Cool new ways to really listen to your cows
New precision dairy technologies, such as rumination/activity or rumination/activity/temperature sensors, can help you listen to your cows 24 hours a day, even in the middle of the night when nobody is around. FULL STORY »
New website from University of Illinois Dairy Focus Lab
The website is intended to serve as a tool for communicating with the dairy industry and the community at large. It will be in English and Spanish. FULL STORY »
Diet essential for controlling milk fever
Transition diet management is essential for controlling hypocalcemia. Take preventative measures to manage blood calcium around calving to avoid a cascade of metabolic problems and health issues. FULL STORY »
A look at bedding additives to control mastitis
Proper bedding management lowers the risk of mastitis for dairy cows housed in free-stalls bedded with organic materials, like sawdust. Can an acidic bedding additive also help? FULL STORY »
Do you have an attitude of excellence?
A new survey shows attention to detail was the most frequently cited management practice of top dairy herds in Kentucky. Here is a look at some of the characteristics and practices that exemplify an attitude of excellence on these farms. FULL STORY »
Participate in cow-monitoring technology survey
Researchers at the University of Kentucky are conducting a survey to better understand dairy producer technology needs. They want to hear from you, even if you don't use cow-monitoring technologies on your farm. FULL STORY »
Tools for Teams workshop coming up in Pa.
Penn State’s Extension Dairy Team is offering a “Tools for Teams” workshop on March 20. The workshop will highlight the use of various whole farm and data tracking tools to help teams improve success. FULL STORY »