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  • Reproductive Tools to Improve Dairies 

    Lynch, Rob; Giordano, Julio (Progressive Dairyman, 2018-07-19)
    Opportunities for improvement exists on many dairies in second and subsequent insemination (2nd+) efficiency for lactating cows and age at first calving (AFC) for heifers. Recently completed research by Dr. Julio Giordano, ...
  • Measuring Fiber Digestibility 

    Dineen, Michael; Van Amburgh, Mike (Progressive Dairyman, 2018-07-19)
    Through neutral detergent chemistry, feed is divided into a soluble fraction that is rapidly and almost completely available, and a fiber fraction that is more slowly and incompletely degraded by microbial enzymes. However, ...
  • What Can Farmers Do to Reduce or Prevent Spores from Entering Raw Milk? 

    Evanowski, Rachel; Murphy, Sarah (Progressive Dairyman, 2018-07-19)
    As demand for low-spore raw milk increases, and with it prospects for premiums, the dairy industry needs evidence-based recommendations to give producers the tools to take advantage of this opportunity. Research by the ...
  • Balancing Dairy Cow Health and Performance: Dietary Fat Supplementation and the Role of Ceramide 

    McFadden, Joseph (Progressive Dairyman, 2018-07-19)
    Fat supplementation of dairy cattle diets is a common practice to increase dietary energy and to thereby enhance milk and milk fat yields. However, the ability of dietary fat supplementation to modulate digestion, metabolism ...
  • Strategies to Optimize Dietary Energy in Fresh Cow Rations 

    LaCount, Sarah; Van Amburgh, Mike; Overton, Thomas (Progressive Dairyman, 2018-07-19)
    The transition period from pregnancy to lactation is one of great adaptation for dairy cattle, which too often can lead to metabolic disease and consequently subpar performance throughout lactation. After parturition, ...

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