Workshop offers help for planning and remodeling transition barns
Planning to build or remodel a barn for your transition cows? Then check out The Dairyland Initiative's “Transition Cow Facility Planning & Remodeling Dairy Barns” workshop on Nov. 1-2. FULL STORY »
What housing types suit your needs?
The integration of housing type and style with milking and animal handling is critical in developing an efficient dairy system plan. Learn more during an upcoming webinar from Penn State Extension. FULL STORY »
Has your decision-making process become reactive?
It's the decisions made during times of uncertainty that can have the biggest financial impact on an operation's bottom line. Use these tips to evaluate how you’re making decisions when it comes to adding or cutting a technology or product. FULL STORY »
Monitor water availability in a drought
Drought conditions may cause some disruptions in water availability. Here is some advice to ensure heifers, dry cows and lactating cows are getting the water they need. FULL STORY »
Helping producers understand new residue testing
A new video that helps producers and veterinarians understand new sampling and testing procedures for drug residues in meat, poultry and eggs and features tools that can help them avoid a residue violation is now available. FULL STORY »
Animal Care and Handling Conference, Oct. 17-18
Nearly a dozen associations and organizations have collaborated this year to create a program that satisfies an array of attendee needs. The conference includes three focused tracks including Management and Policy, Applied Pig Handling and Applied Cattle Handling. FULL STORY »
Herd performance tools available online
Dairy farmers have the opportunity to compare the health and production performance of their herd with other herds around the country as the result of a recent research project from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. FULL STORY »
10 goals you must keep during heat stress
Phoenix, Ariz., was the perfect backdrop for a discussion on heat stress in dairy cattle. Learn what one expert had to say during a dairy science meeting held there last week. FULL STORY »
Online dairy courses to be offered
Advanced Dairy Management and Diagnostics covers a wide range of topics related to dairy farm management, including calf and heifer management, pasture and forage systems, housing, milking systems and more. Advanced Dairy Reproduction focuses on all phases of reproductive physiology. FULL STORY »
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