Aug. 27 2018
“Oh my, she does not look good.”To me, she just looked lethargic. She wasn’t thrifty.That was my first reaction after giving Cow No. 139 a visual evaluation while walking the freestall...
Aug. 2 2018
It’s been a summer where we have found ourselves short on help with a never-ending to-do list
July 26 2018
Who in their right mind would choose a career that requires attention and responsibility 24 hours a day, 365 days a year?
July 15 2018
Diarrhea remains the leading cause of death in dairy calves. Calves with diarrhea frequently develop dehydration, have lower blood pH (called “acidosis”), experience electrolyte abnormalitie
July 12 2018
If you haven’t heard the expression, “It's hotter than Georgia asphalt," then you should take a trip to Georgia in the summer and walk across the asphalt without any shoes on
July 11 2018
A cow is a cow. She will always be a cow. She will never crow like a rooster, oink like a pig, or waddle like a duck
July 2 2018
When it comes to animal welfare, the easiest metrics to measure are health related . . . but welfare goes beyond the body. It can also vary from animal to animal
June 18 2018
Supervise hoof health with a ‘No lameness tolerance policy’Presented by Karl Burgi, Dairyland Hoof Care InstituteSponsored by Zinpro Performance Minerals Karl Burgi, Dairyland Hoof Care...
June 18 2018
Well-respected hoof care specialist, Karl Burgi, presented the June webinar, “Supervise hoof health with a ‘No lameness tolerance policy.’”
May 25 2018
At the beginning of May, I took a week between school and starting my internship to go home to my family’s farm
May 16 2018
First thing tomorrow morning I have to milk the cows, but I also cannot forget about the fresh heifer, I have to make sure the calves are fed, and then I need to hurry back to get the kids on the bus
April 20 2018
Growing up on my family’s dairy farm, more than once I had the opportunity to give a slippery, wet newborn calf its very first meal
April 13 2018
Veterinarians Donald Sockett, Rachel Klos, and Jason Lombard discussed what producers should know about Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak in humans and cattle and the management practices associated with...
March 25 2018
It’s a dad’s job to embarrass their teenage daughters. I dropped the girls off at the 4-H meeting but stayed to be part of the after meeting talk on “Diseases the fair vets look...
Jan. 31 2018
Give your three-quartered cows a chance to thrive in your herd
Jan. 25 2018
The amount of organic matter present in the sand directly determines cleanliness. Put another way, high-quality sand is nearly free of organic matter
Jan. 22 2018
Animal activist groups aren’t just out to stop large farms; they want to put an end to all animal agriculture
Jan. 10 2018
The single most important time in a cow’s life that could almost forecast her entire lactation is the transition period