Management

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 »

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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 »

A breath of fresh air for calves

As dairies increasingly turn to housing young calves indoors, ventilation, as it relates to animal health, becomes a key consideration. Outdoor calf hutches, of course, have served well and provide ample ventilation. Their exposure to weather, however, can result in stress on calves and extra labor for dairy workers. Also, calf hutches do not facilitate use of automated feeders. FULL STORY »

Corn silage advances to new levels

Innovations like Shredlage™ are changing the game. FULL STORY »

Death loss a 'big deal'

The death rate among cows on U.S. dairy farms has increased over the last couple of decades. FULL STORY »

This young dairyman looks for opportunities

I love this time of year. Reflecting back on 2013 and setting new goals for 2014, I see that some of my resolutions may be repeat attempts. Nevertheless, I am able to anticipate what a new year of change and opportunity can bring. FULL STORY »

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