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New-style calf barns spring up

The brutal winters of the Upper Midwest have motivated some producers to seek alternative housing facilities for their calves .They want an option that offers the environmental and health benefits of hutch housing FULL STORY »

Monitoring water and energy usage on dairy farms

Our team has been monitoring water and energy usage since August 2013 with our two dairy production systems. The goal of our project is to increase renewable electric energy generation on Minnesota dairy farms by establishing a "net-zero" energy milking parlor. FULL STORY »

Brushing up on cow comfort

Cow brushes promote hygiene, stress relief and social harmony FULL STORY »

Fall harvest farm safety

Now that harvest season is upon us, it is important to remind ourselves to be safe when operating equipment. FULL STORY »

Berman: Camouflaged activists threaten agriculture

Normally, this column space is reserved for the goings on of HSUS and other animal-liberation activists. But recently, they haven’t been having much success. FULL STORY »

December genomics workshops scheduled in ID, WA, TX, and FL

A collaborative research and extension team, which includes faculty from Washington State University, University of Idaho, USDA-ARS, and University of Florida will be offering Dairy Cattle Genomics Workshops in December 2014. FULL STORY »

Protein: How low can we go?

We continue to hear about feeding diets with lowered protein content. We know these diets reduce nitrogen input, improve nitrogen utilization, and reduce nitrogen losses from manure. They also reduce feed cost. These interventions, however, have to be balanced with the risk of losses in milk production. FULL STORY »

DHM Numbers: October margins tightened a little

Dairy margins generally weakened since the end of September, as a combination of higher feed costs and lower milk prices reduced forward profitability projections, according to the latest CIH Margin Watch report. FULL STORY »

Innovation Center For US Dairy: Mind The (Energy) Gap

The typical U.S. adult believes they lack energy. Whether it’s because of stress, lack of sleep and exercise, the onslaught of social media, long work hours, or whatever, consumers say there is a need. FULL STORY »

Causes and prevention of abomasal bloat in calves

Abomasol bloat in preweaned calves usually is fatal. Ohio veterinarian Fred Gingrich addresses causes and prevention of this dangerous disease. FULL STORY »

Pneumonia in dairy calves

Pneumonia is one of the most common diseases we see in dairy calves from birth to weaning. FULL STORY »

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