Consider shorter, single-group dry periods to manage hypocalcemia
Do cows need a 60-day dry period? In fact, research demonstrates that cows only need a minimum of 30 days dry, although it is not recommended to go less than 40 days dry. FULL STORY »
Transition troubles: What happened to her?
The 90-day transition period is critical to the future health and profitability of your cows. There is a huge investment at stake, and ignoring cows during this period could mean missing warning signs that lead to problems. FULL STORY »
My “New Barn” is 12 years old?
A couple of weeks ago while on a farm visit a producer asked, “My new barn is now 12 years old, what things should I be looking at to update for cow comfort?” FULL STORY »
New online hub helps navigate transition cow management
Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition is focused more than ever on helping dairy producers successfully navigate the journey through the transition period, the most critical time in a dairy cow’s life. FULL STORY »
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 »
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 »
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 »