ADSA Discover Conference on animal welfare

The 27th Discover Conference sponsored by the American Dairy Science Association will focus on animal welfare for dairy cattle. FULL STORY »

Follow the 'raffle rule'

“You must be present to win” when working with dairy employees, according to dairy management coach Tom Wall. FULL STORY »

'Elbow grease' still needed for cleaning equipment

A food sanitation expert advises that chemicals are not enough when it comes to cleaning calf-feeding equipment. FULL STORY »

Consistent hay and cattle patterns

Not all relationships hold cleanly over time. One way to keep some perspective and some sanity when trying to evaluate markets is to look for consistency. Are higher calf prices leading to more replacement heifers? Yes. Is the heifer mix on feed lower too? Yes. Thus, there are consistent indicators of expansion. Are the latest hay statistics also consistent with expansion? Here are some thoughts. FULL STORY »

Prevent scours, a cause of losses in newborn livestock

With calving, lambing and kidding seasons in full swing, livestock producers should be mindful of diarrhea, commonly called scours in livestock, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. FULL STORY »

Springers mostly steady, calves up

Springing heifer prices continue to see stability or healthy growth in three of the four reporting markets this month. Prices softened slightly in Pennsylvania alone. California remained steady while Wisconsin and Texas saw higher prices compared to last month. Nationwide, springer prices as a whole are up about 30% compared to year-ago levels. Holstein heifer calf prices increased nationwide, likely due in part to the seasonal demand for youth project calves. FULL STORY »

Ryelage can help stretch feed supplies

Fall-planted rye is a popular cover crop, but Eric Richer, Extension Educator with Ohio State University, notes that it can have useful feed value as well. FULL STORY »

DCHA Annual Conference

There’s still time to register for the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association’s Annual Conference, April 1-3 in Green Bay, Wis. Plus you are eligible for a special discount as a Calf and Heifer Advisor subscriber. FULL STORY »

How do I motivate frozen employees?

“The winter that won’t end” has been hard on animals and their caretakers alike. Bob Hagenow with Vita Plus Corp. offers advice on how to encourage employees as they work in challenging weather conditions. FULL STORY »

Merck introduces Once PMH® IN

Merck Animal Health announces the introduction of Once PMH® IN, an intranasal pneumonia vaccine for young calves. FULL STORY »

Central Plains Dairy Expo

The Central Plains Dairy Expo will be held March 25-27 at the Sioux Falls, S.D. Arena and Convention Center. FULL STORY »

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