Profit Tips

You’re the expert, not HSUS

More than one-third of consumers use the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) as their main source of information on animal-welfare issues, according to a consumer poll by Purdue University researchers. FULL STORY »

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 »

What’s my drought-stressed corn silage worth?

The price of corn silage is typically based on corn or hay prices. FULL STORY »

Online dairy courses to be offered

Two University of Illinois dairy courses will be offered online this fall. FULL STORY »

Vaccinate FPT calves earlier

Research has shown that calves with failure of passive transfer (FPT) will develop their own antibodies faster than calves with normal passive transfer when they are exposed to infection or vaccination. FULL STORY »

Is she getting enough water?

High-producing cows require upwards of 40 gallons of water every day. And, lactating cows drink about 30 to 50 percent of their water within the first hour after milking. FULL STORY »

Provide fire extinguisher training

Barn fire preventative measures are important, but so, too, is adopting a culture of preparedness on your farm. FULL STORY »

Barn fire prevention

Prevention and preparedness can be used to minimize the potential for fire on your farm. FULL STORY »

Tips for feeding drought-damaged corn

If high temperatures and sustained drought severely damaged your cornfields this summer, tread carefully. FULL STORY »

Watch harvest moisture

Producers often tend to harvest drought-damaged corn plants too soon. FULL STORY »

Caution!

Read those labels before feeding corn silage salvaged from drought-damaged fields that were originally intended for grain. FULL STORY »

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