and wet distillers for cow/calf producer in Illinois

Q. I am a cow/calf producer in SE Illinois, recently built a monoslope for calving and purchased a Jaylor 5425. I am not having much luck with ration formulation as no one is experienced with feeding cows inside in this area. I thought you may have had so

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Feed Management Technology Improves Bottom Line

Imagine receiving income from various sources without recording where it came from or how much came from each source, and then paying it out and likewise not recording how it was spent. You would simply end the year wondering why you did not have much lef

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How Do You Evaluate the Mix in your TMR Mixer?

Jaylor has always believed strongly that the proof of the value of a TMR mixer has been in the "Quality of the Mix," and thus in the value of monitoring the mix as it is created.

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Milk Fat Content, Production a Function of Feed Management

Milk components are the principle source of revenue on dairy farms and vary with milk volume and fat and protein content. While it is often said that on a given farm production will be a function of genetic potential and the meeting of nutrition requir

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Challenges of a Canadian Winter

Janet Kleinschmidt discuss the challenges of the Canadian winter in regards to feeding, housing, and lighting to optimize your dairy herd's performance.

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Increasing Cow-Calf Profits with TMR

Traditional methods of feeding hay in a round bale feeder can lead to wastage of up to 30% through selection and trampling. Conservative estimates of switching to a TMR put feed savings at 10-15%.

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Heifer Nutrition Birth to Weaning

Jan Kleinschmidt talks about the importance of nutrition from birth to weaning. She covers topics like preparing the dam, colostrum management, milk replacers, calf starter, feeding hay, and weaning.

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Grouping and Nutritional Strategies for Dairy Heifers

Jan Kleinschmidt explains how, in order for heifer rearing programs to be successful, these animals must be given the same time and consideration as the milking herd.

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