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Advanced dairy nutrition seminar

Cornell University and the W.H. Miner Institute in New York will be hosting their biannual Advanced Dairy Nutrition and Management Shortcourse on June 2-5 at Cornell University. FULL STORY »

Lessons in autofeeding

Now that automated calf feeders have been in place on some U.S. dairies for several years, their users are able to report some of the advantages and pitfalls of the systems. Jennifer Bentley, Extension Dairy Specialist for Iowa State University, shared some important lessons from autofeeder users on a recent webinar. FULL STORY »

What do you know about your lysine source?

The source of lysine in your ration may or may not be something you’ve given serious consideration to. However, lysine is one of the first two limiting amino acids in a lactating cow’s diet and plays a critical role in milk production potential. FULL STORY »

Miner Institute: More skinny on skinny cows

Accounting for the contributions of various adipose stores and understanding the hierarchy of fat deposition is essential to properly estimating energy mobilization for lactating cows. FULL STORY »

Do you know your margin?

What is your margin of milk price minus feed cost? While this is an extremely important number, most dairy producers only have a vague idea of what their margin is. FULL STORY »

The farm bill: How it works

The American Farm Bureau Federation has produced a new series of videos and launched a website to help farmers, landowners and other stakeholders better understand the provisions of the 2014 farm bill. FULL STORY »

AFBF launches social media campaign to ‘Ditch the Rule’

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has launched a social media campaign to “Ditch the Rule,” opposing a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will expand federal regulation of navigable waters. FULL STORY »

Profit Tip: rbST may enhance fertility

Recombinant bovine somatotropin (bST) is most often associated with increased milk production by dairy cows. But recently, a team of researchers set out to evaluate the effects of administering either one or two low doses of slow-release bST on hormone concentrations, embryo development and fertility in dairy cows. FULL STORY »

Calves with Sam: Early vaccination for Lepto

One team of researchers recently studied how early can heifer calves be vaccinated for Lepto and be protected. FULL STORY »

Calf-Tel launches new website

Hampel Animal Care, makers of Calf-Tel housing systems, introduces a new website. FULL STORY »

For millennial consumers, useful is the new cool

Why are chicken wings so popular with millennials?" asked keynote speaker Jeff From of the audience at this morning's Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit. "Because they're an affordable flavor adventure!" FULL STORY »

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