Perspectives on the dangers of keeping bulls on the farm and alternatives that can help keep you, your family, and your employees safe.
New research from the University of Minnesota confirms that colostrum pasteurization can be successful on commercial dairy farms.
In late summer and early fall, the talk of pricing standing corn for corn silage always seems to come up in conversation. Most look for a simple conversion from the current cost of grain corn to the value for corn silage. Unfortunately, in today’s economic environment, taking a little time to look at the factors involved with pricing corn silage from standing corn will help both the buyer and seller reach a fair price. Consider the price from each perspective, grain grower and forage buyer.
New corn silage and candy product pose challenges to ration balancing.
When it rains, it pours: broken TMR mixer, running out of feed, and a drop in the milk fat test pose challenges to the herd.
The fresh cows increase milk production by ten pounds due to diversity of energy sources and the amounts altered to complement the forage quality.
Unexpected commodity deliveries and corn silage transitions made October interesting for the Penn State Dairy Herd.
Haylage shrink of 22% keeps the PSU Dairy on their toes but setting goals and making a plan of action keeps milk production going strong.
The heat and corn silage changes take a toll on milk production and dry matter intake at the Penn State Dairy Barn.
Fresh dairy cattle sometimes need a little extra TLC. Moving cows too early can hurt milk production.
Changes in forages result in pleasant component increases.
Balanced rations for lactating dairy cows only work if ingredients are mixed properly.
A decrease in milk butterfat sends the alarm but is the diet to blame?
The Penn State dairy herd feeds sorghum-sudan silage for the first time with success.
Careful planning keeps milk production high when the Penn State Dairy transitions to new corn silage.
Improvements in forage quality, feed management and labor management equates to a productive Penn State dairy herd.
Corn silage quality changes more than the weather at the Penn State Dairy Farm.
Crows are not dumb birds.
Transition to 2012 early corn silage results in drops in milk production and fat test.
Poor maintenance can reduce efficiency of ventilation systems by as much as 40 percent.