Chromium: A window of opportunity

chromium a window of opportunity

Chromium is rapidly gaining momentum among nutritionists as a mineral that gets more interesting the more we understand about it. A relatively new arrival to the mineral scene, chromium has gained wide recognition for its effect on energy metabolism and its commensurate effect alleviating the disadvantages that stress places on our animals. Evidence of multiple…

Mycotoxin contamination: The economic impact

economic-impact-of-mycotoxins

Local opinions vary from sceptical to highly concerned regarding the threat that mycotoxin contamination poses as well as the negative impact it has on livestock production and food security. Due to the increasing incidence of mycotoxin contamination and the associated risks, it remains a priority in the international arena. It is important to understand the…

Happy, healthy, profitable cows

profitability compass

“Nothing is more effective at dropping feed intake than feeling sick.” – Prof. Lance Baumguard at the 2019 Ruminant Gut Health Conference. Defining the problem Farmer: “Alex, I have a fertility problem. Can you help?”Alex: “Sure, can you define the fertility problem?”Farmer: “Not really, they just aren’t where I feel they should be.” This is…