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April 26 2021
Feed prices have increased substantially in recent months. Further complicating the cost situation, the winter storm that blew through Texas froze water pipes and natural gas lines, which created a short-term...
April 19 2021
As a dairy farmer, you know when your farm is hitting on all cylinders: your herd is healthy and the cows are thriving and productive. Of course, you also know when something is misfiring
April 12 2021
Alfalfa growers have heard the downside of harvesting alfalfa too late. After plants have initiated regrowth, there’s a legitimate case for earlier cutting. Alfalfa requires energy in the form of...
April 5 2021
Researchers and scientists had the goal was to define a clear, concise way to measure and compare the water productivity (WP) of meat and milk production and identify opportunities to improve water efficiencies...
March 29 2021
No matter how well we plan and manage our silage programs, challenges arise. Weather, wildlife, and other factors can cause delays in covering our crop or air to be reintroduced to the silo during storage
March 19 2021
Endovac-Dairy is a vaccine and is commonly administered several times in the first month of the calf’s life to get the bacterial protection from Endovac
March 15 2021
What can farmers do to make their operations more sustainable for the future?
March 8 2021
Getting cows pregnant is a critical process that impacts nearly every aspect of a dairy operation. Many steps are involved in getting a cow through a safe calving
Feb. 25 2021
Cryoport Systems' technology tracks the internal and external conditions of each shipment every five minutes
Feb. 22 2021
You may have heard of artificial intelligence, data and analytics, and the Internet of things before. But how do they impact dairy?
Feb. 15 2021
There’s an old saying about making hay while the sun shines because, if you miss your opportunity, forage quality can quickly decline
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Feb. 5 2021
Somatic cell count (SCC) is a key measurement for understanding the status of a cow’s udder health, including the prevalence and incidence of subclinical mastitis
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Jan. 25 2021
Clostridia lurk nearly everywhere on your dairy—in soil, feed, manure, and inside animals’ bodies. In fact, 99 percent of fecal samples collected from dairies across the country contained Clostridia
Jan. 18 2021
Successful dairy operations are the result of crucial decisions made on an almost a daily basis. Evaluating and understanding your priorities for your fields is just as important to the long-term success
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Dec. 7 2020
A sick cow can be easy to spot. She might be off-feed, have droopy ears, and seem slow to get up
Nov. 24 2020
Now more than ever, producers must do all they can to increase efficiencies throughout their business. The monitoring systems from Allflex Livestock Intelligence are an important and reliable resource...
Oct. 19 2020
By reducing the use of unnecessary antibiotics, you will help improve the productivity of your cows, ship more milk, and contribute to the global fight to lower antimicrobial resistance
Oct. 5 2020
Anyone involved in dairy farming knows the frustration of a mastitis infection. It’s costly — maybe your favorite cow was culled too soon or your milk premiums took a hit
Sept. 9 2020
Mycotoxins are toxic compounds produced by molds that, if not well managed, can silently mine dairy farms profitability by reducing feed intake and milk production, increasing diseases, and reducing...
July 27 2020
Optimizing milk efficiency and component yield are very important to overall farm profitability. Both milk efficiency and component yield are greatly influenced by the rations fed