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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.

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Tom Vilsack to take helm of U.S. Dairy Export Council

Former USDA Secretary to serve as president and CEO
Former U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) as president and CEO, effective Feb. 1, 2017. USDEC is a nonprofit, independent organization that seeks to enhance the global demand for U.S. dairy products and ingredients.
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5 advanced feed formulation secrets about minerals

It takes years of trial and error to be able to fully comprehend why some feed formulas are possible and others will not work.
Feed formulation remains 10 percent science and 90 percent experience, not because there is no sufficient scientific background to support this exercise of balance, but rather because it remains a job learned after college.
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Mineral relative bioavailability misconceptions explained

Availability, in absolute terms, refers to the amount of a nutrient that is available to the animal for metabolism and incorporation into tissues.
While visiting EuroTier 2016 last November, I had several discussions that involved minerals in animal feeds: the likes of copper, zinc, manganese, phosphorus and calcium. Regardless of the purpose of the discussion or the mineral in question, I often encountered a misconception.
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CBS Inc. strengthens nutrition team

Ruminant performance takes spotlight
New opportunities to harvest stronger value and performance benefits from dairy and beef feed are the focus as Canadian Bio-Systems (CBS Inc.) welcomes a new addition to its expanding nutrition team.
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