Not All Rumen-Protected Products Are Created Equal
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by Dr. Clay Zimmerman
3w ago
This episode is from a webinar presented by Dr. Clay Zimmerman, Director of Technical Services at Balchem. To view the full webinar and access the slides referenced during this podcast, visit balchem.com/realscience and scroll down to the webinar presented on December 12th, 2023. Dr. Zimmerman begins with an overview of Balchem’s microencapsulation technologies in both human nutrition and health and animal nutrition and health businesses. (0:31) Encapsulation is a generic term, and huge differences can exist between products that protect the same compound. Balchem’s microencapsulation technolo ..read more
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Colostrum is Liquid Gold
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by Balchem Animal Nutrition & Health
1M ago
This episode is from a webinar presented by Dr. Sandra Godden from the University of Minnesota Department of Veterinary Population Medicine. To view the full webinar and access the slides referenced during this podcast, visit balchem.com/real science and scroll down to the webinar presented on November 8, 2023. Dr. Godden begins with the reminder that despite decades of research and definite advances in colostrum management, there's still a lot to learn and research. Her goal is to give an update on new findings that can be utilized in your colostrum management program. (0:21) Promoting calf h ..read more
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Journal Club: Lactational performance effects of supplemental histidine in dairy cows: A meta-analysis
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by Dr. Helene Lapierre, Dr. Susanna Räisänen, Dr. Bill Weiss
1M ago
Dr. Räisänen completed this research during her Ph.D. at Penn State. The meta-analysis included 17 different studies published between 1999 and 2022 investigating supplemental histidine for lactating dairy cows. They divided the type of supplemental histidine between infused histidine and rumen-protected histidine and the basal diets between corn silage-based and grass silage-based. (4:34) Primary response variables measured in the meta-analysis included dry matter intake, milk production, milk composition, and milk component yields. The researchers also calculated the efficiency of utilizatio ..read more
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What's New in Colostrum Management?
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by Dr. Sandra Godden, Tricia Badillo
2M ago
Dr. Godden opens this episode with a 30,000-foot view of colostrum management. Colostrum management has been a hot topic for decades, and herds still have opportunities to improve. Researchers continue to learn how to advance colostrum management. The basics include the three Qs: quality, quantity, and quickness. Other critical factors are cleanliness and feeding clean colostrum. Dr. Godden also briefly discusses important monitoring measures to assess a colostrum program. Research continues on the value of post-closure feeding of colostrum after the first 24 hours when the gut can no longer a ..read more
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Future Directions in Choline Symposium Part Two
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by Dr. Jonathan Bortz, Dr. Rima Obeid, Dr. Isis Trujillo-Gonzales, Dr. Evan Paules, Dr. Bryan White, Dr. Julia Maeve Bonner, Dr. Susan Smith, Dr. Mark Manary, Dr. Stephen Hursting
3M ago
Today’s episode was filmed at the Future Directions in Choline Symposium put on by the University of North Carolina Nutrition Research Institute. Our day two episode opens with Dr. Eric Ciappio and Dr. Jonathan Bortz of Balchem, summarizing day one’s focus on pregnancy and early life and previewing day two’s focus on the latest choline research targeting adult nutrition. (1:03) The next guest on our roster is Dr. Mark Manary, a professor of pediatrics at the Washington University School of Medicine. Mark’s symposium talk discusses choline and food aid. Food aid products are specially designed ..read more
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Future Directions in Choline Symposium Part One
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by Balchem Animal Nutrition & Health
3M ago
Co-host: Tom Druke, Balchem Corporation & Dr. Eric Ciappio, Balchem Corporation Guests: Dr. Stephen Hursting & Dr. Susan Smith, University of North Carolina Nutrition Research Institute; Dr. Steven Zeisel, University of North Carolina; Dr. Kevin Klatt, University of California, Berkeley; Dr. Richard Canfield, Cornell University; Dr. Colin Carter, Columbia University; Dr. Joe McFadden, Cornell University Today’s episode was filmed at the Future Directions in Choline Symposium put on by the University of North Carolina Nutrition Research Institute. Our first guests are Dr. Stephen Hursti ..read more
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October Journal Club 2023
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by Kirby Krogstad, Dr. Bill Weiss
4M ago
Kirby begins with a description of the mechanism of amylase-enhanced corn. The amylase is located in the kernel and, once activated by temperature change, works to increase the digestibility of the starch. A small amount of activation is thought to occur during silage fermentation, with further activation once it reaches the rumen. This paper evaluated digestibility and milk production in cows fed corn silage made from a hybrid with the amylase-enhanced gene compared to the same hybrid without the genomic enhancement. (4:51) The experiment was designed as a factorial with four treatments combi ..read more
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The High Fertility Cycle
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by Dr. Paul Fricke, Megan Lauber
4M ago
Guests: Dr. Paul Fricke and PhD Candidate Megan Lauber, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Dr. Fricke starts this episode by describing the long-term negative trend for reproductive performance in dairy cows that took place from the mid-1950s to around 2000.  The reversal of this trend is due to the use of genomics to select for fertility and the use of synchronization and fertility programs in dairy cows. (6:07) Dr. Fricke explains the high fertility cycle starts with a change in body condition. Observations from the late 1980s and early 1990s showed that cows who calved at a higher bod ..read more
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Journal Club Bach Changes in milk production and estimated income over feed cost of group-housed dairy cows when moved between pens
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by Dr. Alex Bach, Dr. Bill Weiss
5M ago
Guests: Dr. Alex Bach, ICREA (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies), and Dr. Bill Weiss, The Ohio State University In this journal club episode, Dr. Alex  Bach with the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies joins Dr. Bill Weiss from the Ohio State University.  Dr. Weiss introduces the paper as one that's immediately applicable to the industry and answers a question he received a lot during his Extension career: What's the cost of moving cows? This research gives us some real data to help producers on cow management. (3:49) Dr. Bach states that groupin ..read more
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September Journal Club 2023
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by Dr. Bill Weiss, Dr. Clay Zimmerman
5M ago
Guest: Dr. Bill Weiss, The Ohio State University In this episode, we welcome back the fan-favorite journal club podcast. Dr. Bill Weiss joins Scott and Clay for this episode, discussing a large study from Germany evaluating the time spent in the pre-fresh group and its impacts on health and production.  Dr. Weiss begins with a description of the study’s overall research question of “How long should a cow stay in the pre-fresh pen?” - and the researchers’ hypothesis that time periods too short or too long would be detrimental to both cow health and production. (3:14) The study had a wide r ..read more
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