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  • News
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2016
  • March

Post-breeding nutrition affects heifer pregnancy rates

Achieving a desirable pregnancy rate in replacement heifers is contingent upon many things, but it all begins with nutrition.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2015
  • February

Late-gestation heifer nutrition does not affect dystocia

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 28 percent of all calf deaths before weaning are due to birth-related problems. Therefore, managing females to calve with minimal difficulty is extremely important.
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  • Publications
  • Noble News and Views
  • 2015
  • January

Cold increases nutrient requirements

We have a tendency to balance winter rations for cows in two phases: non-lactating, in the middle third of pregnancy (dry); and then post-calving, in peak lactation (wet). Using nutritional requirements for the average weight of the cow herd, it's simple to come up with two feeding regimes; one for before calving and one for after calving.