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Calves with Sam: Should I switch to 3X milk feeding?

My client asked this question having read a online posting. We talked about their current preweaned management. Colostrum is collected in the calving pen from dams as soon as they are up and steady on their feet. The dairy feeds 4 quarts of quality-tested colostrum in the first hour of life - 100% compliance. All calves are blood tested; a test value below 5.5 is unusual. FULL STORY »

USFRA names eight finalists for Faces of Farming and Ranching

CHESTERFIELD, MO. (September 11, 2014) – Today, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) announced the finalists of its next class of Faces of Farming and Ranching, a nationwide search to help put real faces on agriculture. FULL STORY »

'Waste' milk for calves

It can be an excellent source of nutrition for young calves. But Dr. Robert James, Extension Dairy Scientist at Virginia Tech University, cautions that using waste milk also comes with some strings attached. FULL STORY »

Choosing an inoculant 101

Most producers are aware that inoculants can help minimize shrink, avoid heating, and improve forage quality, animal health, and performance. Left untreated, naturally occurring microorganisms on plants in the field drive fermentation. Inoculants offer a tool to control this fermentation. FULL STORY »

Bonnie Mohr Children's Book Release: ONCE THERE WERE NO COWS

Bonnie Mohr Studio, of Glencoe, MN, announces the release of Bonnie Mohr's first children's book, titled 'ONCE THERE WERE NO COWS'. FULL STORY »

Sjostrom: New dairy abuse video should prompt your wallet or watch

We received word that the next dairy farm abuse video is right around the corner. After watching it, it is indeed abuse and deserves no excuses. FULL STORY »

Top 10 corn silage harvest moisture and management factors

With corn silage harvesting well underway, Karla Hernandez, SDSU Extension Forages Field Specialist shares some tips to help to get the best out of this crop. FULL STORY »

No difference whether you feed calves once, twice or thrice

Two recently published university studies examined the effects of feeding preweaned calves their liquid rations up to three times per day. FULL STORY »

6 questions and answers about rumen development in calves

Make the most of rumen development.Could you be doing a better job of developing the rumen of your calves? FULL STORY »

Reconsidering early fall manure applications

Livestock manure has been considered an asset to crop production since the beginning of organized agriculture. Because these manures contain several essential plant nutrients, they contribute to increased crop yields when properly applied to soils. Thus, manure represents a valuable nutrient resource for crop producers. FULL STORY »

Cargill fires first shot in legal battle over GMO trade

Cargill Inc's lawsuit against Syngenta AG over rejections of genetically modified U.S. corn by China may be just the start of legal challenges against global seed makers over trade with one of the world's biggest markets. FULL STORY »

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