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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 »

BVD: Exploring eradication

During the recent symposium on Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD), researchers and veterinarians addressed the question of whether we could eradicate BVD in North America. FULL STORY »

Tis the season for...mold growth

Have you ever opened a bag of feed that smells a little musty or put your hand in the feed bunk in the middle of the winter and the ration is too hot to touch? FULL STORY »

BVD control: Segmented U.S.production system presents challenges

A systematic effort to control or even eradicate bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) in the United States will require far-reaching education and market-based incentives. That message was clear from a presentation from Auburn University veterinarian Dan Givens, DVM, PhD, when he discussed control strategies during this week’s international symposium on BVDV and related pestiviruses. FULL STORY »

Six rules aid auto/tractor safety

With the boundaries of rural and urban America blending more and more every day, it is important for all motorists to be aware and cautious of farm equipment on the roads. According to the National Safety Council, approximately one-third of fatal tractor accidents occur on public roads. 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 »

‘Mini-survey’ gives peek into Florida farm compensation

Over $1.50 separates the lowest and highest starting milker wage on a small sample of Florida dairy farms, while the top wage for milkers on farm differs by over $6. FULL STORY »

Get them started right

Experts at Purina Animal Nutrition evaluate whether calves fed conventional milk diets can “catch up” in the post-weaning phase. FULL STORY »

Alternative protein sources for milk replacer

University of Minnesota researchers evaluated calf performance when they were fed milk replacers containing various combinations of wheat, soy and plasma proteins, compared to all milk. FULL STORY »

Harvesting frost-damaged corn

A late planting season across much of the country means some corn may be finished off prematurely by frost. FULL STORY »

3X feeding may help calves overcome colostrum deprivation

University of Wisconsin researchers found that feeding calves three times a day increased the likelihood that calves with failure of passive transfer of immunity entered the milking string. FULL STORY »

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