Management

Are you ready for an aggressive fresh-cow program?

Use this quiz to find out. FULL STORY »

Easy cow movement

Extra lane makes moving cows in and out of hospital and fresh-cow pens a breeze. FULL STORY »

Keep fresh cows healthy

New research shows just exactly how much more health fresh cows eat and how much more milk they produce than cows who develop one of the common problems that tend to plague fresh cows. FULL STORY »

Remodel helps protect fresh cows

This Outlook, Wash. dairy, took advantage of a facilities remodel to segregate calving pens from the hospital area. FULL STORY »

Favor fresh cows and they’ll pay you back

Fresh-cow pens and aggressive health protocols pay off with healthier cows and more milk. FULL STORY »

Get aggressive with fresh-cow management

Undetected subclinical disease affects far more cows than clinical cases. Use these ideas to improve your fresh-cow management and reduce the number of subclinical cases too. FULL STORY »

Chalking shows status of fresh cows

Use this example to help you develop your own chalking system for tracking cow health. FULL STORY »

10 reasons to temp cows

Producers who have started daily temping programs for just-fresh cows rave about the results. FULL STORY »

Minimize summer fresh-cow problems

Each summer, I find myself working with producers on the problems that occur when cows and heifers freshen during the heat and humidity that we have in south Georgia. Some fresh-cow problems are always present, but during this time of year the incidence of metritis, ketosis, displaced abomasum (DA) or cows off feed increases. To minimize problems, several areas need to be addressed. FULL STORY »

Rumen pump delivers fresh-cow solution

A 55-gallon barrel and 0.3-horsepower submersible pump is used to deliver a fresh-cow mixture to all fresh cows at Schmidt’s Ponderosa in Bonduel, Wis. FULL STORY »

Feeding strategies to tweak fresh-cow intake

Use these techniques to promote optimum dry matter intake during the first three weeks after calving. FULL STORY »

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