Why has interest increased in testing for volatile fatty acid (VFA) profiles in silages? Because nutritionists are looking for ways to better fine-tune rations, and because laboratories have responded with advanced technologies in testing for VFA’s. Dr. Bill Mahanna, coordinator of global nutritional sciences for Pioneer Hi-Bred, provides a brief refresher on VFA’s. Citing Pioneer research, he offers observations on …
Over at AgWired, Chuck described “Trade Talking” at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting last week. I was there as well, and as it happened a fair number of my guests on the Buckeye Ag Radio Network were vets discussing their company’s dairy herd health products. Here they are, for your listening pleasure:
A new USDA report shows smaller than expected increases in milk production.
I think it’s always nice to hear it directly from the experts.
At the National Association of Farm Broadcasters convention going on in Kansas City, MO, companies like Merial exhibit. It’s called Trade Talk and provides an opportunity to interview various people in the industry.
Conventional wisdom has linked milk butterfat depression mostly to low fiber content. Theories on what creates this problem are now shifting, says Dr. Bill Mahanna, coordinator of global nutritional sciences for Pioneer Hi-Bred. Studies indicate that as a result of higher-energy silage corn rations, trans-fatty acids from oils in forages and grains may account for much of this depression. The …
The FFA Convention is underway in Indianapolis. The theme is Blue Jackets – Gold Standards.
Among silage corn issues, vitreousness generates more noise than it deserves, says Dr. Bill Mahanna, coordinator of global nutritional sciences for Pioneer Hi-Bred. This is the hard starch on the outside of the corn kernel that develops late in maturity, contributing to high test weight. Bill says research based solely on dry corn at 15.5% moisture is not relevant to …
The milking contest at Sunbelt Ag Expo has been held and you can find out how it went on AgNetOnline.com.
Ned Arthur attended the World Ag Expo breakfast at World Dairy Expo and interviewed general manager Jerry Sinift. We sure have a lot of Expos don’t we?
Jerry was there to talk about what’s coming up after the first of the year at the 40th World Ag Expo.