Dairy News

The Perks of Pasture
May 15, 2017
Utilizing pasture on dairy operations can benefit the animals and the cash flow in several ways. Maintaining forage quality and quantity has a significant effect on cash surplus. Grazing adult cattle and young stock can help extend stored forages. Maintaining carry over of ensiled forages benefits the bottom line and animal performance. Incorporating grazing for the dairy herd also gets them off concrete for a period of time. As with any management practice there are perks and drawbacks.
Hoof Trimming Workshop Presented in English and Spanish
May 8, 2017
Join us for a day of education and training on May 26, 2017 from 9:30 AM-3:00 PM at Brubaker Farms, 493 Musser Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552. You must pre-register and there is a fee. Space is limited to 15 people.
Are Your Cows Taking a Vacation?
April 28, 2017
Too much time away from their pen can cause a deficit in cows' daily time budget.
How Low is Too Low?
April 28, 2017
The pursuit of lower somatic cell counts to achieve milk quality goals leads some to wonder if the cow's immune response is compromised.
How Efficient Are Your Calves?
April 28, 2017
Feeding more milk replacer to calves can increase average daily gain, but can reduce starter intake and lower nitrogen efficiency and postweaning digestion.
Make Dehorning Bearable for You and Your Calves
April 28, 2017
Pain management makes dehorning less dreadful for you and your calves.
Benefits of Recording and Monitoring Cow Events
April 17, 2017
On any sized dairy operation there are a multitude of events occurring from the time a calf is born until she leaves the herd. Software programs are available to help manage this task of recording events. The bottom line is no matter how good someone’s memory is it is no substitute for having historic information on animals of all ages that can be easily accessed. However, the information is only as good as the person entering the data and is useful only if someone is monitoring the events.

Upcoming Events

The Science of GMOs
When: June 7, 2017
Where: Center Valley, PA
Youth Dairy Day - Shippensburg
When: June 13, 2017
Where: Shippensburg, PA
Youth Dairy Day- Huntingdon
When: June 20, 2017
Where: Huntingdon, PA
Youth Dairy Day - Southwest PA (Fayette)
When: July 18, 2017
Where: Dunbar, PA