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 »
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