Get a good milk sample

Proper milk sampling is an overlooked, yet important contributor to the accuracy of milk test results, especially when it comes to high-producing, early-lactation cows. FULL STORY »

Monitor milk fat of fresh cows

Changes in the concentration of milk fat in early-lactation cows can be a useful tool for assessing risk of ketosis. FULL STORY »

No impact of metabolic parameters on oocyte quality

Researchers in Ireland recently attempted to examine the impact of what happens to cows metabolically after they calve—during which time cows typically undergo negative energy balance—on oocyte quality. FULL STORY »

Water: The most important nutrient

Don't overlook the importance of an abundant, high-quality water supply for lactating cows. Here are some watering space guidelines shared at the 2012 Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference. FULL STORY »

Understand rumen tissue changes

Adaptation of the rumen epithelial tissue to dietary changes during the transition period is critical to maximizing a cow's health and productivity when she enters lactation. FULL STORY »

Get help with managing flies and odors

In case you missed it, a recording of the recent Penn State Technology Tuesdays webinar “Flies and Smells, A Management Challenge,” is now available. FULL STORY »

Cow milking prep can make money on your farm

Proper milking procedure can be achieved when employees receive adequate training and communications from managers. FULL STORY »

Economics of heat stress

Heat stress decreases milk production, feed intake and reproduction and increases the risks of lameness and culling. Here are some estimates of the economic losses. FULL STORY »

Minnesota Dairy Health Conference

The conference will be held May 22-24 in Bloomington, Minn. Early registration ends April 20. FULL STORY »

Controlled energy benefits reproduction

Cows fed controlled energy during the close-up dry period had a shorter interval between calving and pregnancy, according to new research from the University of Illinois. FULL STORY »

Milk fever mystery

A sudden rise in milk fever cases on one New York farm had farm staff perplexed. Find out what they think caused the problem and how they corrected it. FULL STORY »

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