The virtues of sand

Sand has been called the gold standard of bedding materials for dairy cows. A new podcast from Purdue Extension discusses why sand makes such an exceptional lying surface for cows. 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 »

Do your homework before investing in precision dairy farming

Many precision dairy farming technologies exist. A new fact sheet provides questions to think about before you make the investment. FULL STORY »

Podcast focuses on evaporative cooling

Have you forgotten the magic of putting water over cows' backs to keep them cool? A recent podcast takes a second look at the benefits of this cooling strategy. FULL STORY »

Help for treating milk fever

A new podcast addresses treatment and prevention options for this economically important fresh-cow health problem. FULL STORY »

Early season forage supplies

What are the different options to increase early forage produced on your operation? Your approach and priorities will depend on whether you need forage for lactating cows, dry cows, growing heifers or bred heifers. FULL STORY »

Stall base fact sheet available

Choices for free-stall or tie-stall bases are plentiful, but how do you know which one to choose? A new University of Kentucky fact sheet looks at the options. FULL STORY »

Podcast covers causes of milk fever

Many of the clinical signs of milk fever are related to the lack of adequate calcium in the blood that allows for proper muscle function. Here is a look at the resulting stages of hypocalcemia. FULL STORY »

Heat stress season is coming

Are your lactating and dry cows ready? Here are some feeding and management practices to help you control the impact of heat stress on your cows. FULL STORY »

Klebsiella fact sheet

Klebsiella is the second most common Gram-negative pathogen in clinical mastitis cases. It also is the subject of a new fact sheet from the University of Wisconsin Milk Quality team. FULL STORY »

Get ready for summer heat stress now

Here are several things you can do now to help avoid summer slump in milk production. FULL STORY »

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