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Calf care for winter weather

As cold weather approaches, dairy farmers begin to think about the additional work that winter weather brings and the vital importance of preparation. Don't let calf care take a back seat during the up and coming cold weather. FULL STORY »

2014 Dairy Herd Management Innovation Awards announced

These new products may provide a hint of where we are going, and also a look into the areas where dairy producers want further exploration. FULL STORY »

Pricing Wet Corn? UW-Extension has an app for that

It’s that time of the year when Wisconsin dairy and beef producers and Wisconsin corn growers explore their options of buying or selling high moisture shell corn (HMSC). This is especially true this year in the northern two-thirds of the state with so much wet corn still in the field. FULL STORY »

A big fat review

Eating meat – let’s see – it causes cancer, heart disease and chronic obesity and maybe a third eye, purple hair and an extra limb or two. Isn’t that what most “experts” say? FULL STORY »

Food Babe visits my university

There's something that dies inside when you are a faculty member that works hard to teach about food, farming and science, and your own university brings in a crackpot to unravel all of the information you have brought to students. FULL STORY »

Miner Institute Vet's Corner: COWVAL and cow management

The COWVAL module in Dairy Comp 305 is a tool that can help augment daily management decisions for individual cows by providing an objective calculation based on industry-level economics, herd performance, and individual cow performance data. FULL STORY »

Dairy markets: Soybean meal pushed higher

After last week’s impulsive price decline, nearby Class III and Cheese futures markets posted a rally Monday on stability in both Block and Barrel markets. FULL STORY »

VIDEO: Maddox family's "one cow" philosophy changed industry Play video

The story behind Maddox Dairy started back in 1957 with one man and one calf. Dairy farmer Doug Maddox adopted a simple philosophy: Treat every cow as if it were his only cow. FULL STORY »

Winter calf barn ventilation 101

Many calf barns rely on natural ventilation to provide clean, fresh air to calf pens. FULL STORY »

Calves with Sam: Another note on cross-sucking

In addition to the Calving Ease newsletter on cross-sucking (September, 2013 or click Here) data from a New Zealand study suggest another tool to use when trying to suppress this problem.[Margerison and Others, "The effect of solid feed diet on the oral and cross-sucking behavior of pre-weaned dairy calves." Journal of Dairy Science E-Suppl 1, #615] FULL STORY »

DHM Numbers: Cow culling; replacement prices

A weekly look at dairy cow slaughter totals and a recap of Pennsylvania and Missouri dairy cattle auctions are summarized FULL STORY »

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644K Hybrid Wheel Loader

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