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Dairy Cattle / Ruminant Health & Nutrition

The latest dairy cattle and ruminant health and nutritional feeding strategies, scientific research, news and analysis from the editors of Feed International and Feed Management magazines to help producers provide the proper feed ingredients during various stages of lactation to raise healthy dairy cows, calves and bulls.


JBS Food Canada to sell Alberta beef cattle feed yard

Deal subject to regulatory review and approval
JBS Food Canada Inc. will sell Lakeside Feeders, its beef cattle yard and adjacent farmland in Brooks, Alberta, Canada, to MCF Holdings Ltd., a subsidiary of Nilsson Bros. Inc., a livestock-based agricultural business in Alberta, for CA$50 million (US$39.6 million). Completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory review and approval.
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EFSA: Animal feed the source of BSE cases in Europe

Investigation finds origin of isolated bovine spongiform encephalopathy infections
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found that contaminated animal feed is the most likely cause of isolated bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) cases in Europe.
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Novita Nutrition now in full operation at SD facility

Company is manufacturing new feed ingredient for dairy cows
Novita Nutrition, an animal nutrition company, is in full operation at its Novita Aurora production facility near Brookings, South Dakota. The facility is manufacturing a new feed ingredient branded as NovaMeal, a bypass protein.
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ADM Animal Nutrition recalls cattle feed

Elevated levels of monensin can result in illness, death
ADM Animal Nutrition, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Co., is recalling 50-pound bags of Rough-N-Ready 14 BT cattle feed, product number 54787BHB24, because the product contains elevated levels of monensin beyond the recommended dosage, which could be harmful to cattle.
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How phytogenics affect animals provides usage insights

Phytogenics are currently considered one of the top alternatives to in-feed antibiotics for poultry, and understanding how they work can aid in selecting and using the right product for the right purpose.
Although there is ample information why to use phytogenics, similar knowledge on how these products work inside the animal remains largely unavailable.
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Understanding vitamin D's role in livestock health

Vitamin D plays a significant role in bone metabolism, controlling how much calcium and phosphorus are released or absorbed from bones.
Vitamin D may be described as the sunlight vitamin because it is formed naturally in the skin of animals exposed to ultraviolet light. In most cases, with enough sunlight, animals can cover their full needs in vitamin D only by biosynthesis.
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