Can herd somatic cell count be too low?

As herds continue to reduce somatic cell counts and improve milk quality, is there a danger in SCC getting too low? FULL STORY »

Make the most of far-off and transition-cow management

The DAIReXNET is hosting a webinar on March 18 that covers important opportunities and challenges faced by cows during the far-off to fresh-cow stages. FULL STORY »

Western Dairy Management Conference is next week

The 2013 Western Dairy Management Conference is March 6-8 at John Ascuaga's Nugget, Reno, Nev. FULL STORY »

Invest in more space for transition cows

Transition-cow housing has lasting effects on the entire herd, not just the animals housed there. Investing in more space for transition cows will pay dividends down the road throughout the entire dairy herd. FULL STORY »

Webinar to focus on achieving good health records

Learn better record-keeping skills and how to use the data to improve herd health management during a March 4 eXtension webinar. FULL STORY »

Central Plains Dairy Expo is next week

The event, scheduled for March 26-28, in Sioux Falls, S.D., includes virtual farm tours, a trade show, educational seminars and a free concert by country music star Phil Vassar. FULL STORY »

Know when to assist with calving

Calving time can be stressful for both the dairy cow and the herdsperson. Here is some advice to help you determine when assistance should be given during calving. FULL STORY »

Transition cow management subject of upcoming webinar

Transitioning cows from the dry period into and through early lactation has a huge impact on the production and health of the entire herd. Learn more during an upcoming webinar offered by Penn State Extension. FULL STORY »

Rumination technology benefits transition cow health

Tracking rumination daily helps identify cows that need attention before visual observations can detect health challenges. FULL STORY »

WSU Lameness/Good Health Records meetings

In March, Washington State University Veterinary Medicine Extension will sponsor five meetings throughout the state for health management decision makers on the dairy (owners, managers and veterinarians). FULL STORY »

A look at compost bedded-pack systems

Four Ohio dairy farms using compost bedded-pack systems were studied by Ohio State University researchers to assess barn design and collect data on pack and manure-handling practices, as well as cow health. FULL STORY »

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