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Mobile app for drug use in food animals

Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database (FARAD) program provides online information sources that are provided freely through the organization’s website FULL STORY »

Hay buyers should plan purchases early

With fewer acres in production and most farms trying to rebuild their own inventories, a hay buyer will need to purchase supplies early to secure what he needs next year. FULL STORY »

Consider using a tedder to minimize forage drying time

One of the most important factors in the cutting and harvesting of forages is minimizing drying time. FULL STORY »

Combat heat stress

To combat the financial impact of heat stress, Jamie Jarrett, dairy nutritionist with Purina Animal Nutrition, advises that producers consider the following management strategies FULL STORY »

Reduce your risk when co-mingling calves

Farmers often raise calves from a variety of sources, including trusted dairy partners. This unique relationship can result in less direct control over the early lives of those 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 »

The magic of water

In a recent “Milk Lines” podcast, Kansas State dairy specialist Mike Brouk comments on the cooling systems of farms he toured in the Midwest this spring. FULL STORY »

Disaster planning: Safeguard people first

“In a disaster, planning for people’s safety is first,” says Steve Cain, homeland security project director for the Purdue Extension Disaster Education Network. FULL STORY »

Managing a grazing system for a milking dairy herd

Allowing dairy cows to graze forages versus harvesting and storing them can be a very economical means of providing some or all of a dairy cows’ forage needs. FULL STORY »

Break the cycle of employee turnover

Replacing employees is a costly and time-consuming task. Here are some tips for avoiding it. FULL STORY »

New stall base fact sheet

In the market for some new freestall bases? Then check out, “Stall Bases: Are Your Cows Comfortable?” FULL STORY »

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