Management

Milk faces branding dilemma

Each year, when I attend the Alltech International Symposium, I walk through “The World’s Market” located on the ground floor of the Lexington (Ky.) Convention Center. FULL STORY »

Protecting ag or silencing activists?

Activist groups have gained publicity in recent years by going into farm operations and taking undercover videos. Now, the agricultural community is fighting back in a number of states by enacting farm protection legislation, commonly referred to as “ag-gag” bills. FULL STORY »

Make summer comfortable for calves

The calendar says it’s almost fall, but Mother Nature still has other ideas. The experts at Milk Products, LLC offer advice for caring for calves in the heat. FULL STORY »

Hey, I'm in heat!

When cow activity goes up and rumination goes down, it's a sign that the cow is in heat. That, in turn, makes breeding more precise -- even reducing the need for estrus synchronization and timed AI. FULL STORY »

Milk-quality conundrum

Nearly 93 percent of the milk in the U.S. is below 400,000 somatic cell count (SCC), but none of our international trading partners see that. They see 750,000. FULL STORY »

8 potential bottlenecks when raising calves and heifers

Carefully managing critical control points as calves and heifers grow and develop will help avoid setbacks along the way. FULL STORY »

Are activists really in it for clean air?

The irony is huge: Activists who profess a desire for a clean environment would rather see dairy farmers get in trouble than have the farmers work proactively with regulators on finding solutions. FULL STORY »

LED lighting shines on dairies

Efficiency and lighting quality are attractive to producers. FULL STORY »

The goal: pregnant cows

The goal on any dairy should be to get cows pregnant. The metric we need to evaluate to determine if we are reaching this goal is the 21-day pregnancy rate. FULL STORY »

Recognition for the young people helping to feed a hungry world

The publishers of Dairy Herd Management announce the “40 Under 40” awards program to recognize young people making significant contributions to America’s food system. FULL STORY »

The euthanasia treatment protocol

Death is an unfortunate reality of livestock production. Ohio veterinarian Fred Gingrich offers advice on determining when euthanasia is appropriate, and how to do it humanely. FULL STORY »

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