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Ammonia and calf health

In a recent posting on his blog, “Calves with Sam,” New York calf and heifer specialist Sam Leadley discusses industry guidelines and practical monitoring of ammonia levels in preweaned calf environments. FULL STORY »

Animal Welfare Audits: Part 6 - Follow-up for certification

The final installment in the six part series of Certified Farm Animal Welfare Audits looks at the follow-up corrective actions that need to take place after the audit in order for your farm to achieve certification. FULL STORY »

Implementing shorter, single-group dry cow programs

Consider Shorter, Single-Group Dry Periods for Managing Hypocalcemia. There’s been a trend on dairy farms to implement shorter, single-group dry cow programs. Benefits to shortening the dry period for may include: FULL STORY »

DHM Numbers: June culling hits 6-year low

U.S. dairy cows culled for slaughter in June 2014 fell to the lowest level in six years, slipping below 200,000 head for the first time since June 2008. FULL STORY »

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 »

Cull, replacement dairy cow prices continue to climb

Prices for U.S. dairy cows – both for the beef market and as herd replacements – rose further in July, according to the USDA/NASS Ag Prices report. FULL STORY »

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Moisture Tracker™

The Moisture Tracker is a hand-held, Near-Infra-Red (NIR) scanning device, which rapidly measures the dry matter and moisture content of ... Read More

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