40 Under 40 in Agriculture Award finalists announced
Nominations for the inaugural “40 Under 40 in Agriculture Awards” by Vance Publishing Corporation have been reviewed, and this year’s 40 finalists have been announced. The winners were selected for “their leadership and commitment in advancing the cause to double food production by 2050.” FULL STORY »
D.C. Watch: Congress faces daunting tasks in September
Treasury operations, the U.S. debt ceiling and passage of a Farm Bill all will be waiting on Congress’ plate when it reconvenes September 9. Rich Pottorff, chief economist and Washington analyst for Doane Advisory Services, predicts “political fireworks in the months ahead.” FULL STORY »
Keys to minimizing respiratory disease on calf ranches
Preventing respiratory disease in young calves requires effectively covering a number of bases, according to the experts at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. FULL STORY »
Calves with Sam: Can I strip out colostrum and feed it?
This was the question I was asked by a dairyman as we discussed the challenges of feeding colostrum ASAP. He was wondering if the antibody concentration would be compromised by milking out just enough colostrum to feed the calf? FULL STORY »
Calves with Sam: Weak link in treating sick calves
New York-based calf and heifer specialist Sam Leadley observes a common breakdown in the process of delivering the best possible care to sick calves. FULL STORY »
Those forgotten months....
“Out of sight, out of mind” could be a hazard in the growing heifer phase. Don’t lose progress toward maximizing your replacement animal quality in this critical stage. FULL STORY »
FDA workshop on animal drugs in feed available online
Antibiotics that are important in treating humans are being phased out as feed additives for food animals, and new feed additives must be used under the oversight of a licensed veterinarian. A series of presentations at a recent FDA workshop addressing these transitions now is available for viewing online. FULL STORY »
Housing advice for ideal facilities
While housing needs for dairy heifers vary throughout the country, addressing housing fundamentals is important. The Beef Quality Assurance program and Dairy Calf and Heifer Association offer housing resources. FULL STORY »
Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow offers fall curriculum
The Center for Dairy Excellence in Pennsylvania is launching a new, web-based curriculum covering dairy business and herd management education. The program is being developed for high school students interested in the dairy industry. FULL STORY »
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