Building a COMPLETE Nutritional Program for the Cattle Herd — Custom Farm Pro

Cattle Herd Building Blocks – By ABC If you are reading this it’s highly likely you are a cattle producer. And if you are a cattle producer a significant part of your operation (based on time and dollars spent) is the nutritional program you manage for your herd. There are no two nutritional programs that are […]

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Be sure to check your corn silage for mycotoxins

Mycotoxins influence feed quality and animal safety.

 

Corn silage samples from across the entirety of the U.S. in 2017 have shown extremely high levels of mycotoxins, particularly deoxynivalenol (DON), type A trichothecenes (T-2), fusaric acid and fumonisin.

Mycotoxins are a regular concern for producers, as they influence feed quality and animal safety. They are produced by certain species of molds and can have toxic properties that impact animal health and performance.

“Understanding the risk of mycotoxins and combinations of mycotoxins, even at lower levels, allows livestock owners and managers to institute a management program for more optimum performance and health,” said Dr. Max Hawkins, nutritionist with the Alltech Mycotoxin Management team. “Testing feed stuffs and finished feeds is paramount to putting this management program in action.”

Read more : http://www.beefproducer.com/feed/be-sure-check-your-corn-silage-mycotoxins

Feed sample testing in the 37+ lab at Alltech Headquarters in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

 

 

 

Optimising Calf Nutrition to Drive Healthy Performance

Recent research is helping dairy farmers re-think calf milk feeding strategies for optimum health and lifetime performance. In an interview with British Dairying, Volac nutritionist Ian Watson talks about what the future holds. Optimising Calf Nutrition The British dairy industry is starting to wake up to the fact that it may have been underfeeding calves…

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