Is it time for an upgrade?
Properly functioning milking equipment is essential to meeting your milk-quality goals. Many dairies know it may be time for an equipment upgrade, but they try to keep their equipment going as long as possible. This can be a detriment to teat health and milking efficiency. FULL STORY »
Online dairy courses to be offered
Advanced Dairy Management and Diagnostics covers a wide range of topics related to dairy farm management, including calf and heifer management, pasture and forage systems, housing, milking systems and more. Advanced Dairy Reproduction focuses on all phases of reproductive physiology. FULL STORY »
Get a second opinion on your milking routine
Is it actually being implemented the same way by every shift, at every milking session? Have your milking routine professionally evaluated, and you'll know for sure. FULL STORY »
Where the rubber meets the teat
The latest installment in a weekly milk quality series from the University of Wisconsin takes a look at the effects of liners and pulsators on milking characteristics. FULL STORY »
Is water quality impacting milk quality?
The quality of water on your dairy directly influences the performance of the hygiene chemicals used to clean and sanitize your milking system and bulk tank. If the cleaning process is not performing, bacteria can thrive within the system and affect milk quality. FULL STORY »
Treating mastitis in dairy cattle with vitamin D
A natural remedy that delays and reduces the severity of mastitis infection in dairy cattle is being investigated by scientists at the USDA. FULL STORY »
100 Minn. dairies honored for cow care, quality milk
In celebration of National Dairy Month, Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson has recognized Minnesota’s top 100 dairy farms for their commitment to exceptional dairy cow care. FULL STORY »
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