Dairy cows require glucose during lactation for milk synthesis and maintenance of body tissues. Ruminal degradation of soluble sugars and starches into volatile fatty acids limits the amount of glucose that can be absorbed in the small intestine. This may limit milk synthesis and reproductive performance during the lactation
Canola oil is a co-product derived from the solvent extraction of canola seed after it is mechanical crushed. Compared to other vegetable oils, canola oil has the highest concentration of unsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids (Table)
After nutrition, labor is the second item in the production costs of a dairy operation. Therefore, it is very important to optimize the work force of a dairy farm in order to improve profitability.
cute puerperal metritis is an acute systemic illness whose main clinical symptoms are fever and signs of toxemia due to an infection of the uterus. Metritis usually occurs during the first 21 days after calving with a peak incidence to occur at day 5 to 7 of lactation.
Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP) is a bacteria that infects dairy cattle (and other ruminants) causing paratuberculosis or Johne’s disease. This disease leads to production losses in dairies all over the world.
New Prague, Minn. (November 12, 2019) – The next Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) webinar is Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. Central time, featuring “Reproductive Management Strategies to Optimize the Performance of Replacement Animals.