July 20 2011 06:39 AM



    Dairy Management

    Topics affecting how we run and operate our dairy operations

    The "others" of feed efficiency (6/13/2016)
    Working through the weaning commotion (6/6/2016)
    Batter up! (6/2/2016)
    Not one, not two, but three! (5/25/2016)
    It all starts at the top (5/23/2016)
    Caring for fresh cows in the Georgia heat (5/20/2016)
    Strategize for succession planning (5/17/2016)
    Build to meet the four basic needs (5/11/2016)
    Temple Grandin airs her experience (5/10/2016)
    New book features herd health (5/9/2016)
    Keep the freestall barn looking like new (5/05/2016)
    Delegate to make your team great (5/4/2016)
    Rations: one or more? (5/2/2016)
    Celebrate and say thanks (4/25/2016)
    Always room to improve (4/18/2016)
    Target rations for above-average cows (4/15/2016)
    Weathering the new regular (3/28/2016)
    Invest in these five employee "firsts" (3/23/2016)
    The farm meeting (3/7/2016)
    Balancing the breakeven (2/29/2016)
    Take a wide-eyed look at your dairy (2/17/2016)
    Vaccinations and good management maximize effectiveness (2/12/2016)
    The art of cow whispering (2/8/2016)
    Good cow care on a larger scale (2/3/2016)
    Think twice about feedings (1/18/2016)
    Feed Additives: When, where and how (1/15/2016)
    Five tips for forage utlization (1/11/2016)
    Objectively looking at technology tools (12/16/2015)
    Climate change adding challenge to farming 11/30/2015)
    Allow heifers to give your parlor a test drive (11/18/2015)
    Don't mess with mud (11/16/2015)
    That extra month has a cost (11/12/2015)
    Webinar details latest in reproduction technologies (11/11/2015)
    The end of tail docking is getting closer (10/30/2015)
    Bedding for success (10/26/2015)
    Time is too precious to be wasted (7/16/15)
    Better close-up care pays for itself (7/15/2015)
    Feed costs are up 108 percent since 2000 (7/10/2015)
    The dairy labor cost trend is not good (7/3/2015)
    Raised solo or in groups, calves have the same basic needs (6/10/2015)
    Siding with the truth (6/1/2015)
    Play by the rules (5/28/2015)
    Farmers and restaurants depend on trust (5/26/2015)
    Sick calves? Check your water (4/10/2015)
    The next generation (3/30/2015)
    Bedding choice drives pathogen load (3/26/2015)
    Tales from the crypto (3/23/2015)
    Please take this dairy safety survey (3/20/2015)
    Reno wrap-up: did you attend? (3/13/2015)
    Margins matter; manage for the cycles (2/11/2015)
    Ten ways to control heifer mastitis (1/16/2015)
    Transition cows are at high risk for health issues (1/14/2015)
    A lighting strategy for your whole herd (12/15/2014)
    U.S. milk quality has never been better (12/12/2014)
    Cow milking is evolving toward robots (11/28/2014)
    Why do cows die? (11/14/2014)
    Clinical mastitis reduces cows' fertility (10/23/2014)
    Cottonseed is cheaper, but for how long? (10/17/2014)
    Mixed groups do more harm than good (10/16/2014)
    Have you signed up for MPP-Dairy? (10/15/2014)
    Is it winter yet? (10/13/2014)
    My favorite thing at World Dairy Expo (10/10/2014)
    What is holding you back? (10/9/2014)
    Why do they genomic test? (10/8/2014)
    Overcoming milk quality barriers (9/25/2014)
    What is old might be new again (9/24/2014)
    Feed price outlook for rest of decade: Low (9/12/2014)
    Transfer the farm to the next (nonfamily) generation (9/4/2014)
    New cows, new problems? (8/26/2014)
    What can you learn from cornstalk nitrate testing? (8/25/2014)
    The human element (8/14/2014)
    A tracked number grows (8/11/2014)
    No longer scared of sand (7/31/2014)
    What you cannot see can kill them (7/30/2014)
    Control flies this summer (7/28/2014)
    Get out and get about (7/25/2014)
    Slight alterations to management net more milk (07/16/2014)
    Are you your farm's problem? (7/14/2014)
    Improved starch digestion starts early (06/11/2014)
    In search of the most feed efficient cow (6/24/2014)
    Cooling has transformed Arizona dairying (6/20/2014)
    Monitor manure, monitor health (6/17/2014)
    Brown is the color of money (6/13/2014)
    China craves dairy knowledge (6/12/2014)
    Farming with Family Ain't Always Easy (5/19/2014)
    Employ a people strategy (4/29/2014)
    Don't let your feed control you (4/21/2014)
    Can genetics help reduce heat stress? (4/18/2014)
    Farm size matters, but not to the cows (04/16/14)
    A no-brainer dairy investment (4/4/2014)
    Focus more on the postfresh diet (4/1/2014)
    Spring reminds us to think runoff control (3/24/2014)
    Learn the nuances of sterile sampling (3/13/2014)
