New-style calf barns spring up
The brutal winters of the Upper Midwest have motivated some producers to seek alternative housing facilities for their calves .They want an option that offers the environmental and health benefits of hutch housing FULL STORY »
Farm bill impasse: Are we really losing anything?
People have joked for decades about the need for caution when the legislature is in session. In fact, the famous phrase, “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session,” was written 147 years ago. FULL STORY »
Do small farms really take better care of their animals?
Many people believe — rightly or wrongly — that animals receive more individualized attention and better care on smaller farms.But a growing body of research refutes that notion. FULL STORY »
10 smart things to achieve milking excellence
Pam Ruegg, veterinarian and milk-quality expert at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has outlined 10 things that dairy farms can do to achieve milking excellence. FULL STORY »
Heat stress and young stock
Cows receive a lot of attention regarding heat stress, but heat is hard on younger animals, too. Grain intake, health and immunity all are affected when calves are exposed to extreme heat. FULL STORY »
Causes and prevention of abomasal bloat in calves
Abomasol bloat in preweaned calves usually is fatal. Ohio veterinarian Fred Gingrich addresses causes and prevention of this dangerous disease. FULL STORY »