Cornell Dairy Nutrition and Management Short Course
The W.H. Miner Institute near Chazy, NY will be the setting for an upcomingDairy Nutrition and Management Short Course, presented by Cornell University on June 3-6, 2013. FULL STORY »
Using herd data for heifer selection
Excess heifer inventories and high feed costs are leading many dairies to sell part of their heifer stocks. Penn State University Dairy Extension experts offer advice on strategically making the best heifer-retention and sell-off decisions. FULL STORY »
Advice for depositing semen correctly
Even the most experienced AI breeders can use refreshers. William Graves, Professor of Dairy Science at the University of Georgia, provides an excellent primer on breeding techniques. FULL STORY »
Poll: What role does genomics technology play in your heifer selection?
A) I am currently using genomics to select heifers to retain and/or sell.
B) I am exploring using genomics for heifer selection.
C) I am not using genomics for heifer selection and have no plans to adopt the technology in the future.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »