Should you 'cherry pick' cows in a synch protocol?
Ever since the first estrus-synchronization protocol was developed, researchers and dairy producers have debated the merits of “cherry picking,” or artificially inseminating (A.I.) cows that come into heat before the protocol is completed. FULL STORY »
Electronic thaw bath advice
In a recent issue of the Georgia DairyFax, William Graves, professor and extension dairy scientist at the University of Georgia, shares practical advice on using electronic thaw baths to thaw semen for artificial insemination of dairy cattle. FULL STORY »
Keep an eye on liner cracks
Rubber goods such as liners and short milk tubes are prone to deterioration and cracking — providing an ideal place for bacteria to grow and hide from cleaners and sanitizers. FULL STORY »
Watch out for high ash levels in forages
Dry weather increases the potential for higher ash levels in forages. When high-ash forages make their way into the ration, it could cost you money. FULL STORY »