Capture haylage quality
“One way to maximize forage quality is to avoid or at least minimize butyric acid in hay crop silages,” says Kurt Cotanch with the W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute in Chazy, N.Y. FULL STORY »
Should you buy that land?
If you are looking to buy land, and it is potentially high-priced, ask yourself some questions before you make the investment, says Dianne Shoemaker, extension field specialist with The Ohio State University. FULL STORY »
Cool cows to improve reproduction
Limiting inseminations to the cooler part of the day is not enough to solve the effects of heat stress. By the time of insemination, the follicle has already been damaged, and if conception does occur, the resulting embryo is sensitive to heat stress for the first two to three days of gestation. FULL STORY »
Get a good pack
Good packing procedures help minimize costly surface-spoiled silage in bunker silos and drive-over piles.
According to Keith Bolsen, a retired Kansas State University professor, who now operates a silage-management consulting business with his wife, Ruthie, a packing density of 13 to 15 pounds of dry matter per cubic foot in the top 3 feet of silage is ideal for minimizing surface spoilage. FULL STORY »
3 steps for better results with employees
Managing employees can be a real challenge, but there’s a way to make it easier. According to Tom Wall, president of Dairy Interactive LLC and Language Links LLC, it can be boiled down to three steps. FULL STORY »
Web site connects bulk feed buyers and sellers
Feed manufacturers and livestock producers have a new tool to save time and reduce costs when buying bulk feed ingredients. A newly launched web site is designed to connect buyers and sellers of bulk feed ingredients quickly and easily. FULL STORY »
Online mastitis videos
New episodes in a video series from the University of Wisconsin Milk Quality team are now available. The installments feature discussions on subclinical and clinical mastitis by Pamela Ruegg, veterinarian and extension milk-quality specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. FULL STORY »
Get a good milk sample
Proper milk sampling is an overlooked, yet important contributor to the accuracy of milk test results, especially when it comes to high-producing, early-lactation cows. FULL STORY »
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