Positive pressure tube ventilation meeting
Learn how to develop positive pressure tube ventilation systems for calf barns at an upcoming seminar presented by the Dairyland Initiative at the University of Wisconsin. FULL STORY »
What’s it cost to raise a dairy heifer?
Iowa State University Extension Dairy Specialist Larry Tranel offers an estimate of the cost to raise a dairy heifer from birth to calving, reflecting current input costs. FULL STORY »
Caring for cold-stressed calves
Recent blasts of Arctic air and historically low temperatures have been hard on calves. New York calf management specialist Sam Leadley provides advice on how to help them. FULL STORY »
A breath of fresh air for calves
As dairies increasingly turn to housing young calves indoors, ventilation, as it relates to animal health, becomes a key consideration. Outdoor calf hutches, of course, have served well and provide ample ventilation. Their exposure to weather, however, can result in stress on calves and extra labor for dairy workers. Also, calf hutches do not facilitate use of automated feeders. FULL STORY »
Prevent infections with colostrum and navel dipping
Acquiring an infection of any type can be a devastating setback for a newborn calf. Some routine management practices can go a long way toward prevention. FULL STORY »
Regular dairy market updates
The Center for Dairy Excellence in Pennsylvania provides a monthly dairy market evaluation to help producers make profitability and risk-management decisions. FULL STORY »
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- School breakfasts celebrated from coast to coast
- California February 4a/4b prices new record highs