Cool new ways to really listen to your cows
New precision dairy technologies, such as rumination/activity or rumination/activity/temperature sensors, can help you listen to your cows 24 hours a day, even in the middle of the night when nobody is around. FULL STORY »
BMR dwarf forage sorghum: What's the buzz?
While there appears to be justification for BMR dwarf forage sorghum use in dairy forage systems, remember to consider it as part of an overall forage management strategy. FULL STORY »
Mycotoxin Management Summit coming up
The Alltech Mycotoxin Management Summit is Apr. 4-5 in Lexington, Ky. The first annual event plans to address many of last year’s issues and share the latest in mycotoxin research and development. FULL STORY »
New website from University of Illinois Dairy Focus Lab
The website is intended to serve as a tool for communicating with the dairy industry and the community at large. It will be in English and Spanish. FULL STORY »
Diet essential for controlling milk fever
Transition diet management is essential for controlling hypocalcemia. Take preventative measures to manage blood calcium around calving to avoid a cascade of metabolic problems and health issues. FULL STORY »
Consequences of inconsistent feed availability
Variable diet quality and increased competition are some of the consequences of not having uniform feed delivery along the entire length of the feed bunk. A new study examines this common problem. 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 »
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