Management

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 »

Cow comfort on dry-lot dairies examined

Canadian research among the first to show how dry lot systems affect dairy cow lameness, leg injuries and lying behavior. 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 »

7 heat stress abatement strategies

Minimize heat stress in your dairy cows by following these strategies. 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 »

Heat stress in transition cows: An overlooked problem

Due to heat stress last summer, cows finally conceived in the cooler fall months, resulting in heavy calving periods during the hot summer months this year. Do you have enough people in place to deal with the added problems that can result from this? FULL STORY »

Focus on lameness

Research shows low body condition scores may be a risk factor for lameness rather than a result. To evaluate body condition scores, look for V’s, U’s and straight lines. FULL STORY »

Is she getting her 50 gallons?

High-producing cows require at least 50 gallons of water every day. As much as half of this is consumed within the first hour after milking. FULL STORY »

Evaluate fan efficiency

A ventilation system can consume nearly 25 percent of the energy used on the dairy. Here is some timely advice for assessing the efficiency of your fans. FULL STORY »

Webinar addresses cow-cooling strategies

Here is some timely advice on what needs to be done to keep dairy cows cool during warm weather. FULL STORY »

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