Hot weather calf housing alert

Pay extra attention to calf housing during warm weather conditions. FULL STORY »

Grain prices on the rise

What does this mean for dairy calf and heifer growers? FULL STORY »

Barn fire prevention tips

Use these prevention and preparedness strategies to minimize the potential for fire on your farm. FULL STORY »

Calving toolkits improve accountability

Dairy Dreams LLC, of Casco, Wis., provides a locked toolbox to each calving manager that contains all of the basic tools needed to safely deliver calves and evaluate colostrum quality. The dairy’s co-owner says the practice has improved sanitation, reduced waste and raised personal accountability on the dairy. FULL STORY »

An untapped workforce option

The challenge of finding qualified workers could be lessened by pursuing a unique visa option that is part of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Read the advice offered by a labor consultant who spoke at the 2012 Dairy Calf and Heifer Association annual conference. FULL STORY »

Best to introduce heifers in the evening?

A British study recently published in the Journal of Dairy Science looked at the behavior difference and performance outcomes of herds in which heifers were introduced after morning milking compared to after evening milking. FULL STORY »

A stitch in time saves nine

Profitability of a dairy calf and heifer enterprise rests, in part, on key processes being done correctly on a consistent basis. Finding deviations in protocols when they are small is more profitable than waiting until serious problems surface. FULL STORY »

Online drought resource center available

With daytime temperatures hovering around 100 degrees and drought conditions spreading across many states, Kansas State Extension has pulled together resources to help you manage through it. FULL STORY »

Use control programs to fight flies

Reducing external parasites will ultimately boost heifer efficiency and weight gain. FULL STORY »

Bye, bye fly

Here are common fly species that are bothersome to dairy animals and recommended management practices for controlling them. FULL STORY »

Is your colostrum management in a rut?

Don’t let routine practices and traditional concepts compromise your colostrum management. FULL STORY »

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