Total mixed ration for pasture-based dairy

Using a total mixed ration on a pasture-based dairy Dr. Kathy Soder, USDA ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit

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Background

Feeding dairy cows on pasture challenges nutritionists and producers due to changing pasture quality and availability which make dry matter intake (DMI) difficult to monitor …

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NEPC 2013 Annual Meeting: Grain Supplementation

Brent Beidler, Beidler Family Farm, Randolph Center, VT was to make the last presentation for the session, Grain Supplementation Economics and Strategies for Pastured Dairy Cows. However, due to the weather he was unable to attend in person and our attempts to schedule him to use the speaker phone Thursday …

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Molasses Supplementation

Effect of Molasses Supplementation on Ruminal Fermentation
Dr. Kathy Soder, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA

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Background

As milk prices fluctuate and input costs increase, grazing dairy operations seek lower-cost feed alternatives to maintain or improve milk production while reducing feed costs …

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