Oct. 25 2011
The new footbath model recommends a 10- to 12-foot length, 10-inch depth, 24-inch width, and one removable sidewall. Both sidewalls should be angled in, starting at about 3 feet above the floor of the...
Oct. 21 2011
The All Dairy Antiques and Collectibles Show was held September 16 to 21 at the Farm show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as part of the All-American Dairy Show. A framed history of...
Oct. 10 2011
Management of the fresh cow during the first 21 days of lactation is a critical control point for maximizing health and productivity on all dairy farms. Identifying an off-feed fresh cow was a breeze when...
Sept. 29 2011
Is feeding steers worth it? Here are some additional resources to compliment the September 25, 2011 issue of Hoard's Dairyman. This information contains reports and worksheets. Wisconsin Beef Information...
Sept. 10 2011
Surplus moisture during vegetative growth appears to have the greatest effect on reducing NDFD (neutral detergent fiber digestibility)
Sept. 2 2011
The main article on Bert Stewart appears in the 2011 World Dairy Expo supplement on page 7. Here we share some additional interview questions that did not appear in the supplement. In the first decade...
Aug. 25 2011
Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for growing crops. But in the wrong place - in excess concentration in streams, rivers, and lakes - it can lead to algal blooms
Aug. 19 2011
Just what is good antibiotic use? by William M. Sischo and Dale A. Moore The authors are in the Food and Waterborne Disease Research Unit at Washington State University, Pullman. The article is part of...
Aug. 19 2011
by John Hibma The author is a dairy nutrition consultant for Central Connecticut Cooperative Farmers in Hartford, Conn. He previously managed large dairies in California and Hawaii. How do you get cows...
Aug. 19 2011
by Dr. Sheila McGuirk School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin An article a while back about giving probiotics to new calves said to not give it to them until they have had their first 24...
Aug. 19 2011
Does feeding a dfm to fresh cows affect performance? Researchers at Ohio State looked into whether feeding a direct-fed microbial, Propionibacterium strain P169, impacted fresh cow performance. They found...
Aug. 19 2011
Q. What are your thoughts on direct-fed microbials (DFMs) to improve rumen efficiency or reduce the chances of acidosis with today's high price of ingredients? Where do you think the price per head per...
Aug. 19 2011
by Michael F. Hutjens The author is an extension dairy specialist at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana Feed additives are ingredients added for a non-nutrient role. (For example, sodium bicarb...
Aug. 15 2011
If the appropriate conditions are met, late summer alfalfa seeding is an opportunity you should take advantage of. According to Dan Undersander, extension forage agronomist at the University of Wisconsin,...
Aug. 10 2011
The article on page 536 of the August 25, 2011 issue discusses costs of raising replacement heifers. It describes both the cash and accrual methods of accounting for heifer values. The figure here is an...
Aug. 10 2011
by Ev Thomas and Bill Mahanna Thomas is retired from the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute and president of Oak Point Agronomics Ltd.; Mahanna is with Pioneer, a DuPont Business, and is...
July 15 2011
Kathryn Bach and Anna Smith, both veterinary students at the University of Pennsylvania, had the opportunity during the summer of 2010 to work on a 6,700 cow dairy in China. They spent each week in a separate...
June 30 2011
Prevention still is our most powerful medicine. Dry cow treatment and medicated replacers are getting scrutiny. by William M. Sischo and Dale A. Moore The authors are in the Food and Waterborne Disease...
June 20 2011
by Ellen R. Jordan, Ph.D The author is Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist, Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service in the Texas A&M System. Additional charts to compliment the June 2011 article
June 15 2011
Sulfur and potassium deficiency could be reducing alfalfa yields. The survey reported in this article was funded by the Midwest Forage Association