Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by:R. Parker – Dairy Cattle Specialist/OMAFRA Introduction There are six key times during the yearly cycle when each cow should have her condition evaluated. These occur: midway through the dry...
Source: North Dakota State University Herd Health Management A good herd health program is essential to any operation Provides for healthier, better performing cattle Helps insure you are producing a safe, wholesome product Good herd health provides economic savings Decreased...
Source: National Milk Producers Federation The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) today sent a letter to the Biden administration recommending specific steps to provide relief and support to dairy farmers and exporters facing supply chain...
Source: PennState Extension In 2019 the United States employed more than two million full-time workers in production agriculture with nearly 500,000 youth working on farms. Every day about 100 of these workers suffer a lost-work-time injury, and in 2019, the death...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Scope of the Problem Lameness is generally considered to be the 3rdmost economically important health problem in dairy herds after fertility and mastitis. Worldwide incidence is reported as high as 26%  of all dairy cattle...
Source: University of Missouri General health Less than 5 percent death loss. Sanitation, bedding and ventilation are extremely important for disease control. Attend calves from youngest to oldest. Feeding utensils. Use nipple pails or bottles to feed milk to calves...
The U.S. dairy industry has set an ambitious goal to reach greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050, and some Idaho scientists are part of a research project that will inform how the industry can reach that goal. The greenhouse gasses that contribute...
Source: USDA, Dept of Justice joint news release Farmers and ranchers now can anonymously report potentially unfair and anticompetitive practices in the livestock and poultry sectors using an online tool the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Justice (DOJ) launched...
Source: University of Minnesota Quick facts Monitoring the transition dairy cow helps producers to recognize signs of trouble before it starts. The transition period is 60 days before calving and 30 days after calving. Transition cow management influences health, production, pregnancy...
Source: University of Missouri Extension Joe Horner State Specialist, Agricultural Business and Policy Extension Ryan Milhollin State Specialist, Agricultural Business and Policy Extension Pasture-based dairy producers sometimes summarize their guiding philosophy simply as, “Grow all the pasture you can grow, and let the cows...
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