Management

Protein matters

Noah Litherland, dairy youngstock technical specialist with Vita Plus Corp., discusses various protein sources in calf milk replacer; why protein is important to young calves; and how it should be fed. FULL STORY »

The crypto challenge for calves

Cryptosporidiosis is a significant disease challenge that does not respond well to treatment. Veterinarian Max Thornsberry discusses crypto and the best ways to control it. FULL STORY »

10 essential rules for building a compost bedded pack barn

University of Kentucky dairy scientists Jeffrey Bewley and Joseph Taraba estimate more than 80 compost bedded pack barns have been constructed in Kentucky. They have provided a list of the most important design features for dairy farmers considering similar barns. FULL STORY »

Young Farmer: Creating and establishing our value-added product

Like many dairy farm families over the years, our family spent many hours talking and dreaming about what it would be like to bottle our own milk or make our own cheese. FULL STORY »

Advanced dairy nutrition seminar

Cornell University and the W.H. Miner Institute in New York will be hosting their biannual Advanced Dairy Nutrition and Management Shortcourse on June 2-5 at Cornell University. FULL STORY »

Commentary: When SOPs become CYAs

If I’ve learned anything from watching action dramas on evening television, it’s that I should be careful where I scratch myself, even if I’m the only person on a hotel elevator. There are cameras everywhere capturing our actions. FULL STORY »

Management, nutrition key to successful transition

The transition period is the most critical point in a dairy cow’s production cycle. At this time, a cow relies most heavily on her immune system to maintain health and productivity. FULL STORY »

Young Farmer: Preparing for a future on the dairy farm

Challenging classes, a modern perspective, improved decision-making abilities, and the hands-on approach are just some of the phrases you would hear sophomore Matt Harnish use to describe what he loves about the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow (DLT) program. FULL STORY »

Contract essentials for raising dairy heifers

Does using a contract grower fit your business needs? Are you a contract grower yourself, or thinking about becoming one? If so, Tamilee Nennich, associate professor and Extension dairy specialist at Purdue University, shares advice on contracts. FULL STORY »

Thank you for 21 great years

I have actually thought what it would be like to work on a fishing ship, since I love the ocean. But then I discovered that commercial fishermen have one of the highest fatality rates of any occupation. FULL STORY »

2014: Some uncertainty amid the optimism

Feed costs are down and milk prices are predicted to be steady. Yet there is still some uncertainty for the U.S. dairy industry outlook in 2014. FULL STORY »

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