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Producing High-Value Milk

Component pricing for milk is the norm in much of the United States and in Canada, meaning dairy producers receive payment for their milk based on the total weights of fat, protein and solids in the milk.

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March 2016

Providing Phosphorus in Different Ways

The cost of phosphorus, a key component in dairy cow rations, is climbing, due to high demand. Phosphorus is a major component of mineral supplements included in livestock rations, as well as a key component in fertilizers used for crop production, and those two industries are responsible for a large part of the phosphates used across the world.

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January 2015

What does milk protein have to do with canola meal?

Certain protein ingredients have been proven to increase milk protein. But what is the value in increasing milk protein, and what does that have to do with canola meal? Milkpay.com shows that milk protein has the highest component value for producers. For example, increasing milk protein by 0.1 percent of a unit of protein will increase revenue per cow per day by $0.21 for cows producing 65 pounds of milk per day. This means that investments made to improve milk protein yield in areas where payment is based on components (as opposed to just volume) will result in a return on investment if the input costs are less than $0.21 per cow per day.

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September 2014

Looking at all canola meal research to find value

Since canola meal was bred from rapeseed in the 1970s, dairy nutrition experts have been reviewing canola meal and studying its use as a dairy cow protein source, as well as how to best utilize it. In fact, there have been many studies looking at many different ration formulations that are recognized as official canola meal studies.

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February 2014

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