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New and Improved Silo-King®

The Best Just Got Better By Dave Spangler and Dr. Dan Schauff, Ph.D., P.A.S. For nearly 50 years, Agri-King has used Silo-King® as a forage additive tool to help forage and dairy producers retain greater quantity and improve the quality of harvested forages. Agri-King has always had three basic goals in mind to improve forage […]

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Modulating Gut Microbiota

The Importance of Modulating the Gut Microbiota of Livestock to Improve Health By Dr. Pat Brown, Ph.D., P.A.S.; Dr. Dan Schauff, Ph.D., P.A.S.; Dr. Dave Jones, Ph.D., P.A.S.; Courtney Furst, Agri-King Area Manager The world has now been in the antibiotic era for over seventy years. These medications have revolutionized health care, with the number […]

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Why Did My Milk Fat Drop?…

By Dr. Dan Schauff, Ph.D., P.A.S. It’s Complicated. Despite advances in nutritional and feeding knowledge over the years, milk fat depression can still be a problem on dairy farms. Traditionally, when milk fat declines in a herd, we start with verifying that the “paper” ration equals what the cows consume. Then we make sure the […]

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Importance of Cobalt to Beef & Dairy Cattle

By Dr. Dan Schauff, Ph.D., PAS What is Cobalt, and Why is it Important? Cobalt is an essential trace mineral for ruminant animals such as dairy and beef cattle, sheep and goats. The main function of cobalt in ruminants is to be a component of vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin. Vitamin B12 is an […]

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The Importance of Macro-Minerals: Magnesium

By Dr. Dan Schauff, Ph.D., P.A.S. Magnesium is an essential macro-mineral that is required for numerous functions in the body of all mammals including dairy and beef cattle. These functions include: Co-factor for more than 300 enzyme systems involved in carbohydrate, protein, and lipid metabolism in the body; Nerve transmission and muscle contraction, and The […]