Management

Genomics testing every heifer

How producers are doing it, what they hope to learn. FULL STORY »

Continue to look for the zebra

Last December, I wrote an article about looking for the unlikely or unexpected. The saying to remember is “when you hear hoof beats, look for the horse, not the zebra.” FULL STORY »

Make ration decisions rational

With high feed costs, ration decisions are more critical than ever. At last month’s Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin business conference, Diamond V technical services specialist Brian Perkins laid out a plan for evaluating feed products. FULL STORY »

Be prepared for anything the market dishes out

Volatility has rocked milk prices and feed costs over the past four to five years. FULL STORY »

Genomics could revolutionize heifer selection methods

There is a freight train of new management tools headed for U.S. dairy farms, and it’s aiming straight for the heifer breeding pen. FULL STORY »

I’m excited again!

Two or three times a year, I go to industry meetings that focus on the exciting things the dairy industry is doing to market products to consumers. FULL STORY »

Stay Alert

Milk residue screening is more sensitive than ever, leaving you no room for error when it comes to drug residue prevention. FULL STORY »

Opportunities to improve health management and avoid residues

Each day, you and your employees work hard to keep your cows healthy and productive, to provide them with the best care when they are sick and to avoid mistakes that could lead to violative drug residues. FULL STORY »

ObamaCare decisions loom for some farms

For farms that will be affected by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), some major decisions are coming up soon. FULL STORY »

Keys to unlocking dairy’s potential

A recent article posted online by Forbes criticized the dairy industry for ignoring market trends. 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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