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10 essential rules for building a compost bedded pack barn

University of Kentucky dairy scientists Jeffrey Bewley and Joseph Taraba estimate more than 80 compost bedded pack barns have been constructed in Kentucky. They have provided a list of the most important design features for dairy farmers considering similar barns. FULL STORY »

Young Farmer: Creating and establishing our value-added product

Like many dairy farm families over the years, our family spent many hours talking and dreaming about what it would be like to bottle our own milk or make our own cheese. FULL STORY »

Hay Stocks Report indicates more abundant 2014 supplies

The May 9 USDA-NASS Crop Production report indicates that U.S. hay stocks on farms on May 1, 2014, totaled 19.18 million tons, a 35-percent increase over the 2013 figure of 14.16. FULL STORY »

Forage evaluation: Wading through a sea of numbers

Forage harvest season is either here or near. Forage analysis reports from a commercial feed testing laboratory often can contain more than 70 potential lab analyses. FULL STORY »

Manage heat stress to protect dairy cattle immune function

With hot summer weather ahead, dairy producers are reminded of the importance of managing dairy cattle to minimize the negative impacts of heat stress. FULL STORY »

Great American Milk Drive ups donation ante

For the next two weeks, donations made to The Great American Milk Drive will be matched gallon-for-gallon, delivering twice as much milk to food banks and helping twice as many families in communities across the country. FULL STORY »

WHO reports on global antibiotic resistance

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) calls for better tracking of antibiotic use and resistance, along with other measures, to slow the emergence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens. FULL STORY »

Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference set for June

The 2014 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference will be held on June 11 and 12 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa. FULL STORY »

Recognizing sick calves

Early disease recognition usually leads to better treatment outcomes. Gary Geisler with Purina Animal Nutrition offers sick-calf detection advice. FULL STORY »

Treating pinkeye in cattle

Pinkeye is a difficult disease challenge that will be on the upsurge again this summer. Dee Whittier, Extension cattle veterinarian at Virginia Tech University, discusses pinkeye treatment approaches. FULL STORY »

Alfalfa silage advice

First-cutting alfalfa soon will be ready for silage. Dr. Limin Kung, silage expert from the University of Delaware, offers advice for making a great product. FULL STORY »

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