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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Be safe around skid-steers
The skid-steer loader is one of the most valuable tools deployed on farms. It is flexible, powerful and agile. It can work in small spaces where larger loaders cannot. But it also can be a dangerous machine to use, as evidenced by a number of fatal skid-steer accidents this year. FULL STORY »