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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 »

Risk-management strategy

This year, with increased moisture throughout the Corn Belt, analysts are forecasting nearly tripling corn stocks from one year to the next. FULL STORY »

Strategies for shortage of forage

With lingering drought in many areas, the forage supply may be limited. Quality has also been an issue. 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 »

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 »

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