    Be prepared for metabolic changes at calving (03/12/2014)
    Dairy conferences provide limitless returns (3/10/2014)
    Daily milk production is 11,740 pounds per farm (3/7/2014)
    How they handle cropping and manure (2/27/2014)
    Watch water intake, especially in cold weather (2/10/2014)
    What do you think about genomics? (2/7/2014)
    Know your tax options, but keep it simple (1/27/2014)
    Conserve your forage's value (1/23/2014)
    Feed efficiency: The next dairy frontier (01/16/2014)
    Pain impacts animal attitudes (1/14/2014)
    Learn from 2013 so your dairy will prosper in 2014 (1/13/2014)
    Corn is cheaper, so why not distillers? (1/10/2014)
    Employee reviews have merit (12/9/2013)
    Profitability outlook for 2014 keeps getting better (12/6/2013)
    "Next year is going to be pretty good" (11/29/2013)
    Use genomic data to your farm's advantage (11/26/2013)
    What is your dairy's purpose? (11/25/2013)
    Should we worry about negative protein balance? (11/21/2013)
    Consistent milking procedures are beneficial (11/18/2013)
    Compost bedded pack barns can work (11/5/2013)
    As temperatures fall, calf feed needs rise (11/1/2013)
    Moving pasture-based dairy forward (10/29/2013)
    One size mastitis treatment doesn't fit all (10/15/2013)
    An opportunity for heifers on greener pastures (10/8/2013)
    USDA ready to kick off dairy study (9/17/2013)
    Hock lesions a measurement of lameness, too (9/10/2013)
    Two families, one partnership (9/9/2013)
    Why are dairy numbers growing in Washington? (8/30/2013)
    Aim high . . . pick a low SCC target (8/23/2013)
    Dairy farmers, your thoughts are needed (8/16/2013)
    Troubleshooting calfhood disease starts with knowledge (8/13/2013)
    Capitalize on your calves' routine (8/12/2013)
    What have we learned about S. aureus mastitis in the past 50 years? (7/30/2013)
    55 years of alfalfa research (7/19/2013)
    Both large and small farms can excel at animal well-being (7/17/2013)
    Remember, hot temperatures can kill calves, too (7/12/2013)
    Young farmers face financing challenges (7/9/2013)
    Precision dairy technologies will enhance cow care and management (7/2/2013)
    Balance is the key to anything (7/1/2013)
    In a surprising turn, the farm bill does not pass the House (6/21/2013)
    National Dairy FARM Program videos hit 300,000 view last week (6/17/2013)
    Feeding calves milk ad lib boosts immune system and average daily gains (6/12/13)
    Expect cottonseed prices to be higher this year (6/7/2013)
    Grouping strategies affect transition cow health (6/4/2013)
    Hay may be a hot commodity this summer (5/21/2013)
    Lameness undermines the management of a dairy herd (5/16/2013)
    Pastures need extra care after a drought year (4/30/2013)
    Can we identify acidosis tolerant cows?(4/1/2013)
    California prohibits "use it or lose it" vacation policy(3/29/2013)
    Aim for zero residues in milk and meat (3/19/2013)
    Producers share insight on milking cows with robots (3/5/2013)
    Twenty years of relentless dairy farm growth (3/1/2013)
    Robots repairs are few and far between (2/26/2013)
    These aren't your father's mastitis pathogens (2/25/2013)
    World Ag Expo was a sunny success (2/15/2013)
    Some of the best things are free! (2/13/2013)
    Curtain about to rise at World Ag Expo (2/8/2013)
    High forage is their dietary strategy (2/7/2013)
    Milk quality superstars honored (2/1/2013)
    Immigration reform could be on the horizon (1/31/2013)
    2012 milk prices: good, bad and ugly (1/18/2013)
    Odds of living to 100 are rising fast (1/11/2013)
    Ten things we learned in 2012 (1/1/2013)
    Consistent, efficient TMR feeding (12/11/2012)
    Farmers never retire (11/26/2012)
    U.S. milk per herd growth has been amazing (11/23/2012)
    Corn and milk move hand-in-hand (11/22/2012)
    Finding our face (11/21/2012)
    "Introduction to Dairy Stockmanship" video (11/16/2012)
    All cows can have a somatic cell count below 200,000 (11/15/2012)
    Even a little reproductive performance improvement pays off (11/12/2012)
    Don't leave heifer-raising money on the table (11/12/2012)
    The effects of resynchronization on fertility and economics (11/9/2012)
    Feed calves and heifers like you mean it (10/9/2012)
    Reproduction awards presented (10/9/2012)
    Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council meeting has started (11/8/2012)
    $20 milk isn't special anymore (11/2/2012)
    We are in a war with terrorists (10/24/2012)
    Is water a bottleneck on your farm? (10/18/2012)
    In-line milk testing is coming (10/17/2012)
    A vital earpiece (9/26/2012)
    Are you F.A.R.M.ing? (9/12/2012)
