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Tips for dealing with stress

The weather this spring and summer has created stressful situations for Iowa farming families. FULL STORY »

Weather impacts somatic cell counts

Some herds have already experienced moderate spikes in somatic cell counts during the summer months, an indication that an inflammation process is occurring in the udder. FULL STORY »

Grounding the electric fence

An electric fence system that is not properly grounded will not perform up to its maximum potential and may not adequately contain the livestock or keep predators out. FULL STORY »

Milking with robots beneficial

Robots could help change the economics and lifestyle of dairymen across the country. FULL STORY »

Choose wisely, not all colostrum replacers created equal

Feeding clean high-quality maternal colostrum is considered the gold standard for getting proper nutrients and antibodies into newborn calves. FULL STORY »

New spreadsheet helps track heifer growth

The Customized Dairy Heifer Growth Chart from Penn State University is a spreadsheet that generates a customized growth curve for individual herds, based on their heifer-rearing goals. FULL STORY »

Save the date

The following list highlights some of the upcoming educational opportunities available to you. FULL STORY »

Milk production may be linked to farm water quality

A recently completed study of water supplies on Pennsylvania dairy farms found that about a quarter of those tested had at least one water-quality issue. FULL STORY »

How much will heat stress cost you this summer?

It is estimated that heat stress costs the dairy industry anywhere from $900 million to $5 billion each year, depending upon the calculation used. FULL STORY »

Cooling dry cows pays as they approach lactation

When dry cows are cooled with fans and sprinklers during warm weather, they produce more milk in their subsequent lactation, research has shown. FULL STORY »

4 rules for growing a business or industry

Ninety percent of all businesses fail.Often, it’s because the businesses move away (diversify) from their core. FULL STORY »

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