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March 20 2023
The connection between nutrition and efficiency begins at birth
March 13 2023
Datamars entered the activity monitoring marketplace last year with the launch of the Tru-Test Active Tag system
March 6 2023
Inoculants can be formulated with multiple different strains of bacteria and enzymes based on their targeted end use, allowing farmers to choose products that fit their individual needs
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Feb. 27 2023
The reasons and opportunities for adding anaerobic digester technology to dairy farms are many. Most projects are based on the goals of reducing the dairy’s environmental footprint, adding a new...
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Feb. 20 2023
Whether it is maximizing production, maintaining herd health, or controlling cost, feeding high quality forage is a key component. There have been significant technological advances in how producers g
Feb. 13 2023
Producers are keenly aware of the current economic return from producing more milk fat. Cash for milk fat yield, however, is still about half the value of the price of milk
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Feb. 6 2023
The pizza experience in some countries can seem like a world away from what Americans are accustomed to, but the dairy checkoff sees an untapped opportunity for cheese to unite the global palate
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Jan. 23 2023
In about two short years, heifer calves born today will reach the milking herd. Ensure their success by making sure those two years are full of good health. One disease that robs future productiv
Jan. 16 2023
Rising protein costs have producers searching for opportunities to secure predictable feed costs while also ensuring consistent milk and component production. The question you may ask: is this a
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Jan. 9 2023
Here are seven things to consider when opening a silo of new-crop corn silage to get the most from each ton:1. Safety: We often hear about winter silage avalanches. Wear your safety vest, slope
Dec. 26 2022
Trace minerals are essential nutrients required for numerous biological functions in the body, including structural (skin and bone), physiologic (hormones), catalytic (cell metabolism), and regulatory
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Dec. 12 2022
The native beef herd is experiencing record low numbers in 2022, presenting an opportunity for dairy-beef crossbred calf programs to not only help stabilize the beef supply as consumer beef demand con
Dec. 5 2022
California dairyman finds answers in his quest for the complete picture. Seven years ago, Tony Louters was on a hunt. The Merced, California, dairyman wanted more information on his milking cows
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Nov. 28 2022
Improving IVF with Omega-3sWhen it comes to reproductive efficiency, in vitro embryo production (IVF) is a technology that is here to stay as it significantly reduces the genetic interval and compleme
Nov. 21 2022
TIMAB USA, a subsidiary of TIMAB Magnesium, works with dairy farmers to help them maximize their herd's performance while meeting the unique nutritional needs of each animal. With innovate adapted so
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Nov. 14 2022
For many years, nutritionists have been developing and balancing rations for cows at all stages of lactation with several key components including energy, protein, fat and fiber. Each of these ingredi
Nov. 7 2022
Whole cottonseed is a valuable dietary supplement for ruminants because of the balanced combination of fat, protein, and fiber.1 Cottonseed is grown in the South and transported via barge, rail or truck...
Oct. 31 2022
If you bed with recycled sand or are thinking about it, you’re in good company. A study in 2014 by the National Animal Health Monitoring System estimated 26% of U.S. dairy operations use sand beddin
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Oct. 24 2022
Over the last few years, raising dairy-beef crossbred calves has become a common production practice for dairy producers across the country. Breeding dairy cows to beef sires has allowed producers to
Oct. 17 2022
Who could possibly resist the cuteness of a newborn Holstein calf? How about a sweet and silly Jersey cow named SnoBall who is frequently caught on camera licking people? One sixth and seventh generat