Dairy Feed & Nutrition

Read the latest article from Shurgain on Effective Fibre for Dairy Cattle.


Wright’s Feeds ‘N Needs has Dairy Nutritionists and Animal Health Specialists that are available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have regarding your dairy herd and farm.

      If you would like more information or would like to talk to a Dairy Specialist, please contact Dale Phillips (705) 341-6250 or John DeVries (905) 432-0271 — they would be happy to assist you.

Dairy Cattle

At Shur-Gain, we understand that producing high quality dairy milk profitably is a complex business.  Our teams of dairy advisors, dealers, researchers and nutritionists have the resources and knowledge to make a difference to your dairy operation.  Shur-Gain Dairy Nutrition Advisors (DNA) and dealers are valued and dependable partners, who work in collaboration with our customers to maximize profitability, maintain herd health and reduce environmental impact.

As a recognized leader in the area of nutritional science and animal feed innovation, we believe it is our mission to utilize leading edge research from our global experience and bring these innovations and technologies to market as quickly as possible to help your dairy operation:

  • NEWTON is the first ration balancing software to utilize Dynamic Energy in formulating rations.  This advancement has been proven to save producers $0.14 – $0.40 per cow, per day while maintaining performance and health and reducing the need to overfeed.
  • Our research of rumen modifiers has led to several products that are capable of helping the cow to become more efficient and gain more from her feeds.  This reduces the need for higher starch diets, which allows us to feed safer higher forage based diets, while reducing costs.







Working With Low Forage Inventories — What can you do?

Many dairy producers are experiencing lower 2016 08 26--Dairy Digest -- Working with low forage inventories-page-001 cover pagethan normal forage inventories due to drought or abnormally low rainfall levels that have plagued Ontario.  Forage quality tends to be higher in low rainfall growing conditions as compared to wet growing years. Unfortunately, tonnage is compromised. 

Click image at left, for Bill Woodley’s Dairy Digest offering alternatives to supplement the low forage inventories currently being experienced in Ontario.

For your optimum future dairy herd performance, click on the image below to take you to more information on Shur-Gain’s Optivia’ Heifer Development Program:



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