Management

Calving pen objectives

The calving pen is one of the most important areas on a dairy farm. Learn about four important goals to include in your calving pen management. FULL STORY »

DAIReXNET lameness webinar now online

The webinar looks at lameness, hoof and leg issues in dairy cattle. FULL STORY »

Post-fresh space: Get the numbers right

Follow these feeding and resting space guidelines to avoid overcrowding in dry-cow, maternity and post-fresh facilities. FULL STORY »

Dairyland Initiative Ventilation Workshop

“Designing Supplemental Positive Pressure Ventilation Systems for Calf Barns” and “Transition Cow Facility Planning” will be offered Jan. 25-26. FULL STORY »

4 tips for a successful transition period

When managed correctly, the transition period can positively influence milk production, health, reproductive success and, ultimately, profitability. To help your cows navigate the transition period and reap the benefits postpartum, it’s critical to focus on the prepartum cow, especially during the three weeks prior to calving. FULL STORY »

Find lame cows early

A foot health program starts with data collection and finding lame cows early. FULL STORY »

Attention to time budgets improves dairy cow performance

Cows need to accomplish certain behavioral activities each day. Deviations from behavioral routines represent departures from natural behavior. FULL STORY »

Calving pens: manage for health

Both the dam and the newborn calf are vulnerable to infection at calving time. The key is to reduce exposure to bacteria through management. FULL STORY »

Calving pens: individual vs. group

Both individual and group calving pens have advantages and disadvantages. Understanding and managing for them can ensure success in either. FULL STORY »

Learn more about Salmonella

A new resource for information on helping control Salmonella Newport is available at: www.SalmonellaRisk.com. FULL STORY »

Pre-fresh, maternity & post-fresh space: Getting the numbers right

The importance of proper care and management of dairy cows during the final 60 to 45 days of their pregnancy cannot be overstated. The nutrition, health care and environment provided during this period have a tremendous influence on their health and performance well into the next lactation. FULL STORY »

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