New Zealand will roll out a nationwide program to test dairy farms for the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis as the number of affected properties steadily grows, the Ministry for Primary Industries said on Friday.
There is no shortage of doom and gloom about grain price prospects at the present time. Prices have indeed fallen to quite low levels compared to the high prices that occurred over much of 2008-2013. For some, this is p
The Dairy One Forage Lab collaborated with Allenwaite Farm in Schaghticoke, N.Y., to conduct a 12-week study feeding Shredlage® versus conventionally processed corn silage. One objective of the project was to help de
New Zealand, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, will spend more than NZ$880 million ($610 million) in a bid to eradicate the mycoplasma bovis cattle disease, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.
Clostridial diseases are incredibly frustrating to deal with on a dairy. They can occur rapidly, without warning and often in bunches. They are nearly impossible to treat and generally appear with deadly consequences—one morning a cow or calf appears to be healthy and the next day she’s gone.
On Jan. 1, 2017, the National Dairy FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) Program grew some teeth, with the voluntary program now taking on the look of a more mandatory program that will require certain agreeme
The traditional way to manage dry cow programs is being challenged. Most dairy programs have a 60-day dry cow program with two unique rations for far-off and close-up periods. More and more producers are considering and