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Frost and grazing - Richmond Register

news Cattle Forage google - 8 hours 9 min ago

Richmond Register

Frost and grazing
Richmond Register
Make sure fields are not too wet or cattle hoof traffic will damage alfalfa crowns and also create a bumpy mess to drive over next year. Cool-season grasses will not grow much until the next spring after a killing frost, so during this time either use ...

Keeping Up with an Ag Major: Pasture to plate - UT Daily Beacon

news Cattle Forage google - 9 hours 6 min ago

UT Daily Beacon

Keeping Up with an Ag Major: Pasture to plate
UT Daily Beacon
Stocker cattle are typically sold at the end of a grazing season when the quality of forage begins to decline. The livestock are then transported to facilities known as feedlots – operations designed to meet the nutritional requirements to achieve ...

Management strategies for grazing cornstalks - Tri-State Livestock News

news Cattle Forage google - 9 hours 27 min ago

Tri-State Livestock News

Management strategies for grazing cornstalks
Tri-State Livestock News
Corn residue is a tremendous forage resource in Nebraska and is one of the state's competitive advantages for beef cattle production. There are 9 million acres of corn grown in Nebraska annually and 2 million beef cows. The residue from corn production ...

Hoof Beats: Transition from pasture to hay - Bonner County Daily Bee

news Horse Hay google - 13 hours 9 min ago

Hoof Beats: Transition from pasture to hay
Bonner County Daily Bee
“It's best to transition from grass to hay gradually,” he said. “And, pay attention to how they are reacting to the feed.” Despite their huge size, horses are actually fragile when it comes to their digestive tracts. Too much dry feed can cause an ...

Kazakhstan set to up production of dairy products - Trend News Agency

news Dairy Forage google - 13 hours 17 min ago

Kazakhstan set to up production of dairy products
Trend News Agency
During the same period, 30,300 tons of milk were produced, the average milk yield per forage cow was 3,071 litres; meat - 3,700 tons in live weight and more than 5,000 eggs. As part of the second direction of the program "Agrobusiness 2020" in the ...

Paul Larson: The Goldilocks diet for dry cows - Jacksoncountychronicle

news Cattle Forage google - 14 hours 6 min ago

Jacksoncountychronicle

Paul Larson: The Goldilocks diet for dry cows
Jacksoncountychronicle
Cows are ruminants, designed to eat forages. In the rumen, longer stems consumed float on the top of rumen liquid, creating a fiber mat. The cow burps up masses of forage from the mat, and chews them (chews her “cud”). In doing so, she macerates the ...

Paul Larson: The Goldilocks diet for dry cows - Jacksoncountychronicle

news Dairy Forage google - 14 hours 6 min ago

Jacksoncountychronicle

Paul Larson: The Goldilocks diet for dry cows
Jacksoncountychronicle
These microscopic “rumen bugs” (bacteria and protozoa) digest the fibrous forages, making fatty acids, amino acids and so forth that will be absorbed by the cow as nutrients from her diet. It is critical for a cow to eat adequate fiber in the dry ...

When the flames came to California's wine country, where did all the animals go? - Sacramento Bee

news Horse Hay google - 14 hours 9 min ago

Sacramento Bee

When the flames came to California's wine country, where did all the animals go?
Sacramento Bee
At the Solano County Fairgrounds, which has sat mostly vacant since horse racing stopped a decade ago, the county Office of Emergency Services announced a day after the fires started on Oct. 8 that it would provide a refuge for displaced livestock. A ...

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Sonoma County sheep owner uses social media to save yaks, horses and even an emu from fires - Sonoma Index-Tribune

news Horse Hay google - October 19, 2017 - 6:58pm

Sonoma Index-Tribune

Sonoma County sheep owner uses social media to save yaks, horses and even an emu from fires
Sonoma Index-Tribune
“In Elk Grove, we have pasture and feed for up to 120 cattle, free of charge.” “Driving up from the South Bay with 2000+ lbs of hay cubes and pellets, 27 bales of hay, 15 bags of shavings, buckets, halters, lead ropes, basic medical supplies, blankets ...

Maintain forage fibre in a dairy diet - Grainews

news Dairy Forage google - October 19, 2017 - 3:10pm

Grainews

Maintain forage fibre in a dairy diet
Grainews
The specific lack of effective forage fibre was a common theme throughout this lactation barn. Unlike energy and protein, effective forage fibre is not a true nutrient, but there is a requirement for it in the dairy cow's diet. Its main job is to ...

