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Increasing forage
fiber utilization
Fiber represents energy in ruminant
rations, but that energy is locked
in the cell wall fractions of forage
feeds. In order to maximize productivity and sustainability, techniques
must be employed to help maximize
the energy from fiber.
Numerous strategies can be
employed to increase forage fiber
digestion. Mechanical processing,
such as chopping and shredding, is
an important part of forage production due to the effect various methods
have on the particle size and distribution of forage in ruminant diets.
There has long been the debate over
what is the optimal chop length and
how to maintain physically effective NDF (peNDF), but it is well
established that chop length has an
influential role in particle size and
distribution in rations, such as a total
mixed ration (TMR). Shredlage has
received much attention lately with
some conflicting results in terms of
digestibility and certainly requires
further research.
Pelleting and steam treatment,
as well as cutting time, are ways
to potentially influence fiber utilization. Pelleting affects particle
size but may also affect rumen
retention time resulting in reduced
digestibility. Similarly, steam
treatment of certain forages may
be able to enhance the nutritive
value of forages and feedstuffs, but
further research is needed. Genetic
improvement, including brown
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midrib mutants, reduced lignin
varieties and high-sugar forages,
could also be used to try to maximize energy from forage. There is a

potential issue with any genetically
modified plants in some markets,
particularly Europe. Treatment
with both acid and alkali is already

THE VACCINE FOR ALL SEASONS
From summer heat to winter frost, the ecology of a broiler
house is constantly changing, which can lead to an
increased coccidiosis challenge. The precocious strains of
HATCHPAK® COCCI III vaccine induce optimum immunity
with minimal lesions.1 So, at whatever level of coccidiosis
challenge, your flock can be safely protected year round.
1 Data on file.
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© 2019 Merial Select, Inc. Gainesville, Georgia.
All rights reserved. Merial is now part
of Boehringer Ingelheim.
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Feed Strategy - October 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Feed Strategy - October 2019

Feed Strategy - October 2019
Contents
In the Mix
Industry Happenings
Consumers, weather, trade sway 2019 dairy feed volumes
Tips for maximizing forage in ruminant rations
How to replace corn with wheat in modern animal diets
Marketing nutrition by following trends
What AGPs can teach us about growth promotion
Broad review of research presented during 2019 ESPN
Grinding: benefits of particle size modifications
Products
Advertisers’ Index
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - CT1
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - CT2
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - Feed Strategy - October 2019
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - Cover2
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - CT3
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - CT4
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - Contents
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - In the Mix
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - Industry Happenings
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - Consumers, weather, trade sway 2019 dairy feed volumes
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 5
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 6
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 7
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 8
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 9
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - Tips for maximizing forage in ruminant rations
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 11
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 12
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 13
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 14
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 15
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - How to replace corn with wheat in modern animal diets
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 17
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 18
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 19
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 20
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 21
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - Marketing nutrition by following trends
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 23
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - What AGPs can teach us about growth promotion
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 25
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 26
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 27
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - Broad review of research presented during 2019 ESPN
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 29
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 30
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 31
Feed Strategy - October 2019 - Grinding: benefits of particle size modifications
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Feed Strategy - October 2019 - 36
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Feed Strategy - October 2019 - Products
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Feed Strategy - October 2019 - Advertisers’ Index
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