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Sally A. Flis, Ph.D. – Feed and Crop Support Specialist, Dairy One When we discuss silage pile shrink, most of the time we are talking about wet weight shrink, which is measured as the difference between the amount of feed delivered to the bunk at harvest versus the amount of feed that makes it to…(Read More)

Sally A. Flis, Ph.D. – Feed and Crop Support Specialist, Dairy One – sally.flis@dairyone.com In the February blog post, I talked about the change from aNDF to aNDFom, but I forgot to talk about why the “a” was added to your NDF. Starting in January, all of the Forage Lab reports had NDF…(Read More)

We tend to only think about water intake in the summer when temperatures are increasing and increased intake is needed to help with cooling. In the winter, water intake can also increase due to increased intake to meet energy needs.  Additionally, freezing water lines, water bowls, or water troughs can go unnoticed for hours at…(Read More)

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