The Most Important Ration

Everyone in the dairy industry knows the story of the three rations on every dairy. The one the nutritionist leaves, the one the feeder delivers, and the one the cows actually eat. What can be done to ensure that your dairy only has one ration? There are several steps...

Increasing Starch Digestibility

There has been a lot written and discussed about increasing the digestibility of starch in dairy diets, and for good reason. Starch comprises, on the average 25% of most dairy rations. Increasing the amount of starch digested in the rumen and available to produce...

The Art of Transition

Transitioning dairy cattle from dry cows to healthy high producing lactating cows is the single most difficult endeavor undertaken on today’s dairy farms. Many studies on the incidence of metabolic problems in early lactation indicate that on average 20 % of early...