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By Jamie Pietig, M.S., Dec 06, 2021
An open and curious mind is an asset worth having, even if it sometimes leads to taking more (calculated) risks. This isn’t easy for nutritionists and feed specialists, because we don’t want to risk poor performance for our customers. As a result, we instinctually retreat to the old ways or toward conventional wisdom. However, oftentimes, the first step toward progress is unlearning what we thought we already knew. ..READ MORE ›

By Ben Jensen, Nov 29, 2021
For all businesses, inventory is a crucial part of the day-to-day and year-to-year operations. Without product to sell — or worse yet, parts or ingredients to make saleable items — a company cannot survive. Livestock agriculture is no different and, in fact, should be even more inventory-conscious than some sectors, as many of our feedstuffs are harvested once a year and are used over the course of 12 to 15 months. ..READ MORE ›

By Angie Golombeski, Ph.D., Nov 10, 2021
Utilizing high-quality forages presents the largest opportunity for ration cost-savings on-farm. While still important when determining forage quality, the dry matter, protein and/or starch content are not the only measures to consider. ..READ MORE ›