Profit Tips: Tips for a successful transition period
A key goal during the transition period is to reduce social, environmental and metabolic stressors. FULL STORY »
Profit Tips: What’s the ideal plant population for corn silage?
When it comes to planting populations for corn silage, there’s no “one size fits all” recommendation. FULL STORY »
Profit Tips: Tips for feeding controlled-energy diets
If your fresh- and high-producing cows have a sharp loss in body condition after calving, a greater occurrence of metabolic disorders and delayed resumption of estrus, then you might want to assess energy levels in your dry-cow diet. FULL STORY »
Profit Tips: What’s your feed shrink?
How much harvested forage or purchased grains and commodities are wasted on your operation? As of mid-January, a 1,000-bushel semi-trailer of corn grain was worth about $6,000. FULL STORY »
Are auto feeders right for your operation?
Automatic calf feeders are popping up on many dairy operations across the Midwest. Ann Hoskins, calf product manager for Vita Plus Corp., says the new technology offers plenty of opportunities, but it also requires a refocus on management. FULL STORY »
Take your financial temperature
Financial specialists at the University of Minnesota Center for Farm Financial Management have published a new series of financial fact sheets to help you gauge the health of your operation’s financial position. FULL STORY »
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