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Gallatin nonprofit seeks help after St. Patrick's Day horse rescue - The Tennessean

news Horse Hay google - March 24, 2017 - 4:03pm

The Tennessean

Gallatin nonprofit seeks help after St. Patrick's Day horse rescue
The Tennessean
They also found 12 starving, malnourished horses. "You just never know when that phone rings," said Alisha Rupp, a volunteer horse trainer with the Gallatin-based nonprofit Volunteer Equine Advocates (VEA). ... They start with hay, then will slowly be ...

Schwarz family prepares to add cattle to diverse organic food and feed production - Kearney Hub

news Dairy Forage google - March 24, 2017 - 4:01pm

Kearney Hub

Schwarz family prepares to add cattle to diverse organic food and feed production
Kearney Hub
Some mint and mustard were the first plants started this year by Linda, Tom and Becky Schwarz in the greenhouses they've used to grow organic produce since 2011. The women handle the produce part of the business, while Tom manages the organic grain ...

Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen's patent-pending system - Daily Republic

news Cattle Forage google - March 24, 2017 - 2:24pm

Daily Republic

Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen's patent-pending system
Daily Republic
Grohs, a native of Wessington Springs, was first inspired to develop the concept of a low-maintenance forage growing system during his time spent raising cattle in Idaho. Limited precipitation in that area made supplying feed for cattle a challenge ...

Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen's patent-pending system - Daily Republic

news Dairy Forage google - March 24, 2017 - 2:24pm

Daily Republic

Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen's patent-pending system
Daily Republic
Grohs, a native of Wessington Springs, was first inspired to develop the concept of a low-maintenance forage growing system during his time spent raising cattle in Idaho. Limited precipitation in that area made supplying feed for cattle a challenge ...

Therapeutic Barn Needs Help To Feed Horses - Patch.com

news Horse Hay google - March 24, 2017 - 12:48pm

Patch.com

Therapeutic Barn Needs Help To Feed Horses
Patch.com
"We are struggling to even provide hay right now, and pay vet bills due to such a rough winter," Ready Set Ride Vice President Lesley Caramusa said. "Each horse eats about one bale a day, as you can see, there's only 3 bales left." She's asking ...

Don't let cows fall victim to the spring nutrient gap - Fence Post

news Cattle Forage google - March 24, 2017 - 12:02pm

Fence Post

Don't let cows fall victim to the spring nutrient gap
Fence Post
Hay can be complemented with a self-fed supplement containing intake control properties, which allows cattle to decide if they need additional energy and protein. Cows won't consume much supplement if forage is meeting their requirements, but will ...

Soil biology impacts on cow health - FG Insight

news Cattle Forage google - March 24, 2017 - 10:11am

FG Insight

Soil biology impacts on cow health
FG Insight
“If the forage passing through the rumen is not calcified, the cow cannot buffer herself. If the forage comes from a soil with a lower pH and a lack of calcium, its composition will reflect this because you will never make an alkaline forage from an ...

Soil biology impacts on cow health - FG Insight

news Dairy Forage google - March 24, 2017 - 10:11am

FG Insight

Soil biology impacts on cow health
FG Insight
... Law, managing director of the New Zealand-based Forward Farming Biological Consultancy, and both explained how they believe many of the disease problems seen in the modern dairy cow are linked to deficiencies in the soil, passing through to forage.

Facebook spurs army of Ohio farmers headed for Kansas - Farm and ... - Farm and Dairy

news Horse Hay google - March 24, 2017 - 8:45am

Farm and Dairy

Facebook spurs army of Ohio farmers headed for Kansas - Farm and ...
Farm and Dairy
Friday morning a convoy of over 50 trucks and people from all over Ohio will set out for Kansas, bringing hay, fencing supplies, feed and much more.

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Financial Relief Bill to Dairy Farmers Survives Challenge - AgWeb

news Dairy Forage google - March 24, 2017 - 8:28am

AgWeb

Financial Relief Bill to Dairy Farmers Survives Challenge
AgWeb
An effort to provide financial relief to New Hampshire's dairy farmers strained by last year's drought survived a challenge in the House on Thursday, with some opponents calling it a taxpayer funded bailout. The drought forced ... "Many have ...

