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Canola meal’s unique balance of amino acids is helping to optimize milk production in dairy herds all across North America. Is it right for your herd? This is where you and your nutritionist can find out.


Evaluating Protein Sources in Today’s Market

September 2, 2015

Evaluating dairy ration protein sources requires looking at multiple factors, especially in today’s ever-changing market. Research typically suggests using a very simple metric to evaluate protein in a ration: protein efficiency. This measures milk protein yield per cow per day as a function of protein consumed by eating the dairy ration. Currently, averages are between …Read More »

Nutrition for the modern dairy cow: what we now know about feeding protein

August 27, 2015

Today’s dairy cow is producing more milk than ever before, and more than was even imagined a generation ago (see graph below). That means that the cow’s requirements for nutrients are higher than ever to achieve that phenomenal production level. Those nutrients are needed to maintain her body condition, produce milk, and finally, produce a …Read More »

How dairy ration needs have changed

August 18, 2015

With so much dairy nutrition research over the years, there have been many advances that have allowed for a more efficient dairy cow. To understand the needs of today’s dairy cow, it helps to understand where we were and how we got here. Dairy cow diets have changed significantly from the 1950s to now, with …Read More »

The Orlando Invasion

August 10, 2015

During the week of July 12, 2015, over 3,000 scientists, students and dairy industry representatives traveled to Orlando, Florida, to attend the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association and American Society of Animal Science (JAM). This annual conference brings together people who are working to identify the best ways to raise dairy …Read More »

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