Maintain forage fibre in a dairy diet - Grainews

news Cattle Forage google - October 19, 2017 - 3:10pm

Grainews

Maintain forage fibre in a dairy diet
Grainews
It took about 20 minutes to walk the feed bunk and cows, and in the end, I suspected that he was feeding a TMR that contained not enough effective forage fibre, too much soluble protein, and silage that was cut too fine. I confirmed my findings with a ...

How you feed hay can have a major influence on your horse's wellbeing - Horsetalk

news Horse Hay google - October 19, 2017 - 3:03pm

Horsetalk

How you feed hay can have a major influence on your horse's wellbeing
Horsetalk
The researchers, writing in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science, noted that devices such as hay-nets/bags and “slow-feeders” had been developed in a bid to increase the time horses spent feeding on roughage, mimicking their natural grazing ...

H&H question of the week: What should I feed my cob this winter? - Horse & Hound

news Horse Hay google - October 19, 2017 - 12:54pm

Horse & Hound

H&H question of the week: What should I feed my cob this winter?
Horse & Hound
Q: How to feed a cob: “I've just purchased a 15hh cob that has been solely out at grass 24/7. She will now be kept in at night. As well as being fed ad-lib hay, I'd like to give her an evening and morning feed. While she has done well being out 24/7 ...

Can cattle and crops coexist? Researchers studying efficiency issues of sharing the land - Nebraska Radio Network

news Cattle Forage google - October 19, 2017 - 7:22am

Nebraska Radio Network

Can cattle and crops coexist? Researchers studying efficiency issues of sharing the land
Nebraska Radio Network
“(A cow will) spend about six months in confinement where she's fed harvested crop residue and distillers grain,” MacDonald explains, “and then the other six months, she's either grazing high-quality forage cover crop and then she's grazing corn residue.”

Yes: there are young dairymen - Wisconsin State Farmer

news Dairy Forage google - October 19, 2017 - 1:11am

Wisconsin State Farmer

Yes: there are young dairymen
Wisconsin State Farmer
He was active in the dairy enterprise at an early age as a Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association member and coach of the Columbia county 4-H dairy judging team. Although his dad was not active in the show ring, but knew good cattle, he encouraged Craig ...

Grazing horses on better pastures - Farm and Dairy

news Horse Hay google - October 19, 2017 - 1:08am

Farm and Dairy

Grazing horses on better pastures
Farm and Dairy
Grazing lets horses move around naturally outdoors and socialize with other horses. And, grass is an easily available, nutritious feed that horses like eating. If you have the land, providing pasture for horses is less costly than buying hay. Horses in ...

Grazing horses on better pastures - Farm and Dairy

news Dairy Forage google - October 19, 2017 - 1:08am

Farm and Dairy

Grazing horses on better pastures
Farm and Dairy
Horses in the Upper Midwest usually graze on cool-season perennial grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass. Perennial grasses grow year after year without being replanted. Cool-season grasses provide good forage because they grow well in the spring and ...

Sonoma County sheep-owner uses social media to save yaks, horses and even an emu from fires - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

news Horse Hay google - October 18, 2017 - 6:57pm

Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sonoma County sheep-owner uses social media to save yaks, horses and even an emu from fires
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
“In Elk Grove, we have pasture and feed for up to 120 cattle, free of charge.” “Driving up from the South Bay with 2000+ lbs of hay cubes and pellets, 27 bales of hay, 15 bags of shavings, buckets, halters, lead ropes, basic medical supplies, blankets ...

San Martin horse rescue delivers supplies for Wine Country fires - Gilroy Dispatch

news Horse Hay google - October 18, 2017 - 6:29pm

Gilroy Dispatch

San Martin horse rescue delivers supplies for Wine Country fires
Gilroy Dispatch
South County residents have been working to help horses, goats, cats and dogs that have been victims of the massive Wine County fires in Sonoma and Napa. Based at New Dawn Equine Rescue Sanctuary and the Silva Ranches Feed Store in San Martin, ...

Robots Do it All on This Minnesota Dairy | Agweb.com - AgWeb

news Cattle Forage google - October 18, 2017 - 4:16pm

AgWeb

Robots Do it All on This Minnesota Dairy | Agweb.com
AgWeb
They milk and feed cows on Good-Vue Ayr Farms near Goodridge, Minnesota.

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