"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
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
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Jones Dairy Farms in Fort Atkinson, Wis., for 15 safety and health violations, including employee overexposure to respirable
The 2011 spring is a reminder of how few days you may have to complete all your spring work; there may not be an opportunity for manure application. Ohio State University has been successfully testing a dragline system
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.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may have backed off its initial milk testing aims for drug residues now, but the idea remains a possibility down the road.
The agency is still interested in looking at many differe
It's generally been assumed there are not enough veterinarians to serve rural America. But that assumption may no longer be valid.
"The veterinary schools and recruitment efforts have generated a supply of new and rec
In an exclusive interview with Dairy Herd Management, noted animal-welfare expert Temple Grandin pinpointed lameness is the single largest animal-welfare issue facing the dairy industry today.
"It's a big No. 1," she sa
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