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Digestibility improves dairy cow production - High Plains Journal

news Cattle Forage google - March 23, 2017 - 9:07pm

High Plains Journal

Digestibility improves dairy cow production
High Plains Journal
Producers should test for digestibility of forage, too. The TTNDFD (total tract NDF digestion) test, developed at the University of Wisconsin, predicts how a dairy cow performs when fed forages with different fiber digestion properties. But there are ...

Digestibility improves dairy cow production - High Plains Journal

news Dairy Forage google - March 23, 2017 - 9:07pm

High Plains Journal

Digestibility improves dairy cow production
High Plains Journal
Producers should test for digestibility of forage, too. The TTNDFD (total tract NDF digestion) test, developed at the University of Wisconsin, predicts how a dairy cow performs when fed forages with different fiber digestion properties. But there are ...

Bill to help NH dairy farmers moves ahead - Press Herald

news Dairy Forage google - March 23, 2017 - 7:59pm

Bill to help NH dairy farmers moves ahead
Press Herald
CONCORD, N.H. — An effort to provide financial relief to New Hampshire's dairy farmers strained by last year's drought survived a challenge in the House on Thursday, with some opponents calling it a taxpayer funded bailout. The drought forced ...

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BeefTalk: Cattle and sheep together a good thing - Farm Forum

news Dairy Forage google - March 23, 2017 - 4:57pm

Farm Forum

BeefTalk: Cattle and sheep together a good thing
Farm Forum
Today's agriculture is more specialized: The two dairy cows became a large modern dairy; the two sows moved to an automated farrowing center; the flock of 50 hens is now a complex of buildings housing thousands of broilers or laying hens; several crop ...

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Rangeland researchers urge smaller cows for better herd - KTVZ

news Cattle Forage google - March 23, 2017 - 1:43pm

KTVZ

Rangeland researchers urge smaller cows for better herd
KTVZ
Grazed forage remains the least expensive source of nutrients to maintain the cow herd, Henderson said, so matching cow size and milk production potential to forage resources should help mitigate the effects of rangeland drought on the herd.

Cattle and Sheep Together a Good Thing | TSLN.com - Tri-State Livestock News

news Dairy Forage google - March 23, 2017 - 12:56pm

Cattle and Sheep Together a Good Thing | TSLN.com
Tri-State Livestock News
For thousands of years, meat, milk, leather, wool, mohair and cashmere have been essential components of human survival.Producers historically have utilized ...

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Manage Molds and Mycotoxins for Optimal Rumen Function - Hay & Forage Grower

news Dairy Forage google - March 23, 2017 - 11:17am

Manage Molds and Mycotoxins for Optimal Rumen Function
Hay & Forage Grower
“SARA is simply an occupational hazard for the modern dairy cow, and mycotoxins are just one of the reasons it can occur,” Hall says. “The costs from SARA are ... where there is air present. This is typically in poorly sealed surface layers of ensiled ...

8 Springtime Horse Health Strategies - HorseChannel.com

news Horse Hay google - March 23, 2017 - 3:06am

HorseChannel.com

8 Springtime Horse Health Strategies
HorseChannel.com
As you put more athletic demands on your horse, you may need to re-evaluate his feed. Changes in ration amounts and type of feed should be modified slowly over a 10- to14-day period to allow the digestive tract to adapt. Adding extra grass hay doesn't ...

Beef Talk: Adding pounds to market beef worth pondering - Iowa Farmer Today

news Cattle Forage google - March 23, 2017 - 2:11am

Beef Talk: Adding pounds to market beef worth pondering
Iowa Farmer Today
In an effort to increase the value of the center's market beef, market cows and heifers were sorted off in early December and fed a simple ration of all the stemmy cover crop forage they could eat, plus 9 to 10 pounds of rolled corn morning and night ...

Connecting water quality to digestion in dairy cows - Farm and Dairy

news Dairy Forage google - March 23, 2017 - 1:04am

Farm and Dairy

Connecting water quality to digestion in dairy cows
Farm and Dairy
“To evaluate how water quality, specifically levels of mineral, nitrate or bacteria, affects dairy cow fiber digestion, the water samples were used to conduct fiber digestion analyses of a variety of forages, including corn silages, alfalfa hay, grass ...