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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
July 2 2020
There’s a growing amount of evidence that demonstrates the importance of identifying sick calves more accurately and earlier in the course of bovine respiratory disease (BRD)
Sept. 16 2019
World Dairy Expo is right around the corner, and there is no one who knows the show better than the staff who organizes it. So, we thought we’d offer you some insight from the Expo experts
Sept. 3 2019
By just a 5% decrease in ketosis, you could save thousands of dollars per year
Aug. 5 2019
World Dairy Expo 2019 is just around the corner and soon attendees and exhibitors will be collecting ‘Tools for Dairy’s Progress’ during the annual event
July 15 2019
Most dairy producers understand that healthy, efficient cows generate the greatest returns. With feed attributing to nearly 70% of total production costs, constant effort and creativity are required
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July 1 2019
Dairy farming is a job like no other. You are your own boss, working in an industry you care about
May 27 2019
Today’s milking technology provides numerous data points for dairies to use in their day-to-day routines and management decisions
May 20 2019
You might be using tail paint, also known as tail chalk, in your breeding program for several reasons. “It’s cheap.” “It’s what my neighbors do.”
May 6 2019
Activity monitors know cows’ estrous cycles with 24/7 monitoring Less time. Less labor. And more bred cows. Does it sound too good to be true?
April 29 2019
As cases of Klebsiella mastitis have increased in dairy operations across the U.S., so have efforts to reduce the prevalence of this widespread environmental pathogen
April 22 2019
Few articles tell you the common mistakes that hurt your footbath program. These are the top four pitfalls people run into
April 10 2019
Mastitis is one of the most common and costly diseases impacting profits and herd health in the dairy industry
Dec. 17 2018
Anyone who dairy farms knows raising calves is a big investment. Feed and labor costs are high, and it can take more than two years before a calf starts contributing to the bulk tank as a cow
Dec. 10 2018
Whole milk is an excellent foundation for the liquid calf diet. But it often lacks the necessary vitamins, minerals and optimal fat-to-protein ratio that pre-weaned calves need to perform their best
Dec. 3 2018
Trace mineral nutrition and its application in dairy rations continues to receive significant attention through research and its implementation in the field