Dairy Carrie: How do you know when to let go?
How do we know if a cow is in pain? Sometimes it’s obvious, a cow with a broken leg is in pain, it doesn’t take a scientist to figure that out. But what about a cow with cancer like Nermal, how do you know? FULL STORY »
What does full-potential feeding look like?
Purina Animal Nutrition and Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products Co. invited two special guests to a recent conference for a “live” demonstration. FULL STORY »
Dairy markets: Mixed signals
Class III futures saw another volatile day yesterday, contained to the nearby months. As markets have been trending lower, end users seem to be interested in building inventories FULL STORY »
DHM Markets/Marketers: Weekly slaughter, Idaho replacement sale
Cheese prices jumped on the CME; weekly dairy cow slaughter still lagging; USDEC gains USDA funding; and more FULL STORY »
First metritis vaccine protects dairy cows
Dr. Rodrigo Bicalho, assistant professor of dairy production medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine, created three vaccines in his lab that lower metritis incidence and symptoms in cows, showing promise for alternatives to antibiotics in addressing the disease. FULL STORY »
Drought plan omits allocations for farm water
A California water supply management plan indicates there’s enough stored water to meet the needs for human health and safety and mandated fisheries and habitat protection. But, the plan doesn’t specify water for agriculture. FULL STORY »
Livestock methane emissions in the United States
A 2013 study suggested that US EPA estimates of methane production underestimated true emissions. Penn State scientists collaborated with other experts to examine that claim. Using a method of calculating emissions based on feed consumption, these researchers concluded that the EPA estimates are accurate. FULL STORY »
Two dairy veterinarians among Hall of Fame nominees
Five distinguished cattle veterinarians – including two dairy veterinarians – have been nominated for the 2014 Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame FULL STORY »