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Let them eat whenever they want, or keep the feeding under control.
There is no right method for getting the chickens fed. Do what works for you and your birds. Auburn University Extension Poultry Specialist Joe Hess says chickens only eat when they need to....
New rules are going into effect for the use of antibiotics in livestock feed
When food animals get sick, a producer could buy over-the-counter feed infused with an antibiotic - until now. A new 2017 rule by the FDA called the “Veterinary Feed Directive,” goes into...
Find up-to-date research-based information on the nutritional needs of livestock
The National Animal Nutrition Program has put together a database of research-based information on the nutrient needs of livestock. It’s available online, and designed to help develop feeding...
Give livestock extra attention and care in cold temperatures for optimal production.
When you have extremes of wet and dry weather, you'll have problems with moldy feed corn
Take a good look at your corn before feeding it to livestock, and inspect it for clumps of mold. Moldy corn increases the risk of mycotoxin formation, which can cause health problems in animals that...
Gradually introducing new food will help ensure proper consumption and growth
Radio interview source: Susanne Petersen, Marketing Manager, Land O'Lakes Purina Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Successfully-weaned baby pigs grow to healthy market...
Feed corn with aflatoxin can be harmful to livestock
Radio interview source: Travis Meteer, Extension Beef Educator, University of Illinois Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Corn is valuable and when prices are high, you want to use every...
For the best nutritional value, silage must be handled correctly
Radio interview source: Faith Cullens, Extension Educator, Michigan State University Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Forage that is still green and nutritious can be conserved long-...
Sorghum needs 40% less water than corn and new varieties equal corn in feed value
Drought underscores the need for productive forage crops with lower water requirements and production costs. Independent studies have shown forage sorghum saves farmers an average of $200 per acre in...
Here are tips to help livestock producers get through winter with less hay and forage
Drought can cause serious feed shortages for livestock operations in winter. Cattle have the ability to adapt to a variety of diets and ingredients. However, feeding strategies must be reviewed...