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11 forage alternatives for Midwest US livestock producers

This year’s difficult weather conditions may require use of alternative sources for forage
Livestock producers in the Midwestern United States are facing a shortage of hay and grass this summer, which means they need to consider forage alternatives.
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Modern dairy cows deserve modern vitamin nutrition

Nutrition is an expensive but indispensable resource in animal farming, and using the right levels of all vitamins is one of the ways to ensure productivity and prevent wastage.
Modern dairy production practices require a more intense approach to daily nutrition for animals that are often kept indoors producing milk yields that can reach 50 liters per day.
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Feed industry expanded in 2018, but growth across species was uneven

Poultry and aquaculture post gains, while pigs and cattle struggle with disease and fickle consumer trends
Poultry and aquaculture feed production continue to lead the pack, while swine producers struggle with outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) and ruminants — especially beef cattle producers — contend with shifting consumer preferences.
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ARM employee allegedly encouraged abuse at Fair Oaks

Fair Oaks Farm’s animal abuse scandal went viral, but chances are that the information about the animal activist forcing harm won’t
The Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) employee who made the undercover videos of abuse at Fair Oaks Farms' dairy operations encouraged or pressured dairy workers to do what they did.
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