Oct. 25 2010
Making sure your milk or meat does not contain a drug residue must be a high priority. This article is part of a series prepared in cooperation with the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. Consumers...
Oct. 18 2010
Above all, avoid drug residues. Ship cows in good condition to get top dollar. This article is part of a series being prepared in cooperation with the American Association of Bovine Practitioners
Oct. 18 2010
Key considerations are drug effectiveness, safety for the animal, and safety for the food supply. This article is part of a series being prepared in cooperation with the American Association of Bovine...
Sept. 25 2010
Alfalfa is one of the most important crops grown in North America, with its market value ranked right behind corn and soybeans. Maintaining a high-quality alfalfa stand results in higher yields and enhanced...
Sept. 25 2010
Struggling with how big heifers should be by A. F. Kertz The author is in Dairy Field Technical Services and Research, Milk Specialties Global Animal Nutrition, St. Louis, Mo. Targeted heifer growth has...
Sept. 23 2010
[From A to Z] Sorting through your feed additive choices Here's a look at feed additives and how they might fit your ration and your budget. Feed additives are ingredients added for a non-nutrient role....
Sept. 22 2010
Clean, dry, and comfortable - those should be the goals of every dairy producer when it comes to cows and their housing conditions. If those goals are met, odds are your dairy can produce quality milk...
Aug. 2 2010
How good is your waste milk Don't just assume pasteurization is effective. Make sure calves get the nutrients they need. During an investigation at a large calf ranch, we had the opportunity to look at...
Aug. 2 2010
The tally is between $304 and $354 per case. Incidence rates can run 20 percent or higher. Most of us have had the unpleasant experience of dealing with a case of metritis. The foul smell and watery uterine...
July 30 2010
Position and price determine by-product feed values. By-product feeds (also referred to as co-product feeds) are produced during the production and manufacturing of human and industry products (such as...
July 30 2010
Grass deserves a second look. With its more highly digestible fiber, grass provides a great mix for rations heavy with corn silage and alfalfa. Grasses' agronomic benefits are an added bonus. When adding...
July 15 2010
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July 15 2010
Known to most of you by the brand name, Rumensin, monensin shifts the rumen microbial population in the rumen toward more gram-negative bacteria
June 24 2010
From article "It isn't business as usual", July 2010 Issue, page 469 David Kohl is professor emeritus of agricultural finance and small business management at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va. As owner of...
June 24 2010
Dairyman's Extras contains material that compliments subject matter in the printed version. December 2015 April 2016 Hoard's Dairyman Bull List January 10, 2016 Resources from "Animal signals . . . . Really?"...
June 15 2010
Lameness is one of the most serious and costly issues for dairy producers. Studies have estimated that between 25 and 30 percent of lactating cows in Canada and the United States are lame. Lameness is...
June 15 2010
The Kretzing family owns and operates a dairy farm near Loysville, Pa. I wanted to write regarding a true story about my husband. It has been a very hard time for our family. Our two sons took over the...
May 21 2010
Political reason and common sense, which were nowhere to be seen in recent months as a proposal to allow dairy producers in Wisconsin to sell unpasteurized raw milk directly to consumers successfully worked...
May 10 2010
Is there a best way to monitor ketosis? Ketosis is underrecognized on most farms and is associated with several clinical diseases, lost milk, breeding problems, and greater risk of early culling. You should...
May 10 2010
Copper Sulfate Use May Bite Us Good crop and hoof health are possible with copper sulfate use. However, future regulations remain the wildcard. When making farm decisions, what might seem like a good idea...