The Advantage

advantage nitrate ammonia nitrate contamination 01 / 15 / 2018

By Dr. Dave Jones, Ph.D., P.A.S. Nitrates and ammonia can be found in forages and either one or both can reduce animal productivity. The oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood is decreased when nitrates bind to the hemoglobin, forming methemoglobin. L… Read More

Special Edition logo 12 / 5 / 2017

The Best Just Got Better By Dave Spangler and Dr. Dan Schauff, Ph.D., P.A.S. For nearly 50 years, Agri-King has used Silo-King® as a forage additive tool to help forage and dairy producers retain greater quantity and improve the quality of harvested… Read More

microscope 11 / 16 / 2017

Have you gotten the chance to check out the new, updated Analab website? Maybe you’re not even sure what Analab is. Analab is a division of Agri-King, Inc. It is a professional agricultural testing laboratory that has been helping farm… Read More

prefresh cows 11 / 7 / 2017

By David Jones, Ph.D., P.A.S. Preparing pre-fresh cows to properly transition from the dry period to lactation is instrumental to the success of the cows once they freshen and begin lactation.  Some basic goals when preparing pre-fresh cows to t… Read More

dairy cows at water trough essential nutrient water 11 / 6 / 2017

By Grace Thomas, M.Agr.Sc., P.A.S. Calves are born with 75-80% of their body consisting of water; as they mature water content drops to 50-60%.  Animals with higher body fat have lower body water content. Water is not only essential to sustain l… Read More

beef cow 10 / 25 / 2017

With 50 years of experience, Agri-King is known for our precise feed analyses and highly-fortified products. When searching for an animal-nutrition company, you want to come across a committed, hardworking company who truly values its clients as well… Read More

Advantage Liver Abscesses 07 / 10 / 2017

What You Don’t See Can Hurt Cattle Performance By Dr. Aimee Hafla, Ph.D., PAS Abscesses occurring on the livers of cattle are the primary cause of liver condemnation at the packing plant and result in an estimated loss up to $64 million annually… Read More

Alfalfa simulated alfalfa winterkill 05 / 9 / 2017

By Dr. James C. Coomer, Ph.D., PAS There appears to be significant winterkill on alfalfa stands throughout the upper Midwest this year due to the mild winter and lack of snow cover to protect the plants. If you are among those experiencing significan… Read More

Fusarium Mold pic 03 / 3 / 2017

By Dr. Gene P. Gengelbach, Ph.D., PAS There has been a great deal of concern lately about mycotoxins in the 2016 grain and forage crops.  Many producers are surprised because, in many cases, yields were good and there is no visible mold in the c… Read More