Dairy Article Archive

Dairy Heifer Taste Preference: Carinata meal vs. different oilseed meals and DDGS

Plants of the Brassicacea family (canola, camelina, carinata) are rich in glucosinolates. Glucosinolates are compounds that by themselves are non-harmful. When degraded during chewing and digestion however, they form substances that cause a bitter taste which affects the preference for the meal, therefore, potentially decreasing the intake of oilseed meals.

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Heifer Growth Performance & Feed Efficiency: Limit feeding DDGS with free choice hay

In late years, limit-fed nutrient dense diets at a set rate or proportion of body weight of growing dairy heifers has been proved to improve digestibility of nutrients and feed efficiency, while maintaining growth performance. Additionally, using dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) as part of limit-fed diets improved digestibility of crude protein and fiber compared to a corn and soybean product based diet.

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Solubles Syrup from Microbially-Enhanced Soy Protein Processing: A potential protein supplement

The South Dakota State University (SDSU) Dairy and Food Science department recently conducted some initial preliminary research on feeding dairy heifers soluble syrup residues resulting from a microbial (fungal) treatment process of soybean meal. This fungal treatment process was originally developed for manufacturing Aquaculture feeds.

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Mycotoxin Considerations for Weather-Damaged Feedstuffs

This growing season has been a challenge across the upper Midwest. Whether your crops have been hit with drought or hail the odds are that we are going to see an increase potential for feed contaminants such nitrates or molds which cause mycotoxins.

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Utilización del maíz dañado por la sequía como forraje

Según el Economic Research Service, del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos, solamente un 11% del maíz cultivado en ese país se produce con irrigación. Por este motivo, la escasez de precipitaciones junto con las altas temperaturas ocurridas en algunas partes del país durante el verano pasado ha provocado una disminución considerable de la producción de maíz e incluso la pérdida total de algunos cultivos.

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