The FARM Animal Care Program turns 10 years old in 2019. It is administered by the National Milk Producers Federation and Dairy Management Incorporated. AgDay and U.S. Farm Report national reporter Betsy Jibben has more.
The amount and composition of milk produced by dairy cows appears to be more regulated by internal, annual biological rhythms than by environmental factors such as heat and humidity, according to Penn State researchers.
The concept of dry cow therapy started in the late 1960’s with the objective of reducing the risks for intramammary infections during the dry period and in the early stages of the subsequent lactation.