The Advantage

07 / 26 / 2019

By Dr. James Coomer, Ph.D., P.A.S. The 2019 annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association meeting was recently held in Cincinnati, OH with almost 2,000 dairy industry professionals in attendance.  There were over 1,100 scientific presentat… Read More

06 / 28 / 2019

It’s no secret that the weather in the Midwest has been high in precipitation. All of this rain and extra moisture can cause feed and pastures to become moldy. Storage units, bales, and land have all been flooded for months and it doesn’t take much f… Read More

05 / 14 / 2019

By Gene P. Gengelbach, Ph.D. PAS Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse…  Last year (2018) U.S. hay and haylage production was down 6% from the prior year, and quality was below average in many regions due to untimely rains interrupting… Read More

nebraska flooding 04 / 18 / 2019

The recent flooding in Nebraska had serious consequences on nutrition. Last month, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Minnesota were hit with record levels of flooding. Not only did this close highways, flood homes, and cause millions in da… Read More

cows eating hay iodine 03 / 19 / 2019

Optimize Efficiency By Dr. Dave Jones, Ph.D., P.A.S. Today’s nutritional technology and knowledge make it easy to overlook the basics of dairy cow nutrition.  This, in turn, makes it possible to complicate a ration with the inclusion of too many comm… Read More

how much dirt is in your forage 02 / 4 / 2019

By Loren Bailey, RAS; Dr. Gene Gengelbach, Ph.D, PAS; and Dr. Dan Schauff, Ph.D., PAS Introduction Minimizing soil content of forages should be the goal of every forage producer and dairy farm. This is because soil contamination of forages can add to… Read More

what sets silo king apart 11 / 29 / 2018

Are you looking forward to next season? Here’s how you can get a head start and get a deal while you’re at it. Silo-King is Agri-King’s multi-purpose forage and grain treatment program for use on corn silage, haylage, large and small square bales, ro… Read More

Close up holstein 11 / 28 / 2018

More Than Meets the Eye By Dr. Louisa Koch, Ph.D., P.A.S. In today’s dairy markets, milk fat is a primary contributor to the value of milk and is also the most variable component. From an economic standpoint, increasing milk fat by a tenth of a perce… Read More

cows in pen 09 / 12 / 2018

What to do if there’s a deficit By Grace Thomas, M.Agr.Sc., P.A.S. As forage makes up over 50% of most dairy cow rations, once harvesting is finished it is a good idea to complete an inventory of all forage on farm. This will not only determine the l… Read More