Dairy Diet

News Editor

Well, the holidays are officially over, and if you’re like me, you’ve piled on a few pounds enjoying all the decadent eats! Here’s the good news: those dairy products you work so hard to help produce could actually be the key to taking off those holiday pounds! Calcium is good for your bones and your blood pressure, and there is …

Health, Nutrition

Fortified Milk Improves Health

News Editor

Milk, fortified with four minerals and three vitamins, cut the occurrence of respiratory infections and days with severe illness, and could be a well accepted means of improving health, especially amongst pre-schoolers in the developing world, says new research. According to the United Nations World Food Programme, iron deficiency is the most common form of malnutrition, affecting 4.5 billion people …

Health, Nutrition

Hesston Header Heightens Drydown

Andy Vance

AGCO’s Hesston line of hay equipment now features a new disc double conditioner header for faster drydown. The 9180 disc header features two sets of steel-on-steel herringbone conditioning rolls for smoother crop throughput and more thorough crimping. This system is known as the Advanced Conditioner System, or ACS. AGCO says efficent haymaking is about quality and time, and that the 9180 delivers, processing heavy crops faster and more evenly. The header also produces windrows that will dry down faster, with a more even crimping for a more palatable forage.

Agribusiness, Feed, Nutrition, Production

Caffeine or Calcium?

Chuck Zimmerman

Growing up, we always had milk at the table during meals. Soda was a special treat. At today’s tables though, it seems soda is replacing the traditional milk, with concerning results. In a recent survey of the New York State Dietetic Association (NYSDA), eighty-three percent of the 674 members cited calcium as the single nutrient most lacking in kids’ diets …

Dairy Group, Nutrition

Cutting Edge Alfalfa Chopping

Chuck Zimmerman

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Forum PodcastDr. Bill Mahanna, coordinator of global nutritional sciences for Pioneer Hi-Bred, weighs in on the recent interest in the dairy industry about how alfalfa can and should be chopped. The catalyst is the popularity of disk mowers, which allow chopping much lower to the ground. This can increase yields, but at what cost in stand longevity and forage quality?

Agribusiness, Audio, Forage Forum, Nutrition, Pioneer Hi-Bred