Profit Tips: Minimize the impact of dystocia on newborn calves
Jason Lombard with the National Animal Monitoring System and Frank Garry at Colorado State University have published recommendations for assisting dystocia calves. FULL STORY »
Limit hospital pen moves to help protect dairy wellness
When a dairy cow develops a disease, producers take steps to get her well. Unfortunately, the common task of moving a sick cow to the hospital pen may be doing more harm than good. FULL STORY »
Illinois Dairy Summit seminars
Three regional Illinois dairy meetings sponsored by Illinois Milk Producers Association and the University of Illinois are scheduled at Freeport (Jan 21), Bloomington (Jan 22), and Centralia (Jan 23). FULL STORY »
Maximize your colostrum feeding program
The newborn calf’s immune system is underdeveloped, so it depends on colostrums to supply critical “passive immunity” to ward off illness and infection, plus other colostral factors necessary to enhance calf health, growth and performance. FULL STORY »
Online dairy classes
The University of Illinois will be offering Advanced Dairy Nutrition (ANSC 423) and Milk Secretion and Mastitis (ANSC 435), both running 11 weeks starting in January. FULL STORY »
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