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Improve reproductive management to improve bottom line

Livestock producers whose herds have poor reproductive success earn less and have higher production costs per head than those whose herds reproduce successfully, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. 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 »

Raw milk bill fails in California Assembly Ag Committee

Legislation that would have significantly relaxed current regulations by allowing the exchange, sharing and direct sale of raw milk at “home dairy farms” failed to get a motion to move out of the California Assembly Agriculture Committee. FULL STORY »

DHM Markets/Marketers: CME, margin tools, corn, IDFA

Monday's post reviews the day's settlements on the CME, a dashboard to evaluate Margin Protection Program, and more. FULL STORY »

The difference between macro and micro minerals

Macro minerals are present at larger levels in the animal body or required in larger amounts in the diet. FULL STORY »

California funding to help nesting Tricolored Blackbirds

California farmers who have Tricolored Blackbirds nesting in their fields may be eligible for USDA financial assistance. FULL STORY »

Missouri bill recognizes dairy plight

This week, the Missouri House of Representatives passed the “Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act of 2014,” a bill that could help the future of the state’s dairy farming. FULL STORY »

Not all dairy created equal for women’s bone health

There’s good news for milk-loving women: new research shows women who frequently consume low- or no-fat milk may delay the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee. FULL STORY »

Just because you said it, doesn’t mean they got it

Even when you think you do a good job of communicating with employees, you don’t really know what they heard unless you ask. FULL STORY »

Letter to the editor | Noa Roman-Muniz

This letter is intended as a response to the article “Understand your Hispanic Workforce” by Megan Pierce, published in the January 2011 issue of Dairy Herd Management. While more articles on the topic of cultural awareness are much needed and should benefit all in the dairy industry, I am very concerned about the tone of this piece and question its value. FULL STORY »

Alfalfa’s benefits to livestock, soil worth the work

Soil testing is a necessity to reap the benefits of growing alfalfa for hay, said Dirk Philipp, assistant professor with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. FULL STORY »

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