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Dairy News

The latest news from the Penn State Extension Dairy Team.
February 18, 2011

Concerns about testing for pharmaceutical residues.

February 18, 2011

Tips for accommodating head and lunge space.

December 14, 2010

Data regarding antibiotics in dairy products and meat has been monitored and of concern for many years, but recently government agencies, medical personnel, and consumers have place much more interest in this public health issue.

December 14, 2010

Field surveys show that more than 50% of cows will experience one or more metabolic or infectious disease process following calving.

December 14, 2010

Manure nutrients, a valuable commodity in the past, are becoming an unwanted pollutant. The primary concern is with nitrogen and phosphorus which, through run-off and leaching of manure-amended soils, find their ways into ground and surface water.

December 14, 2010

High milk quality is a product of management and not treatment.

October 22, 2010

Conversations that your employees have off the farm reflect on you and your business and go a long way in shaping your image in the community. But you can’t control what employees say on their time off, right? Wrong.

October 22, 2010

Private companies and money sources supply the expertise, funding, equipment and management help necessary for the design, construction and operation of these plants.

February 10, 2010

Even under ideal weather and housing conditions pneumonia is often just around the corner.

February 10, 2010

Research published in the December issue of the Journal of Dairy Science evaluated the effects of cold stress on calf growth, health, and immunity.

February 10, 2010

Availability of corn distillers grains plus solubles has increased substantially and, consequently, the interest in using these feeds in dairy cattle diets has also increased.

December 15, 2009

I have had the privilege to visit numerous dairy herds which consistently achieve high milk production and excellent reproductive performance. This article lists the major common characteristics among these herds.

December 15, 2009

Although this may not be a fun thing to do in a year like this, NOT knowing how bad it was is worse than knowing.

December 15, 2009

We are all aware of the recent passage of Proposition 2 which banned the use of veal crates, battery cages, and gestation crates in California. Tie-stalls for dairy cows may not be far behind if the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has its way.

December 15, 2009

Researchers from the United Kingdom recently studied the impact of milk replacer feeding rate and protein concentration on animal performance through the second lactation.

December 15, 2009

Providing a dry comfortable resting area for dairy cattle is essential to their health.