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Sept. 16 2019
Overcrowding a barn can have negative impacts on milk production and animal health; Penn State Extension’s John Tyson pointed to several factors that could restrict the number of animals a barn can...
Sept. 16 2019
Take control. That’s a message I echoed in a recent webinar to dairy forage growers. Get out, scout your fields with your agronomist and assess your corn’s current growth stage
Sept. 9 2019
As dairy farmers in Australia continue to battle with hot weather and drought conditions, milk production has taken a hit
Sept. 9 2019
In today’s age of instant information, dairy farmers and industry people have heard time and time again that we need to share our story to gain trust with consumers
Sept. 9 2019
Calcium status surrounding calving is not only important, but it also varies significantly depending on the cow
Sept. 9 2019
The navel cord provides a lifeline between the dam and its calf during gestation
Sept. 9 2019
From the peak of 9.438 million dairy cows in January 2018, the U.S. dairy cow inventory has declined by 128,000 head as of July 2019
Sept. 2 2019
While domestic dairy semen sales stagnated in 2018, domestic beef sales have exploded. The trend shows no sign of slowing in 2019
Sept. 2 2019
If at all possible, dairy personnel putting up corn silage this fall should aim to store like forages with like forages
Sept. 2 2019
When humans are hot or uncomfortable, they tend to want a little more personal space. For some reason, cows have the opposite reaction, which leads to a problem called bunching
Sept. 2 2019
Despite a dismal corn planting season for the majority of the country, dairy producers could breathe a bit easier about previously projected shortages raising feed prices
Sept. 2 2019
Many dairy producers who enrolled in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program have already received checks for the first part of the year
Aug. 26 2019
This July, U.S. dairy farmers collectively sent 256,800 dairy cows to packing plants
Aug. 26 2019
As corn silage makes its way from the field to the farm, proper storage becomes essential
Aug. 26 2019
When it comes to the breakfast table, beverage milk and breakfast cereal have been long hitched together as complementary food items
Aug. 26 2019
While most farmers in the South and West already have their corn silage safely stored away, many in the Midwest and Northeast are still wondering if their corn will reach maturity
Aug. 26 2019
Milking robots offer a number of advantages. An automatic milking system (AMS) tends to boost production, reduce labor, and provide valuable data to help with day-to-day herd management
Aug. 19 2019
Whey isn’t the only dairy-related U.S. agricultural product being battered by the trade war between the U.S. and China
Aug. 19 2019
Many dairy farms have made great strides in reproduction. Looking through data from the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC), a 20 percent pregnancy rate would have been considered elite just a decade...
Aug. 19 2019
Converting from conventional tillage to a reduced or no-till cropping system may come with a learning curve, but in terms of corn planting, it doesn’t require new machinery
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