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With this release, University of Illinois extension dairy specialist Mike Hutjens has launched the 4th edition of the Hoard’s Dairyman Feeding Guide. Written from his expert knowledge in dairy cattle feed and nutrition, this book covers topics such as dairy cow physiology, the gestation-lactation cycle, purchasing and valuing feed, ration formulation, feeding disorders, and mycotoxin safety levels.
In this attractive, easy-to-ready layout, you will find updated nutrition guidelines to optimize your feeding systems while keeping economic principles top of mind. New to this edition are sections on: robotic feeding, high digestibility forages, and feeding strategies for increased herd production
This ebook version also includes five bonus videos (not included in the print version of the book) that provide step-by-step guidance on: Washing Manure, Evaluating Ration Physical Form, Manure Scoring, Grain Particle Screening, and Measuring Lameness on the Farm.