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Six keys to getting heifers bred

Idaho heifer raiser Darin Mann shares his priorities for achieving efficient heifer pregnancies. FULL STORY »

Calf and heifer management -- a paradigm shift

At the recent I-29 Dairy Conference, dairy nutrition and management consultant King Hickman discussed how priorities and goals for calf and heifer rearing are changing. FULL STORY »

Farm tour planning kit

The Discover Dairy Lesson Series from the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program includes a planning kit to help make the most of hosting farm tours or “breakfast on the farm” for school groups and the general public. FULL STORY »

Growth benchmark basics for calf and heifer raisers

Monitoring performance and making adjustments as an investment grows is a key to optimizing return on investment. The same rule applies for calf and heifer nutrition programs, according to Gary Geisler with Purina Animal Nutrition LLC. FULL STORY »

Improving feed delivery for heifers over six months of age

Neil Broadwater with University of Minnesota Extension discusses how to improve feeding consistency for older heifers. FULL STORY »

Protein matters

Noah Litherland, dairy youngstock technical specialist with Vita Plus Corp., discusses various protein sources in calf milk replacer; why protein is important to young calves; and how it should be fed. FULL STORY »

The crypto challenge for calves

Cryptosporidiosis is a significant disease challenge that does not respond well to treatment. Veterinarian Max Thornsberry discusses crypto and the best ways to control it. FULL STORY »

1 in 5 consumers confuse ‘local’ with ‘organic’

A new study finds nearly one in five Americans confuse “local” with “organic.” FULL STORY »

Rain helps but southern Plains still stuck in drought

Last week’s deluge brought welcomed rain to much of the nation’s dry midsection, but even the much-needed moisture wasn’t enough to break the drought. FULL STORY »

Number of U.S. farms dropped (again) in 2013

The USDA released the latest issue of its Farms and Land in Farms report on Wednesday, showing a decrease in both the number of farms and farmland. FULL STORY »

USDA, partners usher in a new era in conservation

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow to launch a new era in American conservation efforts with an historic focus on public-private partnership. FULL STORY »

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