Website devoted to all things dehorning

The latest research, methods and how-to videos on dehorning all can be found at www.dehorning.com, a site dedicated to information on cattle dehorning. FULL STORY »

Time to think about fly control

They’re back. Pesky flies have set up shop for the summer and fall. Take measures now to control them and protect calves and heifers from their damage. FULL STORY »

8 potential bottlenecks when raising calves and heifers

Carefully managing critical control points as calves and heifers grow and develop will help avoid setbacks along the way. FULL STORY »

Break the cycle of employee turnover

Replacing employees is a costly and time-consuming task. Here are some tips for avoiding it. FULL STORY »

Reduce your risk when commingling calves

Moving newborn calves to a custom raiser requires careful attention to detail to prevent setbacks caused by stress and disease. New York-based calf and heifer management specialist Sam Leadley offers advice on easing the process. FULL STORY »

Using herd data for heifer selection

Excess heifer inventories and high feed costs are leading many dairies to sell part of their heifer stocks. Penn State University Dairy Extension experts offer advice on strategically making the best heifer-retention and sell-off decisions. FULL STORY »

Advice for depositing semen correctly

Even the most experienced AI breeders can use refreshers. William Graves, Professor of Dairy Science at the University of Georgia, provides an excellent primer on breeding techniques. FULL STORY »

Too many stressors

Stressful events in the lives of calves can stack up and cause trouble for their health and productivity. The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association explains the biological process of stress, and how to avoid overloading calves with it. FULL STORY »

Cool dry cows to boost income potential

If cooling dry cows isn’t something you’ve ever considered, it may be an area of untapped economic potential. Here is a look at research that shows the advantages for both the cow and her calf. FULL STORY »

How to use genomic testing

Genomics is a game-changing tool that works best when you are committed to recordkeeping, good management and long-term improvement of your herd’s genetic potential. FULL STORY »

Heat stress during dry period affects calves, too

Calves exposed to heat stress before birth have lower birth weights and compromised immunity. FULL STORY »

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