Building a better “fly swatter” based on science

We’ve all heard the old saying, “You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.” But that’s part of the problem where these germ-spreading pests are concerned. FULL STORY »

Do your homework before investing in precision dairy farming

Many precision dairy farming technologies exist. A new fact sheet provides questions to think about before you make the investment. FULL STORY »

Stall base fact sheet available

Choices for free-stall or tie-stall bases are plentiful, but how do you know which one to choose? A new University of Kentucky fact sheet looks at the options. FULL STORY »

20 square feet per 100 cows: Important surface area on a dairy

That got your attention, didn't it? Learn what 20 square feet Jeffrey Reneau, University of Minnesota Extension dairy specialist, is talking about and why is it so important. FULL STORY »

Klebsiella fact sheet

Klebsiella is the second most common Gram-negative pathogen in clinical mastitis cases. It also is the subject of a new fact sheet from the University of Wisconsin Milk Quality team. FULL STORY »

Bulk tank SCC: How low can you go?

Reducing bulk tank somatic cell counts can be difficult, but it also can be financially rewarding. FULL STORY »

New Spanish materials at DAIReXNET

A new milk-quality publication is among the new offerings available in the "Materiales en español" section of DAIReXNET. FULL STORY »

A look at bedding additives to control mastitis

Proper bedding management lowers the risk of mastitis for dairy cows housed in free-stalls bedded with organic materials, like sawdust. Can an acidic bedding additive also help? FULL STORY »

Do you have an attitude of excellence?

A new survey shows attention to detail was the most frequently cited management practice of top dairy herds in Kentucky. Here is a look at some of the characteristics and practices that exemplify an attitude of excellence on these farms. FULL STORY »

Diet plays key role in heifer mastitis control

Managing mastitis in dairy replacement heifers includes several preventative measures, including dietary supplementation to improve the udder's resistance to infection. FULL STORY »

Michigan State veterinarian awarded USDA grant to study mastitis

Improving mastitis control, reducing antibiotic use, increasing the economic viability of dairy farm — these are the goals of a research team led by Ronald Erskine, professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Science. FULL STORY »

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