July 12 2021
The Midwest Dairy Food Research Center (MDFRC) is one of six centers across the country that focuses on dairy research. Powered by researchers and the universities that back them
June 15 2021
The U.S. doesn’t export a lot of cheese, relative to other products,” said John Lucey, the director for the Center for Dairy Research (CDR). “For instance, more than 50% of milk powders...
June 10 2021
A majority of producers in the most recent National Animal Health Inspection Service (NAHMS) survey indicated that they provide heifer calves with 2 quarts or more of colostrum after the initial feeding
May 15 2021
Due to the competitive nature of the food industry, efforts to innovate and develop quality products requires people trained in understanding both food science and dairy
May 10 2021
What would be your first thought while standing at the palpation rail for routine pregnancy checks if you saw cows running by, back to their pen, udders full, streaming milk?
May 10 2021
consumers expect safe and wholesome milk that is free from medicine residues. On the flip side, cows get sick and need treatment, and it is almost impossible to avoid using medicines in any dairy herd
May 10 2021
Heat stress reduces intake and milk yield in lactating cows, and it is now clear that heat stress in the dry period dramatically affects the performance of cows in the subsequent lactation, too
April 25 2021
Their concerns with dairy milk confirm the industry’s challenge for fluid milk, and the results suggest focusing on messaging about milk processing, environmental initiatives, and health benefits...
April 15 2021
Over the last century, milk production in dairy cows has climbed dramatically. Along the way, udder and teat conformation have changed just as substantially
April 14 2021
Lists are critical for dairy farms. In the following discussion, we’ll work through a butterfat checklist your dairy can use to evaluate milkfat depression factors prior to the grocery store
April 10 2021
The Northeast Dairy Foods Research Center (NDFRC) is a research and extension arm of Cornell University, and it’s one of six dairy product research centers funded in a three-way partnership
March 25 2021
High milk production brings new challenges, one of them being the beginning of the dry-off period
Dec. 30 2020
While digital dermatitis tends to garner the headlines when it comes to hoof health, sole ulcers remain a real concern
Dec. 10 2020
Corn harvested for silage can be an economically efficient way to attain high per-acre yields of digestible nutrients for feeding dairy cattle. However, silage harvest leaves little crop residue to co
Nov. 13 2020
The challenging winters of recent years have impacted both alfalfa’s persistence and yield
Nov. 13 2020
For years, people working with dairy cows have called the drop in calcium around calving milk fever. Ironically, milk fever, also known as hypocalcemia, does not cause a fever at all
Oct. 23 2020
The preweaning period is an especially important part of a calf’s life as it sets the animal up for success. What makes up the starter, how it is fed, and what is its impact should all be considered
Oct. 10 2020
The 2020 American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Annual Meeting was held virtually due to the pandemic. Over 2,300 people attended the online event. Four abstracts related to calves and heifers have
Aug. 17 2020
Calves like consistency — consistency in what they are fed, when they are fed, and how they are fed. Similar to human babies, calves crave a regular schedule
Aug. 3 2020
Chromium is a relatively “new” mineral for dairy cows