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 »

Study: Incomplete milking benefits fresh cows

New research suggests incomplete milking during the first five days after calving could improve the immune status of transition cows. 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 »

Tools for Teams workshop coming up in Pa.

Penn State’s Extension Dairy Team is offering a “Tools for Teams” workshop on March 20. The workshop will highlight the use of various whole farm and data tracking tools to help teams improve success. FULL STORY »

'Raw counts' can be useful

Greg Goodell, DVM, Heifer Authority, Greeley, Colo., says there are many ways to monitor disease on the dairy. FULL STORY »

Your guide to proper milk sampling and using the CMT

The latest installment in a University of Wisconsin udder-health series is a good refresher on proper milk-sampling techniques and using the California Mastitis Test. Consider adding it to your milker training handbook. 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 »

Can herd somatic cell count be too low?

As herds continue to reduce somatic cell counts and improve milk quality, is there a danger in SCC getting too low? FULL STORY »

Western Dairy Management Conference is next week

The 2013 Western Dairy Management Conference is March 6-8 at John Ascuaga's Nugget, Reno, Nev. FULL STORY »

Best milking practices focus of upcoming Pa. workshops

Register now for one of several workshops designed to help you and your employees improve milking practices and on-farm culturing. FULL STORY »

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