What Do Cattle Eat: Diet Formulation & Nutrition

The feedstuffs that we use are primarily silage, one of three types; grain, we primarily feed corn, but there are times of the year where wheat or milo can be provided; and then we utilize dry distillers grain. When the cattle come in they get started on what we refer to as a receiving diet […]

Take The Unlock Challenge With Specialist Nutrition

At Specialist Nutrition we don’t believe in a one size fits all approach to dairy farming. We don’t believe in shoehorning each farm into a rigid blueprint of production What we’re all about is unlocking the potential of the farm, the land, the animal and achieving the goals of the farmer by realising some of […]

Early Lactation Nutrition in the First-Calf Beef Heifer

Hi. This is Beth Doran, ISU Extension Beef Field Specialist in Northwest Iowa. Today, I’d like to talk with you a little bit about heifer development and specifically nutrition post-calving. When you look at this, you’ll see that post-partum heifers are really very fragile. That’s because they’re continuing to grow, they’re trying to milk and […]

What Do Cattle Eat: Diet Formulation & Nutrition

The feedstuffs that we use are primarily silage, one of three types; grain, we primarily feed corn, but there are times of the year where wheat or milo can be provided; and then we utilize dry distillers grain. When the cattle come in they get started on what we refer to as a receiving diet […]

A Cow’s Calendar and Nutritional Changes It Brings

Hi I’m Mike. Life for a cow on the ranch is a bit more complicated than we might imagine, and when it comes to their diet, its always changing with the season, and we have to change with it. Today we take a look at a cows calendar and how their lives change through the […]

Vitamins, Minerals and Protein and Fly Control in Cattle Nutrition

Hi I’m Mike. The day to day requirements for cows aren’t many. They need food, they need water, but that doesn’t mean that as the one in charge of them, that’s where it ends. My job is to make sure the cows have what they don’t even know they need, and much like a toddler […]

Free Radical Formation

[Free Radical Formation] Before we go into detail, let’s take a graphic look at the broad concept of oxidative balance. First, let’s zoom in to see what’s going on inside this cow at the sub- cellular level. We can see there are a variety of biological processes. And each process is performing a specific job. […]