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Source: OMAFRA Introduction Every dairy producer has cattle that are too fat or too thin for their stage of lactation. Failure to recognize these cows and take action can result in unintentional costs such as disease treatments, reduced milk production and...
Source: Pennsylvania State University Dairy heifers represent a significant investment in a dairy herd's future genetics, production, and financial welfare. Prevention and treatment of mastitis in all ages of heifers is crucial to your farm's future profitability. Many times, heifers...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Milk fever is one of the more expensive metabolic diseases faced by dairy producers. Costs can easily exceed $400/cow in terms of vet and drugs, discarded milk and lost milk production. Cows with milk...

Calf Health

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 5.5 Calf management in the first days and weeks after birth is integral to setting calves up for success (75)....
Source: University of Minnesota Quick facts Using basic care practices daily can reduce calf illness and death on your farm. Managing heifer calves can help you make sure they: Enter the milking herd quickly. Become strong, healthy and high-producing cows. There’s no single...
Source: University of Wisconsin, Jackie McCarville Raising calves is a huge expense on any dairy farm and getting them off to a great start is important in cold weather as much as warm weather. Cold stress can increase the risk of...
Source: CowManager news release CowManager, a revolutionary ear sensor system that provides information about fertility, health and nutrition is pleased to introduce a new, intuitive dashboard that adds improved functionality and ease of use. The new desktop dashboard provides at-a-glance insights,...
Source: Pennsylvania State University The dry period is an important time for all dairy cows. This critical break allows the cow’s udder to regenerate milk-producing tissue resulting in a productive subsequent lactation. Cows are very susceptible to new intramammary infections...
Source: University of Guelph University of Guelph researchers looking to reduce pregnancy losses in dairy cattle are also milking the benefits of a new data portal intended to improve livestock productivity in Ontario. The dual projects came together at the Ontario...
Source: smaXtec news release smaXtec, the most advanced health system preventing diseases in dairy cows, today announced the launch of new artificial intelligence capabilities with the introduction of TruAdvice technology. Powered by artificial intelligence, TruAdvice enables dairy farmers to harness the...