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Aug. 8 2022
In most of the US, dairies are paid on components. Yet component measurement is largely managed with a monthly or bulk tank test that offers just a snapshot of milk from a single day and is energy cor
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Aug. 1 2022
Nutrients lost through forage shrink have a real cost to your dairy. Here are 11 tips to efficiently harvest, pack, and cover your corn silage to reduce shrink and add dollars to the bottom line
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July 21 2022
But they may with your kids or grandkids.Mr. Beast and CaptainSparklez have reached iconic status among a very key audience that is the focus of dairy checkoff efforts: the Gen Z consumer
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July 11 2022
“The transition period requires cows to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in a very short amount of time,” said Curt Vlietstra, D.V.M., Boehringer Ingelheim. “Due to metabolic demands...
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July 4 2022
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the price of starch and protein is extremely high. It follows, logically, that silages are also being valued at a premium – oftentimes more than double...
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June 27 2022
From cow-side data entry and analyzing key performance indicators (KPIs) to collaborating with your team, herd management software should keep up with your dairy today – and tomorrow
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June 20 2022
Raise your hand if you have either said or heard, “If I could just increase my herd’s milk production . . . ”What if I said there is a way and it’s simple?
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June 13 2022
Fly control on a dairy operation can feel like an overwhelming task. There are a number of different areas that need to be treated and maintained to protect your animals, employees, and bottom line. F
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June 6 2022
Inconsistent silage is a frustrating challenge dairy producers face. Whether it’s due to rain pattern variability or periods of hot, dry days
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May 30 2022
A garnish is meant to simply enhance the look of a dish or add a touch of flavor. Its job is to not interfere with the main ingredients
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May 23 2022
Everything from our own food to gas to tires is costing us more money, and the common feed ingredients used to feed farm animals is no exception
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May 16 2022
Whole cottonseed is a valuable dietary supplement for ruminants because of the balanced combination of fat, protein, and fiber
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May 9 2022
Dakin Dairy has been supplying milk and cheese to the state of Florida since 1973, where its products have made their way into more than 700,000 kitchens
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May 2 2022
Heat stress is complex and multifaceted. Beyond reductions in milk yield, growth, impaired reproduction, and increased culling, heat stress causes physiological and endocrinological changes
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April 25 2022
Alfalfa is a homegrown forage that can provide high-quality fiber, high protein content and good yields. First-crop alfalfa sets the pace for the rest of the season
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April 18 2022
Remember that healthy, happy calves start as hydrated calves.With all the challenges and pitfalls of the past few years, many large and small dairies have reflected on new management strategies to inc
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April 11 2022
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is known as a “disease complex” because it usually stems from multiple factors
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April 4 2022
An optimal calf can be defined as a calf with minimal health issues and maximum growth performance
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March 28 2022
There is a tendency, when formulating diets for animal production, to focus on diet costs. The cost of feeding animals is ongoing and can consume 70% to 90% of the total costs of production
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March 21 2022
Quality, reliable labor can be hard to come by. Whether your labor force is family or outside labor, the right milking equipment and technology upgrades can help your parlor run smoothly