2014 corn crop: big or really big?
Although it got off to a soggy start, conditions are favorable for the 2014 U.S. corn crop to be the largest ever, according to a pair of University of Illinois economists. FULL STORY »
The optimal heifer-calving age
Dr. Jim Quigley with Provimi North America reviews data that shows calving heifers outside the ideal age of 23 to 24 months of age carries a significant cost. FULL STORY »
Rumen Development in the Dairy Calf
Calves are born with undeveloped rumens, yet they will spend the vast majority of their lives as ruminants. Our job is to allow calves to make the transition easily and in a timely manner, so that they grow to be cost-effective forage consumers that are efficient and productive animals. FULL STORY »
Putting the brakes on bacteria growth in colostrum
A nationwide study of colostrum revealed that 45 percent of all samples had a total plate count of greater than 100,000 colony forming units (cfu) per ml, a level associated with calf illness. Only 23 percent of refrigerated samples had less than 100,000 cfu/ml. FULL STORY »
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a mobile shade machine?
A Wisconsin farmer unveiled his innovative break-through in cattle cooling last week. It looks like something out of the future, or a piece of technology that belongs only behind the doors of NASA’s engineering department. FULL STORY »
World Dairy Expo announces 2014 research seminars
World Dairy Expo is the place to find the latest dairy technology, cutting-edge genetics and the latest research. Industry experts from coast-to-coast will be on hand to present research and management practices for this year’s Expo Seminar series. FULL STORY »