Friday, September 12, 2014

DAIReXNET Upcoming Webinars

Philip Durst and Stanley Moore
October 6th, 12:00 PM Central Time
Durst and Moore will discuss the results of phone interviews with 158 employees from 11 dairy farms, including:
· Employee turnover rate and employee engagement
· Management makes a difference
· Focus employees on achieving performance standards
· Providing opportunities to learn and develop
· Language and cultural barriers

Dairy Cows Need Adequate but Not Excessive Amounts of Trace Minerals

Providing the correct amounts of bioavailable trace minerals in diets is necessary for healthy, productive dairy cows. Negative impacts relative to the cow, environment, and profitability can occur when inadequate or excessive amounts of bioavailable trace minerals are fed. The 2001 Dairy NRC established requirements for cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), iodine (I), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), selenium (Se), and zinc (Zn), and since 2001, substantial research has been conducted regarding chromium (Cr) supplementation of dairy cow diets. The mineral requirement in most, if not all, U.S.-based nutrition models come directly from the NRC. 

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