AI success with timed breeding versus detected heat

Researchers in Alberta compared the outcome of using sexed semen in heifers inseminated upon detected heat, versus those enrolled in a timed AI program. FULL STORY »

On-farm colostrum measurement tools evaluated

A study at the University of Calgary evaluated the accuracy of both the colostrometer and the Brix refractometer for measuring colostrum quality on the farm. FULL STORY »

Decision tools you can use

Cornell University provides a comprehensive menu of decision tools on a wide variety of dairy management subjects, including dairy replacement evaluation tools. FULL STORY »

Build better heifer breeding criteria

How do you measure success in the heifer-breeding pen? It’s a widely debated topic. University of Wisconsin Dairy Extension Specialist Pat Hoffman weighs in with a new set of criteria. FULL STORY »

Fly control fundamentals

Controlling flies is a critical element in preventing mastitis infections in heifers. University of Georgia researcher Steve Nickerson discusses the importance of fly control and offers management advice in a new technical white paper. FULL STORY »

Contract essentials for raising heifers

Purdue Dairy Extension specialist Tamilee Nennich provides guidelines for thorough contracts between dairies and contract growers. FULL STORY »

Those forgotten months....

“Out of sight, out of mind” could be a hazard in the growing heifer phase. Don’t lose progress toward maximizing your replacement animal quality in this critical stage. FULL STORY »

Heifer rearing goals

Should age or body size be the target for heifer calving dates? What tools are useful in tracking heifer growth and performance? Dave Winston, Extension Dairy Specialist at Virginia Tech University, shares his thoughts on heifer rearing goals. FULL STORY »

No-mess fly control

The calf-raising experts at Vita Plus offer a handy tip for efficient, tidy fly control FULL STORY »

Quit throwing away money – get an energy audit

A consultant told me about a client that continued using practices that were wasting money and not increasing profits. Out of frustration, she asked the client for any change in his pockets. He forked over several coins worth slightly over two dollars. She picked out one coin and tossed it as far as she could. FULL STORY »

World Dairy Expo online dairy cattle entries available Play video

World Dairy Expo’s online dairy cattle entry system is now available to exhibitors wishing to make entries to this year’s show. FULL STORY »

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