A look at compost bedded-pack systems
Four Ohio dairy farms using compost bedded-pack systems were studied by Ohio State University researchers to assess barn design and collect data on pack and manure-handling practices, as well as cow health. FULL STORY »
Recap of 52nd National Mastitis Council Annual Meeting
The international meeting drew more than 420 experts to San Diego, Calif., for milk quality discussion, research sharing and award presentations. Several dairy producers also were honored with National Dairy Quality Awards. FULL STORY »
Spanish edition of California Dairy Newsletter available
The annual Spanish edition of a dairy newsletter from the University of California Cooperative Extension is now online. It contains five production-management articles that have been translated into Spanish. FULL STORY »
Dr. K. Larry Smith honored with National Mastitis Council Award
Controlling BVD can have a positive impact on a cow/calf International authority on mastitis prevention and control, Dr. Larry Smith, recognized by NMC and Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Prevention Works FULL STORY »
A look at the ropey milk test
The decades-old test for milk quality gives a subjective assessment of teat cleanliness. This podcast explains how the test works and looks at how it's problematic. FULL STORY »
What is your bulk tank SCC?
Bulk tank somatic cell counts continue to decline. Could yours stand room for improvement? Here are some things to consider as you look for ways to improve your milk-quality program. FULL STORY »
Best milking practices workshop in Pa.
The series of hands-on workshops is designed for English-speaking milkers and managers. It will emphasize proper milking techniques and standard operation procedures that reduce somatic cell count. FULL STORY »
Regional dairy meetings offer calf management, industry advice
Indiana dairy farmers and industry professionals have opportunities to learn about important herd-management topics at six regional dairy meetings in February and March. FULL STORY »
Use flunixin properly to avoid residue violations
The USDA Food Safety Inspection Service reported an increase in the number of residue violations in culled dairy cows from 2005 to 2010 with flunixin the second most common residue violation. FULL STORY »
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