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May 19 2022
Most people who have spent time working with fresh cows would agree that clinical hypocalcemia, often known as milk fever, becomes more of a problem as cows get older
May 12 2022
Group housing for preweaned calves often comes with an investment in automated feeders, but it doesn’t have to. The Paxton family of Grove City, Pa., is a working example of this.At Irishtown Acres
May 12 2022
A $2.25 drop in per hundredweight (cwt.) pay price. . . that’s a substantial price reduction. That’s doubly true when the shift occurred in less than a three-month window
May 12 2022
“Lameness is a very broad, complicated disorder,” began Jan Shearer during a Cornell University virtual workshop on understanding and mitigating the condition
May 12 2022
The use of by-product feeds has been a longtime dairy farmer practice to effectively recycle valuable nutrients that are either indigestible or undesirable for human consumption
May 5 2022
When it comes to raising heifers, we don’t want them to grow too slowly – or too fast
May 5 2022
Fresh cow pens continue to grow in popularity, especially for larger dairies, farms that are building new facilities, or those looking to improve cow health and performance
May 5 2022
In a bright spot for dairy demand, consumer expenditures on dairy climbed 3% higher in March. The not-so-great news is that they also bought 3% less product
May 5 2022
In the past 12 months, the Consumer Price Index has shown an 8.5% price jump in all retail items. For food specifically, that number is higher at 8.8%
April 28 2022
It’s basic human sense: when a needed item becomes scarce, we hold onto as much of it as we can for future security. That was true at the beginning of the pandemic lockdowns, and on farms
April 28 2022
Feed expenses make up more than half the cost of producing milk on today’s dairy farms
April 28 2022
The photos this winter from the California ports of Long Beach and Oakland left many who depend on foreign trade both concerned and uncertain
April 28 2022
Pregnancy rate might be the best key performance indicator to evaluate the reproductive performance of the herd. It is a function of heat detection rate and conception rate
April 21 2022
What do you see when you envision the future of calf care on dairy farms?For dairy researcher Michael Steele, he believes that data and precision management will shape the way we raise calves
April 21 2022
Many dairies across the country are still feeding contracted or stored-on-farm feeds and forages. It’s a blessing given the upheaval in feed markets in the past months
April 21 2022
Steel prices had been falling this year.Then Russia invaded Ukraine and created upheaval in pig iron markets as values for this important ingredient to manufacture finished steel
April 21 2022
With the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed by President Biden nearly five months ago, Cabinet officials have been travelling throughout the country this month to connect the program’s projects
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