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Safe manure handling is vital

Jun 22, 2011 by Dairy Herd Management
"Animal manures contain pathogens that can cause health issues in animals and humans if the manure isn't managed properly," says Chris Augustin, nutrient management specialist at North Dakota State University's Carringt

Why you should forestrip

Jun 19, 2011 by Dairy Herd Management
The secret of producing high quality milk is to consistently use a well-defined milking technique by all everyone on the farm that helps to reduce pathogen exposure. Forestripping should be applied to all milking routin

Do you need a CDL to drive a tractor?

Jun 14, 2011 by Dairy Herd Management
The answer may be yes, depending on what the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration decides regarding three proposals that could have a serious impact on how you run your farm.

Give heifers fresh feed

Jun 06, 2011 by Dairy Herd Management
Trevor DeVries, assistant professor of animal science at the University of Guelph's Kemptville Campus in Ontario offers tips on feeding heifers and insight on how to avoid diet inconsistencies.

Monitor your herd’s pregnancy rate

Jun 01, 2011 by Dairy Herd Management
Pregnancy Rate (PR) is a key performance indicator for reproductive performance in dairy herds. It is defined as the percentage of cows eligible to become pregnant that actually do become pregnant in a given time period