nutrition

DairyInfo December 2014

Winter… and Dairy Heifers!
There are numerous known advantages to having dairy heifers calve at 24 months of age. In order to achieve this goal, there are several important aspects to keep in mind: nutrition, environment and management. With the onset of winter come colder temperatures, wind, rain, snow and mud ~ all of which can have a detrimental impact on reaching the desired goal.

Renaissance Report - November 2012

FreshStart, NPF & FreshMate

A quality, balanced ration for prefresh/post-fresh cows is critical to their productivity and profitability throughout the coming lactation. This includes ingredients that can help to prevent the incidence of milk fever, while maintaining a positive energy balance and a carefully-balanced ration. The ration for these cows also needs to focus on developing a good rumen mat with quality forages, which is critical for good digestibility and health.

Dairyinfo April 2012

TIPS FOR CONTROLLING HEIFER FEED COSTS
Feed costs comprise 55 to 60 percent of the total cost of rearing dairy replacement heifers, so keeping a sharp eye on feed expenses can have a tremendous impact on enterprise profitability. Pat Hoffman, dairy scientist and heifer management specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, says managing feed costs need not mean sacrificing heifer quality. To achieve both, he recommends:

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Renaissance Nutrition, Inc.
PO Box 229
Roaring Spring, PA 16673

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Renaissance Nutrition, Inc.
339 Frederick Road
Roaring Spring, PA 16673

 

Phone: 1.800.346.3649
E-mail: rennut@rennut.com

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