Dairy News

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.
Somatic Cell Counts - 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.

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