Understanding the role of MUNs
Large changes in the milk urea nitrogen (MUN) score can sometimes be a precursor to drops in milk butterfat or protein, and an early sign for metabolic problems. It can also indicate whether ration protein and energy levels are appropriately balanced for current milk production levels. 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 »
No adverse effects of GE feeds in livestock diets
An article published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Animal Science concludes feeding livestock diets that contain genetically engineered (GE) crops has no impact on the health or productivity of those animals. FULL STORY »
Millennial Profiles: Lauren Holterman, Dairy Scientist
Young dairy scientist Lauren Holterman, daughter of Wisconsin dairy farmers and Dairy Herd Management editorial advisory board member Lloyd and Daphne Holterman, is featured in the latest video from the the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board's “America’s Dairyland is My Land” campaign. FULL STORY »