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A good use for quackgrass

Quackgrass is often considered a nuisance. however, the common weed may be useful in pastures, especially if mixed with complementary pasture species, such as white clover. FULL STORY »

Reduce the pain of dehorning

Although unpleasant, dehorning is a necessary procedure to prevent injury to humans and cattle. FULL STORY »

Oligosaccharides boost immunity

Mannan oligosaccharide (mos) — a carbohydrate that binds bacteria — improved immune function in close-up dry cows and enhanced the transfer of rotavirus antibodies to their calves, according to research in the February Journal of Dairy Science. FULL STORY »

Organic selenium reduces SCC

Oganic selenium may help lower somatic cell counts, according to a study from the Research Institute of Animal Production in Slovakia. FULL STORY »

Lameness increases culling

Te impact of lameness on culling may depend on when it is diagnosed during lactation, according to research in the December 2004 Journal of Dairy Science. FULL STORY »

Don’t go overboard on wet distillers

Too much wet distillers grain in the ration can hurt dry matter intake and milk production, according to a South Dakota State University study. FULL STORY »

More milk at dry-off increases mastitis at calving

High milk production at dry-off may lead to more mastitis at calving, according to Ohio State University research. FULL STORY »

Density varies widely in silage bags

Silage that accumulates at the bottom-center core of a silage bag can be three times as dense as silage at the outer edges. FULL STORY »

Lameness hurts reproduction

Lame cows take longer to return to estrus after calving, according to research from the University of Florida. FULL STORY »

Less tolerance for mastitis in low-SCC herds

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin have put some numbers on the risk of culling due to somatic cell counts. FULL STORY »

Processed corn influences calf performance

What type of processed corn is best to include in calf starter? The answer is not clear-cut, according to research reported in the October 2004 Journal of Dairy Science. FULL STORY »

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