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Dairy Herd Management

Information on dairy cattle health including hoof health and lameness and milk quality.

Topics covered include heat detection, artificial insemination (AI), breeding program strategies, management aids, infertility, calving management, dairy genetics, and economic analysis.

Resources that explain the problem of lameness and how to prevent and treat hoof health problems.

Many Pennsylvania producers are missing out on quality milk premiums, as well as spending extra money on mastitis treatments and milk loss.

At some point in an animal’s life, it will need to be safely moved between facilities, to another farm or to a livestock market. This video provides considerations and solutions to problems that can occur during livestock transportation.

This video will help the viewer evaluate a cow's readiness for market, and provide helpful steps to ensure that she is properly conditioned for the transition to market.

This video will provide guidelines to help the viewer determine the most ideal time for euthanasia, as well as instruction on how to choose and perform appropriate euthanasia techniques.