The dairy industry lost a leader on Monday with the passing of Doug Maddox, Holstein breeder and innovative dairyman from central California. Already, the tributes are coming in. "Doug Maddox was a legend. He was ahead
Accelerated Genetics is releasing 10 Holsteins and a Jersey, a Brown Swiss and a Ayrshire to their PACE young sire program. Semen from these young sires will be allocated to dairy producers participating in the PACE pro
Corn silage has historically been considered a "cheap feed" in the dairy industry. After the recent higher corn grain prices, some are asking if it is more economical to sell grain than to feed corn silage.
"About a billion people go hungry each day," says Elanco Animal Health President Jeff Simmons, who narrates a newly released video shown here. That's more people than the combined population of the United States, the Eu
The recommendation of feeding newborn Holstein calves 4 quarts of colostrum in the first four hours of life has been widely adopted. Although the value of the colostrum itself is not in question, Canadian veterinarian N
Calf blankets play an important role in calf comfort and warmth on any calf-raising operation, especially as the colder temperatures set in. But you can't just put the blanket on the calf and forget about it.
Specialists at Michigan State University have developed a simple spreadsheet that allows dairy farmers to use their farm's financial data to estimate their cost of producing milk. This spreadsheet is primarily based on
An interactive spreadsheet is available at the University of Wisconsin-Extension Forage Resources Web site that can help you determine the amount of silage in an existing silage pile. The Silage Pile Capacity Calculator
Farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have faced growing scrutiny of their management practices for years. But especially since the late 1990s when a series of Bay fish kills were alleged to be related to nutrient pol
USDA scientists and their collaborators have conducted a series of studies that explore non-antibiotic methods to reduce foodborne pathogens that are found in the gut of food animals. Early studies show that citrus prod