Profit Tips

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 »

Profit Tips: New spreadsheet tracks heifer growth

Dairy heifer growth curves traditionally have been based on breed standards. 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 »

Stop the drain of fresh cow disorders

Like a slow leak from a car tire that eventually turns into a flat, subclinical ketosis and milk fever can slowly drain profits from your dairy. 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 »

Upcoming webinars from DAIReXNET

DAIReXNET offers webinars for dairy producers, dairy farm employees, Extension educators, allied industry professionals, and veterinarians. 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 »

Don’t wait until New Year’s to set goals

Phil Durst, Extension Dairy Educator with Michigan State University, recently visited a farm that had the goal of “30/30 by ’13.” FULL STORY »

Visit other farms

Seeing others’ production practices and management principles directly allows you to dig deeper into how you might adopt those practices or principles on your farm. FULL STORY »

How good is your pre-milking teat prep?

Bulk tank milk samples can help you monitor the effectiveness of your pre-milking teat prep. 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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