Jersey-Limousin cross seen as a ‘game-changer’

Breeding for beef could spawn a sea change in dairy genetic strategies. FULL STORY »

Feeding ‘whey’ to dairy cattle

Producers often say they are feeding “whey” to their herds, when in reality they are feeding a whey by-product. As nutritionists, it is important to know what is being fed. All by-products vary in sugar, protein and solids, as well as their value to the dairy cow. And, as you work with your clients, on-farm considerations for the different products are important. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Connecting the dots

Two seemingly unrelated stories—Ebola in Nigeria and a new report on the impact of global meat production—are in fact directly tied to each other. Read on to learn how. FULL STORY »

New developments in electrolyte therapy

Oral electrolytes play an indisputably important role in helping restore scouring and dehydrated calves to health and productivity. FULL STORY »

Dairy Carrie's blog tops 2 million views

Dairy Herd Management columnist Carrie Mess is a dairy farmer and a blogger. Mess’ blog is getting attention from all over the country. FULL STORY »

Dairy podcast: Mark and Bob scratching their heads about markets

Mark Stephenson, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Bob Cropp, dairy economics professor emeritus, are scratching their heads over dairy markets since the release of USDA’s Milk Production report. FULL STORY »

Low-starch, low-forage diets can support normal rumen function

Many factors, including ethanol production, have led to lower starch rations using more non-forage fiber sources. We know that lower starch does not generally lead to problems in the rumen, but the combination of low starch and lower forage has been relatively unexplored. This trial looked at the effect of feeding a lower-starch diet with different amounts of forage. FULL STORY »

Wisconsin's Biggest Weed contest winners announced

Despite the cool summer, plenty of weeds were entered in the ‘Biggest Weed’ contest sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Extension/Madison Weed Experts at the recent Wisconsin Farm Technology Days. Of the many samples brought in for identification, eight participants submitted nine weeds they felt deserved the title of Biggest Weed. FULL STORY »

Simple steps to identify and treat metritis

Metritis is one of the most common fresh cow diseases. Typically diagnosed during the first 10 days in milk, metritis is a uterine infection that can affect up to 30 percent of a dairy herd. FULL STORY »

Milk Prices By U.S. & State: National Prices Higher For Sixth Consecutive Month

National milk prices increased by 60 cents to $18.30 per cwt in December. Milk prices have improved for six consecutive months and are only 10 cents under the 27-month high of $18.40. December milk prices are $2.23 above the average for the year. FULL STORY »

What makes a cow stop eating?

You know that the cost of feeding cows is milk production’s highest expense. Therefore, much attention has been given to proper ration formulation, ration monitoring, feeding high quality forages and evaluating the cost of ration inputs to get maximum milk production and maintain cow health. FULL STORY »

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