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Don't be cheap with your calves!

What does it cost to raise a calf to weaning? In 2012 the total rearing costs during the first 8 weeks of life averaged nearly $6.50/day. Of this amount, nearly $3.75 could be attributed to feed cost.


Calves with Sam: Protocol lapses happen

It is great when protocols actually work. Calf feeding equipment gets cleaned well using the prescribed steps every time.


2015 4-State Nutrition Conference set for June 10-11 in Dubuque

Dairy nutritionists, industry professionals, veterinarians and producers will hear the latest research of issues concerning the dairy industry, including feed management and behavior at the 2015 4-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, June 10 and 11.


U of Illinois: 2015 cash rents might miss break-even by $67 per acre

Farmland returns in 2015 are projected for central Illinois farms having high-productivity farmland. Projected operator and land returns are lower in 2015 than in any year from 2010 to 2014. Cash rents at average levels result in projected 2015 losses to farmers.


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