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Reduce mastitis through breeding

Researchers in Japan may have found a way to improve your herd’s milk quality even more through genetic selection. FULL STORY »

Avoid the ‘overnutrition syndrome’

Everyone knows that you shouldn’t overfeed dry cows. But new research from the University of Illinois helps to quantify some of the reasons why. FULL STORY »

Allow heifers to adjust to free-stalls

You know that animals need some time to adjust when moved to free-stall facilities for the first time, but there’s been little research to explain what’s really going on. So, researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada decided to find out. FULL STORY »

Target your top heifers

Genomic testing technology can help you identify and better manage top performers earlier while finding those that don’t fit in your profit picture. FULL STORY »

Greenhouse savvy

Second Look Holsteins LLC in Eden, Wis., has been using greenhouses to raise its calves for 14 years. FULL STORY »

Tips for automated calf feeder

Planning for an automated calf feeder? Calf experts from Land O’Lakes Purina Feed offer these points: FULL STORY »

Remember: pasteurization does not equal sterilization

If you use an on-farm pasteurizer, it’s important to keep in mind that pasteurization does not equal sterilization. FULL STORY »

Feed shrink may be robbing you blind

It could be costing you thousands of dollars each year. FULL STORY »

Be ready for OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Agency hasn’t spent a lot of time in recent years inspecting farm operations for worker safety compliance, but the agency is gearing up to knock on more dairy doors. FULL STORY »

Prepare for that “what-if” scenario

In 1996, Joan and Matt Marti of Nehalem, Ore., were faced with a catastrophic flood. Residences were destroyed, 30 percent of the herd was lost, and all of the farm’s financial records were ruined. The land the farm sits on was damaged extensively and would take a full year to return to production due to 3 feet of silt residue left from the flooding. FULL STORY »

Be wary of mineral, oil, gas and wind contracts

Experts at Michigan State University remind you to proceed with caution before entering into a contract for mineral, oil, gas or wind rights. FULL STORY »

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