Research has established that reducing the particle size of cereal grains improves the nutritional value of grains fed to swine. The finer particles produce more surface area and allow for better digestibility and more efficient use of both the protein and carbohydrate portions of grain. However, caution should be observed as feed ground too fine may contribute to stomach ulcers in swine, increased dust, bridging in bulk bins and feeders, and requires greater energy and time for processing.
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Relative Feed Value (RFV) can be calculated on any set of feed analysis data that includes ADF and NDF, however the equations were developed specifically for alfalfa hay fed to Dairy cows.READ MORE
First described as a pathogen in the late 1920's, it was not until the early 1980's that Listeria monocytogenes emerged as a food-borne pathogen. These hardy, nonspore-forming bacteria are capable of growing over a temperature range of 1-45o C (34-113o F), growing best at 30-37o C (86-99o F); a pH range of 5.5-9 preferring a slightly alkaline condition; and can survive salt concentrations up to 25%!READ MORE
Determining if a supplement is needed for beef cows is based on forage quality and can be guided by a forage analysis which measures several components.READ MORE