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Source: University of Georgia Extension The modern dairy cow is similar to a factory, consuming and processing large quantities of raw materials (feedstuffs) and producing a large volume of high quality product (milk). It is essential that the flow of...
Source: The Mastitis Network Prior to administering an injection, make sure of the following: Consult a veterinarian about the proper use of medication. When indicated in label directions, administer medication subcutaneously. Restrain the animal properly. Avoid injecting in the rump or...
Source: Dalhousie University For the first time, two Canadian universities unite to provide a strategic roadmap to support the ailing dairy sector in Canada. The roadmap is not only inspired by the opinions of Canadians, but it is also supported...
Source: The University of British Columbia Data is at the heart of all research, and there is no shortage of data points at UBC’s Dairy Education and Research Centre (DERC). The researchers at DERC collect a wide range of data from...
Source: Canadian Dairy Commission The Canadian Dairy Commission, in consultation with industry stakeholders, is considering an update to the 4(m) milk class to allow dairy processors to obtain the 4(m) permit price for the buttermilk incorporated in the manufacture of...
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...
When a milk check arrives it’s full of valuable information, but it’s no good if you don’t know what you’re looking at. In a three part series, Sara Dorland, managing partner at Ceres, will teach you how to understand...
Source: Lely Winter can be challenging for any livestock operation and without proper attention, it can lead to problems. Dairies with robotic milking systems are no exception. With temperatures dropping outside, inside the barn there are a multitude of possible issues...
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: DairyTrace Dairy producers work everyday to ensure the health and welfare of their animals. But what happens when a disease outbreak, provincial emergency, or a natural disaster occurs that is beyond the control of a single producer? This is the...