Nov. 21 2022
Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) infects approximately half of all dairy and beef cattle in North America. Herd owners and managers may wonder whether it is a disease they should fight, and if so, is it a
Nov. 17 2022
Dairy farming is a complex job every day and filled with many unique responsibilities
Nov. 15 2022
The discussion at animal rights conferences held over the past year continued to focus on animal agriculture
Nov. 7 2022
From people to cows, no one likes to be overcrowded, so the goal is to put up facilities that will meet today and tomorrow’s needs
Oct. 31 2022
It can be so easy to get wrapped up caring for the “problem cows,” but our average animals also deserve attention and some true appreciation
Oct. 14 2022
Thanks to some extra care and attention, a premature calf recently born on our farm is doing well
Oct. 10 2022
Despite the opinions of extreme activists, dairy still has a place in the world that should be defended
Sept. 14 2022
Disbudding with caustic paste is typically done within the first week of life, and as early as the first 24 hours. Currently, there is only a small amount of research on caustic paste
Sept. 13 2022
Inflammation: friend or foe?, presented by Barry Bradford, Michigan State University
Sept. 8 2022
Summer’s heat and humidity bring challenges of heat stress, bacteria, and flies to our animals
Aug. 22 2022
After the COVID-19 pandemic prompted an 18-month delay in routine animal care evaluations under FARM Version 4.0, implementation has been under way for a year
Aug. 11 2022
Thunderstorms provide welcome relief for us and the cows when summer heat becomes oppressing
Aug. 10 2022
Perhaps this is common knowledge to all of you reading this, but it is worth repeating: It pays to invest time in low-stress stockmanship
July 28 2022
Our big old cow reminds me that age is just a number, and we should all take time to enjoy life
July 14 2022
If our animals get sick or injured, we do anything we can to help them heal. These two success stories are examples of that commitment
July 6 2022
Cows are remarkable creatures, but it is up to us to unlock their potential by providing basic elements including water and enough access to it
June 29 2022
The standards we know best can sometimes be just what’s needed to solve a problem
June 13 2022
Genetic selection for improved hoof health is one opportunity to reduce lameness, which affects about 50% of dairy cows and results in economic losses, poor health, and suboptimal animal welfare
May 19 2022
Though we might not always be set up to succeed, dairy farmers overcome challenges every day to care for our animals and our business
May 17 2022
Be ready with these facts to share agriculture’s sustainable story whenever you get the chance to talk to people in the general public