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May 4 2015
Transition pen design considerations are different than those for your typical lactating cow pens. by Gordon A. Jones, D.V.M., and David W. Kammel The authors are a veterinarian who helped design Fair...
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April 3 2015
First-calf heifers bear the brunt of production losses and dry matter intake drops when housed with older cows. We have the power to change that. by Rick Grant The author is president of the William H....
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March 12 2015
Staying ahead of the flavored milk curve Here is some additional information to compliment the March 25, 2015, article on page 202 of Hoard's Dairyman. The Dale McClellan family knows dairying from two...
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March 9 2015
Pinpoint cows with an unseen calcium challenge Diagnostic tools provide a window into cows' calcium status. Monitoring subclinical hypocalcemia at the herd and cow level allows for informed decision making....
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March 5 2015
These tables compliment the article, "Economical substitutes exist for corn grain" which was printed in the March 25, 2015 issue of Hoard's Dairyman on page 218. Tables similar to that for protein were...
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Feb. 17 2015
Not all feed changes are created equal Feed and forage samples are the basis for your rations. Yet, variation is inherent in the process. Taking multiple samples will reduce the "noise" within your results....
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Feb. 17 2015
With the right design, tie stalls can provide excellent cow comfort. If you're milking in an older setup, evaluate what changes could be made to foster comfort and production. by Emily Morabito and Jeffrey...
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Jan. 30 2015
A calf is like a bank account; for best results, make high-quality deposits starting at day one by Aurora Villarroel The author is a former extension veterinarian at Oregon State University, Corvallis....
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Jan. 30 2015
The author is a nutrition and management consultant with Progressive Dairy Solutions based out of California. Once a modernized and well-maintained forage harvester is set up and operating properly, it...
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Nov. 12 2014
Additional questions from roundtable article: "Excellent cow care leads to repro success" November 2014 Issue, page 735. Breeding - Who breeds? Dutchland Dairy: Crosby Krischel and Dave Duitscher breed...
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Oct. 20 2014
The original article (printed below) appeared in the July 2014 issue of Hoard's Dairyman. Reader responses were printed in subsequent issues and are shared below. When life turned ugly Domestic violence...
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Sept. 17 2014
Before making a purchase, evaluate these factors to ensure you will be able to feed cows efficiently. by Brian Luck and David Kammel Luck is an assistant professor and extension specialist, and Kammel...
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Sept. 17 2014
Before making a purchase, evaluate these factors to ensure you will be able to feed cows efficiently. by Brian Luck and David Kammel Luck is an assistant professor and extension specialist, and Kammel...
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Aug. 1 2014
What ration do your cows eat? The ration created on paper often differs from the one that is delivered, consumed and digested. by Trevor DeVries The author is an associate professor at the University of...
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July 11 2014
Spending a little more to design transition cow housing the right way can lead to financial and herd health successes. by Rebecca Brotzman, D.V.M., Nigel Cook, D.V.M., and Ken Nordlund, D.V.M. The authors...
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July 11 2014
Two heads are better than one Calves may learn faster and adapt to change more quickly when housed in pairs. by Rebecca Meagher, Marina A. G. von Keyserlingk and Daniel M. Weary The authors are a postdoctoral...
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July 3 2014
What every transition cow barn needs These four features should be a part of every transition cow barn design. by Rebecca Brotzman, D.V.M., Nigel Cook, D.V.M., and Ken Nordlund, D.V.M. The authors are...
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July 3 2014
How do your hoof blocks wear? by Paul Merkatoris, Rick Trinko, Josh Pudwill, Karl Burgi and Dörte Döpfer, D.V.M. Merkatoris and Döpfer are with the University of Wisconsin-Madison School...
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July 3 2014
Solve your transition housing puzzle Well-designed transition barns should include space for cows to rest, eat and calve with minimal disruptions. by Rebecca Brotzman, D.V.M., Nigel Cook, D.V.M., and Ken...
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July 3 2014
The FDA is tightening antibiotic use in food animal production with a voluntary request to pharmaceutical companies. by Geof W. Smith, D.V.M. The author is at the College of Veterinary Medicine, North...