Recognition for the young people helping to feed a hungry world

The publishers of Dairy Herd Management announce the “40 Under 40” awards program to recognize young people making significant contributions to America’s food system. FULL STORY »

New study looks at range of responses to dehorning

How do calves respond to dehorning? Is pain management necessary with the procedure? The results of a recent Texas Tech University study shed some insight on the answers. FULL STORY »

The euthanasia treatment protocol

Death is an unfortunate reality of livestock production. Ohio veterinarian Fred Gingrich offers advice on determining when euthanasia is appropriate, and how to do it humanely. FULL STORY »

U.S. may get better BSE rating

The USDA has announced that an international health organization has deemed the risk for bovine spongiform encephalopathy “negligible,” which could mean a change in status that would improve international trade prospects. FULL STORY »

Fighting disease with proper nutrition

Successful disease prevention does not just come out of a bottle, as explained in a tip from the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association. FULL STORY »

Too many stressors

Stressful events in the lives of calves can stack up and cause trouble for their health and productivity. The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association explains the biological process of stress, and how to avoid overloading calves with it. FULL STORY »

Spring cleaning for a healthy summer

Is it spring yet? Barring any more snowstorms, it’s time to tidy up hutches, bottles, pails, calf jackets and more. FULL STORY »

Proper handling reduces stress

A large body of research shows that cattle perform better when they are handled using low-stress techniques. The Beef Quality Assurance program provides many educational tools to help apply that research to day-to-day practices in cattle enterprises. FULL STORY »

Feed calves more to cut costs

Research from the University of Georgia shows that a higher up-front investment in calves can actually be the most cost-effective strategy. FULL STORY »

Estimating DMI in dairy heifers

Dry-matter intake (DMI) is a valuable measure of dairy heifer productivity, but a difficult factor to assess. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin share the results of a large-scale heifer DMI study. FULL STORY »

Why did that cow die?

Cow deaths have increased on many dairy farms yet often the reasons for deaths are not fully explored. The opportunity to learn how to prevent future deaths is an area that is ripe for improvement. FULL STORY »

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