Heifer fertility factors
Breeding-age heifers should be the most fertile animals on the farm, but that is not always the case. Katie Ballard, researcher at the W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute in New York, explores the possible reasons why. FULL STORY »
Poll: What is the ideal format for an educational meeting for you?
A) One-day or evening meeting at a location to which I can easily drive.
B) Several day/overnight meetings that allow me to get away from the farm.
C) Online webinar/teleseminar that I can do from my office without leaving the farm.
D) I do not regularly participate in any type of meetings. FULL STORY »
Prevent and identify health problems with these steps
The Dairy Animal Care and Quality Assurance program provides important guidelines to keep calves healthy and solve health problems on the farm. FULL STORY »
25th ADSA Discover Conference
The upcoming ADSA Discover Conference will once again focus on calves. “New Developments in Immunity, Nutrition and Management of the Preruminant Calf” will take place May 28-31, in Itasca, Ill. FULL STORY »
Cornell PRO-DAIRY Herd Health and Nutrition Conference
The 2013 Herd Health and Nutrition Conference, presented by PRO-DAIRY and the Northeast Ag and Feed Alliance, will be held April 10 in East Syracuse, N.Y, and April 12 in West Lebanon, N.H. FULL STORY »
Pfizer is now Zoetis
Pfizer Inc. recently formed a separate company with its animal health division. Via an Initial Public Offering (IPO) initiated Feb. 1, Pfizer Animal Health became Zoetis Inc., a standalone company dedicated solely to animal health. FULL STORY »
Advice for coping with high feed cost
Long-term survival depends on how successfully you are able to utilize the resources and feed management options currently available to you. Here are some key areas to assess and common pitfalls to avoid. FULL STORY »
Participate in cow-monitoring technology survey
Researchers at the University of Kentucky are conducting a survey to better understand dairy producer technology needs. They want to hear from you, even if you don't use cow-monitoring technologies on your farm. FULL STORY »
DCHA travels to Pennsylvania for annual conference
The 2013 Dairy Calf and Heifer Conference convenes next month, Apr. 4-5, in Lancaster, Pa. Check out what the conference sessions have to offer. FULL STORY »
Tools for Teams workshop coming up in Pa.
Penn State’s Extension Dairy Team is offering a “Tools for Teams” workshop on March 20. The workshop will highlight the use of various whole farm and data tracking tools to help teams improve success. FULL STORY »
It's still winter
This winter has thrown many weather challenges your way. Warmer temperatures may be on the way, but you must still stay the course with winter calf-care protocols for awhile. FULL STORY »