Source: Mississippi State University Figure 1. This is an example of a properly restrained calf for disbudding procedures. The practice of dehorning or disbudding dairy calves has been implemented on modern dairy farms to prevent injury from horns to caretakers and other animals in...
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: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry After a dry wildfire season, smart winter burning practices can make a big difference in reducing the number of human-caused wildfires. “While wildfire season officially ended October 31 and a fire permit is no longer required...
Source: North Dakota State University Recommended practices for Improving Herd Health include: A clean environment Adequate nutrition program Good reproduction (A.I. and Calving) practices Quality vaccination management Keeping records Good herd health practices include a clean environment. A clean, well-drained calving...
Derek Nolan from the University of Illinois Dairy Education and Extension helps dairy producers reach their goals by providing tools to make informed management decisions and improve milk quality. He focuses on providing hands-on experiences that help you better...
Source: Ohio State University Extension, Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Crawford County With harvest well under way to feed the cows for 2023, it is important to make sure we are assessing what the 2023 milk price...
Source: USDA news release The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced loan interest rates for November 2022, which are effective Nov. 1, 2022. USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans provide important access to capital to help agricultural producers start or...
Source: Lactanet,  authors: Simon Jetté-Nantel, Ph. D., René Roy, agr., and Patrice Fortier, agr. Without rubbing salt in the wound, we all know fall is a difficult time for a farm’s cash flow. Milk cheques are often at their lowest at...
Source: Michigan State University For more than a quarter century, Michigan State University professor J. Richard Pursley has been at the forefront of world-renowned research and dairy cattle fertility management programs that have played a pivotal role in bolstering Michigan to the...
Source: University of British Columbia By Kathryn J. McLellan, Daniel M. Weary, and Marina A.G von Keyserlingk Lameness is a painful but common condition in dairy cows, characterized by abnormal gait. Various surveys have estimated lameness prevalence on farms in North...
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