Focus on heifer size to determine age at breeding
Dairy producers continue to focus on calving heifers at an earlier age, but to achieve that goal producers must manage heifers to reach breeding size sooner. FULL STORY »
Is it time to do away with the herd bull?
If you have a herd bull, a clean-up bull, a bull for the heifers, please consider the alternatives available today, urges a Penn State extension educator. FULL STORY »
Teamwork is essential for reproductive success
A successful dairy reproductive program is built on many factors, with the end result being greater than the sum of all its parts. But nothing can impede success faster than when resources do not function collaboratively. FULL STORY »
How much is your pregnancy rate costing you?
This topic takes forefront in September during the next Penn State Extension “Show Me the Money” conference call series, which is free for anyone in the dairy industry. FULL STORY »
10 goals you must keep during heat stress
Phoenix, Ariz., was the perfect backdrop for a discussion on heat stress in dairy cattle. Learn what one expert had to say during a dairy science meeting held there last week. FULL STORY »
Improve calving pen management
Calving pens are typically thought of as the culmination of a dairy’s reproduction program, but they are actually the start of the process and directly impact the subsequent pregnancy. 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 »
Simple steps to identify and treat metritis
Metritis is one of the most common fresh cow diseases. Typically diagnosed during the first 10 days in milk, metritis is a uterine infection that can affect up to 30 percent of a dairy herd. FULL STORY »