Source: Dairyland Initiative University of Wisconsin-Madison Feedbunks may be most commonly designed either with headlocks (head gates, stanchions etc.), or with a single post and rail system. The choice between a post and rail feed barrier and headlocks in lactating cow pens...
Canada's measures hurting American farmers, U.S. trade representative says The United States is formally accusing Canada of unfairly limiting the ability of American dairy producers to sell their products north of the border. The U.S. has made an official request for...
Source: The Dairyland Initiative, School of Veterinary Medicine Successful housing and management of the cow during the period from 21 days before to 21 days after calving is critical to the overall success of the dairy herd. The transition cow facility...
Source: Lyras news release U.S. dairy processors can soon pasteurize milk and other non-transparent liquids with patented ultraviolet (UV) light technology that uses 90% less energy and more than 60% less water than traditional heat/cool pasteurization processes. Introduced to the...
Source: University of Minnesota Extension, Joe Armstrong, DVM, and Brad Heins, Extension educators Quick facts There are several genetic evaluation tools that make interpreting dairy genetics easier. Sire selection is the fastest way to make improvements in herd genetics. Crossbreeding...
Source: USDA Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook No. (LDP-M-326) 29 pp BY RUSSELL KNIGHT, CHRISTOPHER G. DAVIS, WILLIAM HAHN, JERRY CESSNA, ANGEL TERAN, MILDRED HALEY, ADRIANA VALCU-LISMAN, AND GRACE GROSSEN The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for August 2021 analyzes economic impacts of month-to-month changes in USDA’s World Agricultural Supply...
Source: USDA news release The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the details of the Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program as part of meetings with farmers and a tour of farms with Senator Leahy. In June, Secretary Vilsack committed...
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: Pioneer news release For many northern corn silage growers, it can be challenging to determine the optimum whole plant moisture level needed for a successful harvest. Harvesting silage too dry decreases yield, causes mold to develop, lowers digestibility and...
Episode 62 of the MC Podcast welcomes Chris Duffy, from Great Brook Dairy in Massachusetts. This dairy has to be one of the most unique places in the ag industry. It's located just 20 miles outside of Boston and...
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