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NUTRITION LIBRARY

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Working With The Feed Industry

Importance of all feed ingredients in the feed ration. Explores all possible feed ingredients, and importance of nutrition to animal health. Importance of dosage size for all vitamin and mineral additives.

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Feeding TMR to dry cows and small groups

Mini Mixer use Ideal for small batch TMR ration for lactating herds, weening, dry cows, close up, and fresh cows. Can meet all mix ration needs.

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Feeding Components

Feed company benefits. Proper storage of feeds. Air and moisture control is vital. Constant testing to prevent molds and mycotoxins. Will work with farmers under contract with payment schedules, incentives, Will visit farms, and have nutritionists on staf

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Grouping Strategies

To optimize herd production with free stall cows feeding, feed mix, separation of day cows, miking herd, calves, and heifers.

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Mold and Mycotoxins

Proper storage/moisture content/testing of feed procedures to prevent molds, mycotoxins, zearalenome fumonsisin,ergot alkaloids, ochratoxin A, PR Toxin, Patulin, prevention methods, and treatments.

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Most Common Questions on Corn Silage

Explores 5 most common questions: When to cut corn silage, for proper whole plant moisture content. What length of cut for chopped. What length of cut for reaming field stock for corn.

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Feed Variability

Monitor feed use and cow numbers. Know your costs. Cull herd for poor producers to reduce feed cost. Track nutrient additives. Add quality forages. Pitfalls of commodity market feed costs.

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Cow Comfort

Monitoring all facets in the parlour, feed bunk, free stalls. Monitor bedding, ventilation room temperature, manure management, clean flooring to help prevent hoof disease. "Do's and Don'ts" of cow comfort.

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Forage Testing

Discusses all the methods and reasons for testing haylage or corn silage. How to extract a core sample from from a round bale. Storage and shipping of test sample to lab. Which type of lab to choose.

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Oxidative Stress

Definition of oxidative stress in dairy cows. What causes it, how to identify it and how to avoid it. Feed nutrition, social environment and sourcing of feeds are vital to preventing oxidative stress.

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