Easing the move to transition barns
Transitioning to group housing after weaning is a stressful time for calves. Vita Plus calf management specialist Ann Hoskins provides tips for making the process smoother. FULL STORY »
More thoughts on group housing
As the practice of group housing of preweaned dairy calves becomes more widespread, there is more to be learned from those who are using it. See how Michigan State University researchers weigh in on this evolving management practice. FULL STORY »
Simple solution for keeping grain pails dry
You hate to throw out calf starter just because a rain cloud threatens to pour down on your calf hutches. Here's a simple way to keep you from having to do that. FULL STORY »
Focus on heifer size to determine age at breeding
Dairy producers continue to focus on calving heifers at an earlier age, but to achieve that goal producers must manage heifers to reach breeding size sooner. FULL STORY »
Is it time to do away with the herd bull?
If you have a herd bull, a clean-up bull, a bull for the heifers, please consider the alternatives available today, urges a Penn State extension educator. FULL STORY »
Will your crop insurance claim be large enough for an audit?
If you are a Corn Belt farmer, and have corn or soybeans covered by crop insurance, there is a strong possibility that you may have a claim to file for either loss of production or revenue. FULL STORY »