Management

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Recording of webinar now online

A recording of a recent transition cow housing webinar, part of the Penn State Technology Tuesdays webinar series, is available for viewing at your leisure. FULL STORY »

How does your herd's performance stack up?

According to a recent analysis of over 3,300 AgSource herds, significant improvements were seen last year in almost all areas of herd management. What can you learn from the achievements of these top-managed herds? FULL STORY »

Make the most of far-off and transition-cow management

The DAIReXNET is hosting a webinar on March 18 that covers important opportunities and challenges faced by cows during the far-off to fresh-cow stages. FULL STORY »

Invest in more space for transition cows

Transition-cow housing has lasting effects on the entire herd, not just the animals housed there. Investing in more space for transition cows will pay dividends down the road throughout the entire dairy herd. FULL STORY »

Know when to assist with calving

Calving time can be stressful for both the dairy cow and the herdsperson. Here is some advice to help you determine when assistance should be given during calving. FULL STORY »

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