Sometimes owners and managers want to use two speed or variable speed fans in positive pressure tube systems so that they can adjust the airflow rate from the minimum rate to a higher rate as animal numbers increase, calves grow, or outside temperature increases. It is simple to install either a two speed fan or variable speed fan and the appropriate controller. However, fan performance changes as fan speed changes and this can impact tube system performance.
Here we are in the transition heifer housing. Heifers at this dairy move from hutches into small outdoor group pens (10 calves) where they continue their ration of free-choice pelleted grower concentrate (18% protein) and water.
Wisconsin's annual dairy camp will be held June 9-11, while Minnesota's is set for June 12-14. Both are open to the first 100 campers. The Badger Dairy Camp is open to youth between ages 12 and 18, while the Gopher Dairy Camp is for
By Steve Niemeyer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
With the summer season wrapping up in the Nebraska Extension offices a person can reflect on the accomplishments our 4-H and FFA youth have made this year. One activity that takes a lot of time is raising and exhibiting livestock for the local county fair, State Fair, and Aksarben in Nebraska. There are many positive outcomes for youth and helping youth with these activities.
USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently awarded more than $1.2 million in Alfalfa and Forage Research Program funding. Research projects will include IPM recommendations for aphids, drought and high salinity, potato leafhoppers, microbial inoculants, and subsurface drip irriation.