Yogurt Sales Boom

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As Americans clamor for more convenient and healthy food options, yogurt is turning out to be one of their top choices. Among packaged foods and snacks, only quick breakfast options, yogurt and a few types of snacks–mainly healthier options–increased their household penetration rates by one percentage point or more during the past few years, according to a new “On-the-Go Eating” …

Industry News, Nutrition, Yogurt

Kernel Texture

Chuck Zimmerman

Just what exactly is kernel texture? Dr. Bill Mahanna, Pioneer Global Nutritional Sciences Manager, explores this question while comparing hard starch vs. soft starch. He also explains the link to digestibility and touches upon current Ohio State University research on corn grain and corn silage – what are the influences on feedability and what is the role of fermentation? Bill …

Audio, Feed, Forage Forum, Nutrition, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Podcast

Triple Calcium Bolus Available

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AgriLabs introduces a new tool for dairy producers, the Triple Calcium Bolus, a fast acting bolus that contains three calcium compounds. Featuring an industry-high 44 grams of available calcium from calcium propionate, calcium chloride and calcium carbonate, it provides both rapid and sustained release of this important mineral. Unlike other calcium boluses, which can take hours to begin delivering calcium …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Industry News, Nutrition

Total-Tract Starch Digestibility

Chuck Zimmerman

With rising corn prices, a clear understanding of total-tract starch digestibility is as important as ever, says Dr. Bill Mahanna, coordinator of global nutritional sciences for Pioneer Hi-Bred. Additionally, Bill explains the differences when starch is digested in the rumen of the cow versus in the intestine, and how this balance works. New research and tests are giving producers a …

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Fermentation Can Bring Value Worth Waiting For

Chuck Zimmerman

Up to 60 days of fermentation before feeding can improve starch digestibility, particularly with high-moisture corn, reports Dr. Bill Mahanna, Pioneer Global Nutritional Sciences Manager. It’s important, though, to control fermentation, keeping feedstuffs fresh and reducing shrink losses. When feeding both high-moisture corn and corn silage, ensiling can help head off issues like spring acidosis. The overall goal is a …

Animal Health, Audio, Feed, Forage Forum, Nutrition, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Podcast

Pa. Dairy Vending

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More checkoff news! The Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association has helped Solanco High School in Pennsylvania install two healthy vending machines for the students. Students at Solanco High School now have easy, day-long access to healthy, delicious and nutritous dairy products, including Turkey Hill whole and lowfat milk, water, juice, cheese, yogurt, and Nutri Grain bars. They are available in two new …

Dairy Checkoff, Industry News, Milk, Nutrition

Formulating Milk Proteins

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Exploring new venues for dairy products is a major push in the industry right now. One of the hottest trends is formulating new products containing milk proteins. An added benefit to producers! As consumers have begun giving credence to scientific data indicating the importance of quality protein in the diet, the marketplace for all proteins is expanding. Soy, milk, casein …

Industry News, Milk, Nutrition, Products

Dairy Calcium Reduce Excess Fat Levels

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More good news on the benefits of including dairy products in your daily diet. Calcium from dairy sources, but not supplements, decreased excess levels of fat in the blood after eating, says research from Denmark that is yet another twist to the calcium-dairy weight loss debate. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reports that triacylglycerol levels …

Nutrition, Research