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 »
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 »
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 »
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