Dairy News

Summer is a Critical Time to Watch for Poisonous Plants in our Pastures
July 26, 2017
Horses, cattle, sheep, and goats will generally avoid poisonous plants. Grazing animals seem to have an innate sense of which plants are okay to consume and which to avoid. However, in pastures which have become overgrazed or brown from drought they will be more apt to sample less palatable species including poisonous broadleaves.
The TMR Mineral Mismatch
July 14, 2017
Carbohydrates and protein are critical nutrients in precision feeding however, some interesting observations on calcium and phosphorus agreement have materialized.
An example of a quad plate demonstrating growth from a quarter sample of a cow with a high SCC.  (photo by Ginger Fenton, 2015)
Using On-farm Culturing for More Than Mastitis
July 3, 2017
New ways to incorporate on-farm culturing in herd health routines.
Feeding in Robotic Milking Systems
July 3, 2017
A look at feeding management in Pennsylvania robot herds.
Defining Corn Silage Quality
June 16, 2017
Corn silage quality can vary in nutrient content throughout the year. What metrics define high quality silage?
The Perks of Pasture in Dairy Operations
May 15, 2017
Utilizing pasture on dairy operations can benefit the animals and the cash flow in several ways.
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.

Upcoming Events

Preventive Controls for Animal Feed
When: September 18-20, 2017
Where: Mercer, PA
Extending Your Grazing Season with Brassicas
When: October 19, 2017
Where: Annville, PA
Women in Dairy Conference
When: November 7-8, 2017
Where: Harrisburg, PA
2017 Dairy Nutrition Workshop
When: November 15-16, 2017
Where: Grantville, PA