Tag: cow

Ruminant Nutrition: Dr. Paul Cusacks’ Expert Opinion

I’m Dr Paul Cusack. I’ve been a production animal veterinarian for longer than I’d like. I have post-graduate training at Masters and PhD level in ruminant nutrition and I work with a consultancy business based in Cowra NSW throughout the eastern states of Australia the key to achieving high levels of production in ruminants is…


Vitamins, Minerals and Protein and Fly Control in Cattle Nutrition

Hi I’m Mike. The day to day requirements for cows aren’t many. They need food, they need water, but that doesn’t mean that as the one in charge of them, that’s where it ends. My job is to make sure the cows have what they don’t even know they need, and much like a toddler…


Early Lactation Nutrition in the First-Calf Beef Heifer

Hi. This is Beth Doran, ISU Extension Beef Field Specialist in Northwest Iowa. Today, I’d like to talk with you a little bit about heifer development and specifically nutrition post-calving. When you look at this, you’ll see that post-partum heifers are really very fragile. That’s because they’re continuing to grow, they’re trying to milk and…


Pre-calving/Late Gestation Nutrition of the Yearling Beef Heifer Pt. 1

Hi, I’m Denise Schwab, Extension Beef Specialist for Northeast Iowa and today I’m going to visit with you about pre-calving nutrition on those heifers that we are developing. First of all, we know that heifers that calve in the first 21 days of the calving cycle are more likely to come back into heat earlier,…