PDPW financial management webinar series
The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin are sponsoring a two-part webinar series focusing on innovative ways to evaluate the financial components of managing a dairy business. FULL STORY »
'Elbow grease' still needed for cleaning equipment
A food sanitation expert advises that chemicals are not enough when it comes to cleaning calf-feeding equipment. FULL STORY »
USDA disaster program sign-up begins April 15
Farmers and ranchers can sign up for USDA disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15. FULL STORY »
How do I motivate frozen employees?
“The winter that won’t end” has been hard on animals and their caretakers alike. Bob Hagenow with Vita Plus Corp. offers advice on how to encourage employees as they work in challenging weather conditions. FULL STORY »
Timed A.I. in heifers
Dairy heifers have important ovarian and endocrine differences during the estrous cycle compared to lactating cows, according to University of Florida researchers Fabio Lima and Jose Santos. FULL STORY »
More thoughts on the calving pen
Heather Dann with the W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, N.Y., discusses research-based methods for making maternity pens more comfortable and cow-friendly. FULL STORY »
Can genomics, OPU and IVF take the industry to the 'next level?'
Artificial insemination has been around for more than 75 years. Gary Hennip with Penn State Dairy Extension suggests that new technologies may soon be replacing A.I. as the primary means of dairy genetic advancement. FULL STORY »
Dairy farm employee management: new employee orientation
Whether or not a new employee becomes a long-term asset to your operation rests partly in your hands. Helpful advice on new employee orientation comes from Melissa O’Rourke, Extension Dairy Specialist with Iowa State University. FULL STORY »