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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
Oct. 10 2022
“The dry period is an essential time of rest and recuperation that can prepare cows for a productive subsequent lactation,” said Mark van der List, DVM, Boehringer Ingelheim
Oct. 3 2022
The Shifttronic automatic gearbox shifts up or down to achieve the most suitable mixing speed depending on the weight setting when loading or discharging, without you having to lift a finger. Because
Sept. 26 2022
Choosing technology to implement on your dairy can be intimidating. A plethora of questions and concerns surface. Where do I start? What dairy technology should I implement next? How do I know my team
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Sept. 19 2022
Servicing and troubleshooting robots can be one of the biggest adjustments for anyone new to robotic milking. Digging in and doing some preliminary troubleshooting yourself
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Sept. 12 2022
If you’ve watched a NASCAR race, cars have finely tuned engines that enable optimal performance. Dairy cows are much the same — when fed properly, her engine will perform at maximum capacity...
Sept. 5 2022
Fresh cows are the most vulnerable animals in your operation. Giving them a good start after calving profoundly impacts both short-term and long-term herd profits
Aug. 22 2022
Mastitis can rear its ugly head at any point, but research has shown that the early and late stages of the dry period are when dairy cows are most susceptible to newly acquired intramammary infections
Aug. 15 2022
It seems like the dairy industry has a new challenge every year. This year’s challenge is volatility. Feed and agronomy costs are at an all-time high, forage reserves are low
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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
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...
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?
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
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
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