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Posts Tagged: Dr. Gene P. Gengelbach

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Springtime is Hoof King® Time

By Dr. Gene P. Gengelbach, Ph.D., P.A.S. Days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and pastures are starting to green up. The joys of springtime! But spring also brings rain, mud, and wet bedding, all of which can be a challenge to livestock and livestock producers everywhere. This combination of warm and damp […]

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Molds and Fungi and Mycotoxins, Oh My!

By Dr. Gene P. Gengelbach, Ph.D., PAS There has been a great deal of concern lately about mycotoxins in the 2016 grain and forage crops.  Many producers are surprised because, in many cases, yields were good and there is no visible mold in the corn or corn silage.  This article will discuss what mycotoxins are, […]

The Importance of Micro-Minerals: Iron

The Importance of Micro-Minerals: Iron

By Dr. Gene P. Gengelbach, Ph.D., P.A.S. Iron (Fe) is the most abundant element (by weight) on Earth, since it makes up most of the Earth’s core, and is the fourth most common element in the Earth’s crust. However, Fe is considered as a trace- or micro-element in nutrition, since it only makes up approximately […]

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The Importance of Macro-Minerals: Phosphorus

By Dr. Gene P. Gengelbach, Ph.D., P.A.S. Phosphorus (P) is a macro-mineral that is necessary for proper growth and development.  However, in many areas of this country and around the world excess phosphorus in the surface water is looked on as a serious source of pollution.  Phosphorus is involved in the eutrophication of lakes and […]