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Effects of folic acid and vitamin B12 supplementation

This study was undertaken to determine the effect of a combined folic acid and vitamin B12 supplement given in early lactation on culling rate, metabolic disorders and other diseases, and reproduction in commercial dairy herds. A total of 805 cows in 15 commercial dairy herds were involved. FULL STORY »

Heifer prices continue to climb

Strong milk prices are likely fueling a steady increase in springer heifer demand and price. FULL STORY »

DHM Markets/Marketers: Weekly slaughter, Idaho replacement sale

Cheese prices jumped on the CME; weekly dairy cow slaughter still lagging; USDEC gains USDA funding; and more FULL STORY »

Dehorning done right

There are some jobs on the dairy that most people do not enjoy doing.... dehorning cattle probably falls into this category. FULL STORY »

DDG: Dairy, brewers have common cause

A U.S. Food Administration (FDA) proposal that would require distillers grains to be dried and packaged to ensure product safety will be reviewed, the agency assured dairy and brewery industry representatives. FULL STORY »

Effect of ambient temperature, sodium bicarbonate supplementation

The amount of water provided to cows on dairy farms can be a limiting factor for production, especially during high temperature periods. This experiment aimed to quantify water balance of dairy cows subjected to thermoneutral or high ambient temperatures. When water flows were related to dry matter intake, the quantities of evaporated water and drunk water increased by a similar range in cows submitted to high temperature, regardless of physiological stages or sodium content of diets. FULL STORY »

DHM Markets/Marketers: CME, CWT, Cold Storage

Today's post recaps CME cash markets, weekly CWT export assistance bids, USDA’s monthly Cold Storage report and an overview of the Northwest FULL STORY »

Drinking water for dairy cattle: Part 2

This is the second-article in a three-part series devoted to water in dairy cattle rations. This article addresses water treatment options. 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 »

Crop markets are mostly lower to start the week

Chinese news may be weighing on corn to start the week. Chinese officials announced overnight that their March imports of U.S. corn had fallen far short of the comparable year-ago level. FULL STORY »

Dairy markets: In search of equilibrium

Class III futures traded all over the map once again yesterday, as the market continues to attempt to find equilibrium FULL STORY »

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