Jun 09

Troubleshooting Dairy Herds for Mycotoxicoses

Troubleshooting Dairy Herds for Mycotoxicoses

When troubleshooting herds that may have been exposed to the influence of mycotoxins, the most important thing for the investigator (veterinarian, nutritionist, dairyman, consultant, allied industry individual) to keep in mind is to not jump to conclusions and assume mycotoxins are the entire problem on the dairy. They may, however, be part of the problem, and we need to begin the investigative process.

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May 27

What can Alltech’s E=P+S (Efficiency = Profitability + Sustainability) Program do for you?

What can Alltech’s E=P+S (Efficiency = Profitability + Sustainability) Program do for you?

This is what it did for Pieter Maes, a dairy farmer from Melsele, Belgium. Before using the E=P+S program, Pieter noticed that his cows were underperforming and they were not achieving the fertility levels he had hoped they’d reach.

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Apr 10

Not All Protein Sources are Created Equal

Categories: Agriculture, Dairy Cows
Not All Protein Sources are Created Equal

Meet the cow’s amino acid requirements

In order to reach maximum milk production potential, cows need not only a sufficient amount of protein but a protein that provides the proper amino acid balance.  Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and the quality of a protein is determined by its balance in term of essential amino acids.  Not all protein sources are created equal. 

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Mar 21

Do Your Cows Need A Personal Trainer? How Their Unhealthy “BMI” is Costing You Money

Do Your Cows Need A Personal Trainer? How Their Unhealthy “BMI” is Costing You Money Not achieving a calf per cow each year? It’s time for your herd to shape up. Alltech nutrition expert, Alan Kelly, a featured speaker at Global 500 on the nutrition requirements of suckler cows, stresses the importance of utilizing a systematic “Body Condition Scoring” (BCS) system to estimate fat reserves and improve herd numbers.

Alan Kelly - Global 500 Speaker

Alan Kelly stresses the importance of utilizing a systematic “Body Condition Scoring” (BCS) system to estimate fat reserves and improve herd numbers.

Not achieving a calf per cow each year? It’s time for your herd to shape up.

Alltech nutrition expert, Alan Kelly, a featured speaker at Global 500 on the nutrition requirements of suckler cows, stresses the importance of utilizing a systematic “Body Condition Scoring” (BCS) system to estimate fat reserves and improve herd numbers. In this video, he explains how feeding based on those tailored scores improves reproductive efficiency and saves on feed costs – up to $40 per cow.

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