The debate of organic vs. inorganic bedding and which has better udder health has gone on for some time.
It appears that linolenic acid is deficient in typical calf diets.
Dairy farmers – and other farmers too – should not be paying Pennsylvania sales tax on electricity!
Life is all about choices. Some work out great, some not well at all. The key though is to always have a choice, because the alternative is not pleasant.
There are many different ways that we can reduce our carbon footprint, either on an individual basis, as a farm, an industry or even a country.
Evidence has been accumulating that lactating cow mortality rates have increased more than 2 fold since 1980.
What can the active compounds cinnamaldahyde and eugenol found in essential oils do for your dairy cows?
Dr. Kevin Harvatine was recently hired as an Assistant Professor of Nutritional Physiology by the Department of Dairy and Animal Science.
Progress is be made to understand more about this condition and treatment strategies have improved but diagnosis of the type of cysts is still a challenge. However, culling chronically cystic cows, developing a strategy to avoid over conditioned dry cows and providing balanced transition cow ration will certainly help minimize periparturient problems so that the incidence of cystic ovaries remains low.
Penn State Dairy Extension is offering a new online tool to help dairy producers better manage feed costs during the current economic downturn.
At this time of year, vegetation is bursting in to bloom. We notice the bright colors of showy flowers, watch busy pollinators, and pay attention to the changing landscape as everything softens from winter's hard edges. We tend to notice the "big" and the "bright," but what about the less showy flowers?
Wildfire is not something most Pennsylvanians think about often. Most of the time, Pennsylvania's forests seem comprised of asbestos. However, in the spring a fall, for a few short weeks, Pennsylvania's woodlands are at risk from wildfire. Learn about to become FireWise about your home and woodland setting.
That old saying, “What goes up must come down,” has been proven to be true yet again.
The time is right to review the concerns with ammonia emissions and the particular role of livestock in the global context of anthropogenic air pollution.
Genomic sire evaluations were released for the first time in January. Many people believe this will have the largest impact on genetic improvement programs since the advent of frozen semen.
The energy site has undergone massive reconstruction over the past several months with the new theme of "Coping with High Energy Prices."
Penn State Dairy Alliance is currently forming discussion groups for dairy producers in southcentral and southwestern Pennsylvania who want an opportunity to meet regularly so they may network and learn from each other.