Successful lactation begins in the dry pen

An 80-pound-per day herd average and 175,000 cells/mL somatic cell count are not merely the result of luck or happenstance. According to Richard Long, herd manager for Union Go Dairy, Winchester, Ind., “it all starts in the dry pen.” FULL STORY »

World Dairy Expo unveils 2013 Recognition Award Winners

World Dairy Expo (WDE) will be honoring four outstanding dairy leaders at the 2013 Dinner with the Stars banquet on Oct. 2 at the Alliant Energy Center (AEC) in Madison, Wis. FULL STORY »

Survey shows hardly any antibiotic residues in milk supply

According to a national survey, only 0.017 percent of all bulk milk tankers, or 1 in 6,000 loads, showed any sign of an animal antibiotic drug residue in 2012. 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 »

Partner dry-off with practices for healthy cows and bottom line

Take every opportunity to prepare cows for the challenges they face. FULL STORY »

Creating a complete immune response

Many factors play a role in an animal’s immune response to disease challenges. FULL STORY »

Bring calves back from scours successfully

Using the proper treatment protocols can save your calves from costly calfhood diarrhea. FULL STORY »

Preserving beef quality in dairy cows

Keeping beef quality in mind during a dairy cow’s lifetime can increase her value. FULL STORY »

15 ways to reduce somatic cell counts

More and more dairy producers are driving down somatic cell counts (SCC) in their bulk tanks, but there is always room for improvement, even on the best operations. The University of Minnesota Extension Dairy Team offers these ways that dairy producers can further improve their milk quality. FULL STORY »

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