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Dec. 23 2019
"We talk a lot about what the future might look like for our industry. We, as dairymen, have figured out that keeping cow comfort as a priority is paramount to getting cows safe in calf,” explained...
Dec. 23 2019
What does it take to establish a dairy farm? That’s the question that more and more state departments of agriculture have begun asking themselves
Dec. 23 2019
“Our image among health professionals has just skyrocketed since we put GENYOUth together,” stated Tom Gallagher
Dec. 23 2019
The “high-forage diet” has gained great momentum throughout the last decade as farms commit to growing more of their own feeds rather than purchasing them
Dec. 23 2019
Christmas is just around the corner, and for dairy producers it almost feels like it. The Class III milk price for November was announced at $20.45
Dec. 16 2019
“All our protocol lists are set up in drop boxes. Our cow mating is also downloaded into the herd program, so on timed A.I. breeding days we just print the list of cows to breed, and it has the sire...
Dec. 16 2019
Over the course of the last few decades, huge strides have been made in the realm of udder health, and specifically, in managing somatic cell counts and contagious mastitis pathogens
Dec. 16 2019
Inbreeding is a complicated process. It has gained concern over the past decade as it’s become even easier to distribute sought-after genetics into more and more populations
Dec. 16 2019
Since corn silage makes up a considerable amount of many dairy rations, interpreting its make up is one of the more critical tasks of a feeding team
Dec. 16 2019
The age at first calving has been trending downward, with many farms aiming to bring heifers into the milking herd at 22 months or even younger
Dec. 9 2019
With winter comes new struggles in maintaining a dairy: fixing frozen pipes and alley scrapers, managing icy conditions for animals and employees, and even moving supplies and equipment through deep snow
Dec. 9 2019
“The entire dairy is equipped with headlocks. Lockup time is one of our main focuses, and our goal is 30 minutes or less of lockup time,” said Chris Terra, a Platinum winner of the Dairy Cattle...
Dec. 9 2019
Characterizing the potential rumen degradation properties of starch in corn silage and corn grain has been a challenge for those involved in dairy nutrition
Dec. 9 2019
The median farm household income is forecasted to average $76,191 in 2019. That’s an improvement of 5.1 percent from 2018 levels and 3.2 percent better when adjusted for inflation
Dec. 9 2019
With the milk price component of the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) calculation climbing for the tenth consecutive month in October, and margin levels above the $9.50 threshold since August, the fact that...
Dec. 2 2019
“Cows are watched for heats as soon as the postfresh cows are 25 days in milk (DIM),” said Brian Schilling, a Platinum winner of the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council’s 12th annual awards...
Dec. 2 2019
In the seemingly ever-expanding plant-based product market, a new line of oat drinks and blends are coming to grocery stores next year
Dec. 2 2019
Certainly, social stress in dairy cattle has gained traction as we have learned more about stress’s impact on cattle performance
Dec. 2 2019
Early childhood is a key time to establish eating patterns, but with so many options, it can be confusing to know which drinks are healthy and which to avoid
Dec. 2 2019
“We need to commit to leading and developing new markets,” said Randy Mooney
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