Employee turnover on dairy farms and what it’s costing producers

Dairy farm owners and managers know intuitively that employee turnover is expensive. But how expensive is it? What are the major causes and what can you as an owner or manager do to combat it? FULL STORY »

New reproduction program cost calculator

An online worksheet from the PRO-DAIRY team at Cornell University can help you determine the costs associated with getting dairy animals checked pregnant. FULL STORY »

Control external parasites to maintain cow comfort

Improving herd comfort can add to the bottom line. Follow these steps when developing a whole-herd external-parasite control program. FULL STORY »

Blood pregnancy tests shown to be useful

Research comparing new, commercially available blood pregnancy tests to transrectal palpation proves them to be accurate and reliable, but the tests must be used carefully. FULL STORY »

Transport calves safely and stress-free

The Gold Standards III from the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association address specific recommendations for transporting young calves. FULL STORY »

Review your winter calf-care protocols

Dust off the thermal wear and brush up on your strategies for feeding, bedding and managing calves in the winter. Here is some timely advice. FULL STORY »

Herd data key to managing dairy replacement heifers

Understanding your herd’s unique heifer needs and availability, based on key herd metrics, can give you insight into potential limitations or excess availability of heifers. FULL STORY »

Age at first calving continues to decline

Age at first calving is an important indicator for dairy herds to monitor as it can be a large factor in your average cost of raising heifers. FULL STORY »

Prepare youngstock for cold weather

Attention to dairy calf and heifer management is important for maintaining growth rates and minimizing health problems during the winter months. FULL STORY »

Make better deworming decisions

Evaluate your current deworming protocols with this new digital deworming tool. FULL STORY »

Did that calf get enough good quality colostrum?

Whether raising, buying or selling calves, producers should be concerned about the calf’s immune status, by knowing if they’re getting enough good quality colostrum. FULL STORY »

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