Review calving procedures

Create written protocols for your employees to follow in the calving area and review them annually to make sure all employees are following your guidelines. FULL STORY »

Use on-farm culturing to make treatment decisions

Administering antibiotics to all cases of clinical mastitis is not always necessary, and can result in unnecessary dumping of milk and economic loss. Let on-farm culturing results be your guide to better treatment decisions. FULL STORY »

Enhance repro performance with EFAs

Dairies committed to reproductive excellence know nutrition is a key driver of reproductive success. A sound nutrition program helps promote a healthy uterus during and after calving and enables cows to perform at their best. FULL STORY »

Metritis impacts key cow performance parameters

Recent research shows that dairy cow feeding behavior during the early transition period is an indicator of metritis risk. FULL STORY »

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 »

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