Livestock producers get income tax relief after drought

Some Midwestern livestock producers might find themselves facing higher income tax bills if the drought forced them to cull and sell more animals than normal in 2012 - but help is available, two Purdue Extension agricultural economists say. FULL STORY »

Steer clear of 'Employee of the Month' programs

Instead, design an incentive where every employee who surpasses a certain performance level may earn the award—even if this means smaller awards. FULL STORY »

Don't lose money with too many replacements

Is your heifer-raising operation a profitable one? How many heifers do you need to support your dairy herd’s turnover rate? Should you consider culling some of your youngstock? FULL STORY »

DocTalk tackles euthanasia

The popular DocTalk show featuring Kansas State University’s Dan Thomson, PhD, DVM, covers the sensitive topic of humane euthanasia of downed animals in this week’s episode. FULL STORY »

A look at pain management at dehorning

Are we doing enough to prevent pain at the time of dehorning? An Austrian study recently published in the Journal of Dairy Science looks at various methods of pain management and their outcomes for young calves. FULL STORY »

Methods of weighing newborn calves evaluated

Two popular methods for assessing the birthweight of newborn calves were evaluated in a recent study published in the Journal of Dairy Science. FULL STORY »

Plan ahead for farm emergencies

It’s a resource you hope you’ll never have to use, but an important one for every farm operation. The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association outlines key information to include in a farm emergency plan. FULL STORY »

Keep an eye on heifer lameness

Leg structure and health in pre-breeding beef and dairy heifers is important, but often does not get much attention. FULL STORY »

Advice on calf warming boxes

Here is a look at some of the pros and cons of using calf warmers for your newborns. FULL STORY »

Tips for working with a contract heifer raiser

Learn how this father-daughter team builds a good relationship with their custom heifer grower. FULL STORY »

Dehorning done right

There are some jobs on the dairy that most people do not enjoy doing.... dehorning cattle probably falls into this category. FULL STORY »

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