June 29 2020
This week is forecasted to be hot in nearly every dairy producing part of the country. Month-long predictions have much of the same with above average temperatures expected for all of July
June 22 2020
The value of water to cow comfort cannot be understated. It’s useful to remember that, in times of potential heat stress, water is not only necessary for drinking but can also help cows release excess...
June 8 2020
Heat stress is back for the summer. The most important tool to deal with rising temperatures is airflow, according to John Tyson of Penn State Extension
May 11 2020
Dairy producer Kevin Solum has farmed his whole life, but he’s learned a tremendous amount more about managing cows in the 18 months since eight automated milking systems were installed
May 8 2020
Rest is an essential component of not only cow productivity but also of animal welfare
May 8 2020
One of the biggest challenges we face today is how to feed the ever-growing population while producing our food in a manner that is environmentally, socially, and economically viable
Sept. 2 2019
When humans are hot or uncomfortable, they tend to want a little more personal space. For some reason, cows have the opposite reaction, which leads to a problem called bunching
Aug. 19 2019
It has been said that you cannot manage what you cannot measure. To many, cow comfort is not something that is easy to evaluate
Aug. 16 2019
Lindsay Ferlito, Cornell Cooperative Extension presented "Monitoring and improving cow comfort in freestalls and tie stalls" in August
Feb. 11 2019
Kinnard Farms in Casco, Wis., could be considered an early adopter when it comes to bedding with sand
Aug. 20 2018
Anyone who has watched dairy cows use large mechanical roller brushes knows it’s pretty obvious they love them