7 heat stress abatement strategies

Minimize heat stress in your dairy cows by following these strategies. FULL STORY »

Improve calving pen management

Calving pens are typically thought of as the culmination of a dairy’s reproduction program, but they are actually the start of the process and directly impact the subsequent pregnancy. FULL STORY »

Online dairy courses to be offered

Advanced Dairy Management and Diagnostics covers a wide range of topics related to dairy farm management, including calf and heifer management, pasture and forage systems, housing, milking systems and more. Advanced Dairy Reproduction focuses on all phases of reproductive physiology. FULL STORY »

Maximizing innate immunity

Innate immunity in the bovine can be helped and hindered by management of stress and nutrition. FULL STORY »

Heat stress in transition cows: An overlooked problem

Due to heat stress last summer, cows finally conceived in the cooler fall months, resulting in heavy calving periods during the hot summer months this year. Do you have enough people in place to deal with the added problems that can result from this? FULL STORY »

Focus on lameness

Research shows low body condition scores may be a risk factor for lameness rather than a result. To evaluate body condition scores, look for V’s, U’s and straight lines. FULL STORY »

Simple steps to identify and treat metritis

Metritis is one of the most common fresh cow diseases. Typically diagnosed during the first 10 days in milk, metritis is a uterine infection that can affect up to 30 percent of a dairy herd. FULL STORY »

Simple steps to identify and treat metritis

Metritis is one of the most common fresh cow diseases. Typically diagnosed during the first 10 days in milk, metritis is a uterine infection that can affect up to 30 percent of a dairy herd. FULL STORY »

Is she getting her 50 gallons?

High-producing cows require at least 50 gallons of water every day. As much as half of this is consumed within the first hour after milking. FULL STORY »

It pays to cool dry cows

At $16 per hundredweight, a 500-plus cow dairy stands to lose upward of $285,000 in lost milk during the next lactation when dry cows are not cooled. FULL STORY »

The domino effect of lameness

Research shows how lameness can contribute to reproductive problems that drain profits. FULL STORY »

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