Contract essentials for raising dairy heifers

Does using a contract grower fit your business needs? Are you a contract grower yourself, or thinking about becoming one? If so, Tamilee Nennich, associate professor and Extension dairy specialist at Purdue University, shares advice on contracts. FULL STORY »

Grober introduces feeding rail for automated feeding

Grober Nutrition, in cooperation with Förster-Technik, has unveiled a feeding rail that makes auto-feeding possible for calves in individual stalls. FULL STORY »

Take an online residue risk assessment

Zoetis has developed an online tool to help you assess and improve your farm’s residue avoidance program. FULL STORY »

Prevent heifer handling stress and injuries

Heifers are unique in their handling behavior, interaction with humans and response to stress. University of Wisconsin Dairy Extension Agent Aerica Bjurstrom offers insights into improving heifer handling. FULL STORY »

Penn State releases new mobile app: CropCents

The Penn State Extension Dairy Team announces the release of their third mobile app: CropCents. This new app calculates the cost of all home-raised feeds by including direct and indirect costs. FULL STORY »

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 »

Tool for calculating cost of production

Do you know your cost of production? The University of Kentucky and Kentucky Dairy Development Council have developed a tool to help calculate it. 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 »

Countdown to end of farmland price bubble

Has the value of agricultural land reached a peak? FULL STORY »

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