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Pre-Fresh Cows: Are They Ready to Transition

By David Jones, Ph.D., P.A.S. Preparing pre-fresh cows to properly transition from the dry period to lactation is instrumental to the success of the cows once they freshen and begin lactation.  Some basic goals when preparing pre-fresh cows to transition to lactation are: Maximize DMI before and after calving Maintain immune function Minimize body fat […]

Agri-King Net Energy Program, livestock

Agri-King Net Energy Program

By David F. Jones, Ph.D., P.A.S. Agri-King believes that capturing the nutritional value of feeds is the key to profit.  Although we understand that forages are the foundation for all rations Agri-King will test all feedstuffs then build rations to maximize the use of home-grown ingredients.  Agri-King has just made a large step forward in […]

The Importance of Trace Minerals: Chromium

The Importance of Trace Minerals: Chromium

By Dr. David Jones, Ph.D., P.A.S. Evidence for an essential role for chromium in humans came from patients receiving total parenteral nutrition (Anderson, R.A.  1995.  Chromium and parenteral nutrition.  Nutrition.  11:83-86). Patients developed diabetic symptoms that were alleviated by the addition of chromium.  This finding created interest in chromium as a dietary supplement. Chromium is […]