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From Birth to Weaning by Dr Luis Silva

The early life nutrition of calves has a direct impact on performance later in life. Calves need to be grown to reach 50% of their mature bodyweight in the first 12 months and 85% of their mature bodyweight at 24months of age. Colostrum is important in the first few hours with the key points being

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Feeding Fodder Beet to Cows – Rumen pH during transition from pasture.

In this session Dr. Garry Waghorn updated the membership on research pertaining to feeding fodder beet to cows.  Some of the key messages include: Not all fodder beets are created equally; nutritional composition varies considerably.  Feed testing is warranted. There are still a lot of unknowns when it comes to how fodder beet behaves within the rumen.  Individual cows with rumen

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Forages for Reduced Nitrate Leaching

Forages for Reduced Nitrate Leaching Ina Pinxterhuis and Dawn Dalley, DairyNZ NZARN members a full copy of the presentation is available below if you are logged in. Non-members looking for more information are encouraged to use our ‘contact a nutritionist’ form and ‘member directory’ to find a member who can help them answer their questions. If you are a

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Grass Protein and Urinary N Output

Grass Protein and Urinary N Output Review of 5 years of data analysis from NZ Lucy Waldron Presented August 2016, Massey University NZARN members a full copy of the presentation is available below if you are logged in. Non-members looking for more information are encouraged to use our ‘contact a nutritionist’ form and ‘member directory’ to find a member

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Effects of dietary betaine on growth performance and lactation in ruminants

Effects of dietary betaine on growth performance and lactation in ruminants. F.R. Dunshea University of Melbourne NZARN members a full copy of the presentation is available below if you are logged in. Non-members looking for more information are encouraged to use our ‘contact a nutritionist’ form and ‘member directory’ to find a member who can help them answer their

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Nitrogen Isotopic Fractionation and Nitrogen-use Efficiency in beef and dairy cattle

Nitrogen isotopic fractionation and nitrogen-use efficiency in beef and dairy cattle Nicole Wheadon NZARN members a full copy of the presentation is available below if you are logged in. Non-members looking for more information are encouraged to use our ‘contact a nutritionist’ form and ‘member directory’ to find a member who can help them answer their questions. If you

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Monitoring rumination – early intervention assessing nutrition

Monitoring Rumination – Early intervention assessing nutrition Pierre de Villiers   NZARN members a full copy of the presentation is available below if you are logged in. Non-members looking for more information are encouraged to use our ‘contact a nutritionist’ form and ‘member directory’ to find a member who can help them answer their questions. If you are a

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