Ultraviolet light treatment of waste milk evaluated
Is ultraviolet light treatment as effective at pasteurizing colostrum and waste milk as heat treating? Heather Dann at the W.H. Miner Institute in New York reviews current research on the practice. FULL STORY »
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 »
- One Nebraska farmer takes ALS ice bucket challenge to extreme
- Organic/conventional quite indifferent in cow health, milk
- Iowa rancher is next star on 'The Bachelor'
- 72-stall robotic rotary breaks ground in Wisconsin
- Got Milk? Expands communications in unique agency partnership
- Cows, farms also under gunfire near Gaza strip