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HEALTH: Eliminate drug residue risks in dairy culls

When beef prices are high, one of the temptations is to sell animals that should not be marketed for beef. The two most common issues are selling unhealthy or lame animals, and those that may have drug residues.

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DHM webinar with Gordie Jones, “Finding lost milk”

Tune in Tuesday, April 14 for a one-hour webinar with Dr. Gordie Jones and Lindsey Collings and at 2 Eastern (1 Central, Noon Mountain, and 11 Pacific), and moderated by Dairy Herd Management assistant editor Lucas Sjostrom. Novus is sponsoring the program, and through the websinar you can learn more about their C.O.W.S. ® program.

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Should you consider in-furrow starter for corn in 2015?

The use of starter fertilizer placement on the seed (known as in-furrow placement) is commonplace in many areas of Minnesota. I commonly receive questions on the value of in-furrow starter fertilizer when corn prices are low. The application of liquid fertilizer with the planter presents additional costs which may or may not be warranted depending on the year and where a field is located within Minnesota.

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Forage Insights: Tips for improving alfalfa yields

Achieving a perfect stand of deep-green, healthy alfalfa begins with selecting the right alfalfa variety. These four tips are designed to help you choose top-shelf alfalfa genetics — a simple but vital step:

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