    Cow comfort makes top milk production possible Easy as ABC! (9/11/2012)
    Dairy farming apps could pay back (9/5/2012)
    Don't forget about replacements when it's hot (8/31/2012)
    Drought spurs farmers to try fall oats for feed (8/30/2012)
    LGM-Dairy contracts available Friday (8/28/2012)
    2012 dairy exports off to a good start (8/24/2012)
    Drought-stressed soybeans can make silage (8/17/2012)
    Sustainability: A warm and fuzzy feeling or a logical direction? (8/15/2012)
    Smaller cotton crops expected in 2012, 2013 (8/01/2012)
    Don't rely on feeding time to detect calf illness (7/30/2012)
    Ignore silage losses at your own risk (7/27/2012)
    Cooling cows more often may be worth it (7/23/2012)
    Don't try to tackle your to-do list (7/16/2012)
    When should heifers join your mature cow groups? (7/06/2012)
    What doesn't kill a herd mate doesn't make her stronger (7/02/2012)
    With proper management, recycled manure solids are quality bedding (6/25/2012)
    Oil is down, so will hauling rates follow? (6/15/2012)
    Use your feed dollars wisely (6/14/2012)
    Will the future have room for you? (6/01/2012)
    Dry matter has uses beyond the bunk (5/31/2012)
    Consistency is key to completing many dairy farm tasks (5/28/2012)
    The dairy industry's financial bleeding WILL stop (5/25/2012)
    Southern California dairying is fading away (5/18/2012)
    What risks are you taking with your smartphone? (5/17/2012)
    Wooing California dairies while they're vulnerable (5/11/2012)
    TED Talks for dairy farms (5/10/2012)
    Milk quality is improving steadily" (4/27/2012)
    Nutrient variation on farm is significant (4/26/2012)
    Bedding will impact the time she spends lying down (4/10/2012)
    What we've heard lately from Western milk producers (3/09/2012)
    Ten common OSHA dairy violations (3/02/2012)
    Keep your herd, and heifers, moving forward (3/01/2012)
    South Dakota is open to the dairy industry (2/23/2012)
    Many dairy producers still hesitant about risk management (2/10/2012)
    Potassium, the rumen, and milkfat depression (2/02/2012)
    2011: the highest milk price year in history (1/27/2012)
    Are you going to be SMART in 2012? (12/27/2011)
    High hay prices causing dairies to feed less (12/23/2011)
    Cow comfort: a big impact on the bottom line (12/22/2011)
    A 400,000 SCC milk limit after all (12/16/2011)
    Heat stress road show rolls on (12/07/2011)
    Is your farm at risk for residues? (11/16/11)
    Fifth BVDV conference around the corner (11/01/11)
    We are making progress in the SCC battle 10/27/2011
    Corn and hay forecasts lowered again (10/21/2011)
    Every bit (and bite) counts, especially in dairy nutrition (10/11/2011)
    Three-times-a-day calf feeding gaining popularity (9/30/2011)
    High cull cow prices should continue in 2012 (9/23/2011)
    9 tips for cooling dairy cows (9/16/2011)
    Be thankful for a dairy infrastructure (9/08/2011)
    Perception of dairy as "bigger is better" has some merit (9/06/2011)
    Manure composting: Great benefits don't come easy (09/02/2011)
    Accurate Records: Links in the Dairy Food Chain (8/09/2011)
    When working with dairy bulls, be vigilant (8/06/2011)
    You-tube proof your dairy (7/23/2011)
    Aggressive calf feeding makes more milk (7/22/2011)
    It's hot out there! (7/19/2011)
    Many grazing resources available (7/09/2011)
    Heat Stress: 65 is the new 72 (6/14/2011)
    Somatic Cell Count Tools Available (6/11/2011)
    USDA gives environmental nod to pasture (5/25/2011)
    Brands could soon to be out as ID choice for ranchers (5/24/2011)
    If dairy cows could talk (5/10/2011)
    Somatic cell legal limit will stay the same (5/05/2011)
    Colorful trend is underway in U.S. dairy herds (5/14/2011)
    20 Dairy spring cleaning tips (4/27/2011)
    With calves, less can sometimes be more (4/15/2011)
    Everything is right around the corner (3/02/2011)
    Learn from our mistakes (3/01/2011)
    Cell count limits; milk antibiotic testing highlight 50th NMC meeting (1/27/2011)
    The four Dairy Management myths of Southern dairy farming (1/26/2011)
    Stop learning is to stop living (1/25/2011)
    Stay warm in cold temperatures (12/14/2010)
    The best man for the job (11/16/2010)
    Big SCC cut would not faze most dairies (11/05/2010)
    Dairy Management improved again in 2009 (8/19/2010)
    Stainless steel troughs and chlorine bleach fight Johne's (7/28/2010)
    Bovine TB continues to pop up (7/09/2010)
    Can we stop E. coli inside cows? (3/19/2010)
    Dairy Management: the international dairy language (2/08/2010)

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