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May 15 2014
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 with the School of Veterinary Medicine,...
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May 1 2014
Frequent soil testing and proper fertilization will help to ensure that your crop has an adequate supply of nutrients. by John Goeser and Dustin Sawyer Goeser is director of nutritional research and innovation...
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May 1 2014
The surgical correction of displaced abomasums is not only financially defensible, it's sound animal welfare. by Paul R. Biagiotti, D.V.M. The author is a large-herd veterinarian based in Jerome, Idaho....
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April 7 2014
A recent UW-Extension field study took a closer look at calf raising costs and found large variation between operations. by Mark Hagedorn The author is the Eau Claire County UW-Extension agricultural agent....
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April 7 2014
A UW-Extension field study found that feed made up more than half the cost of raising heifers. by Tina Kohlman The author is a dairy and livestock agent with UW-Extension in Fond du Lac and Sheboygan Counties....
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April 7 2014
Since 1999, replacement rearing expenses have jumped nearly $1,000 per heifer. by Ryan Sterry Heifer feed was the largest contributing factor to the leap in overall dairy replacement rearing costs It is...
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March 21 2014
by Don Höglund, D.V.M., and Bonnie Beaver, D.V.M. Höglund is an adjunct assistant professor at the college of veterinary medicine at North Carolina State University. Beaver, a board certified...
March 21 2014
The author has a dairy nutrition consulting business, Paradox Nutrition, LLC, in West Chazy, N.Y. At one time, I was a big advocate of two dry cow groups: a far-off group (60 to 21 days before calving)...
Feb. 27 2014
Soil sampling do's and don'ts. A soil analysis is only as good as the sample on which it was based. Therefore, sampling should be done by either the farm's crop consultant
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Feb. 27 2014
Here is some additional information to compliment the March 10, 2014, article on page 170 of Hoard's Dairyman. photos by Paul Queck, a free-lance agricultural writer
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Feb. 19 2014
Take a stand for cows that can't Down cows deserve special care to bring them back to health or, if necessary, to a humane end. by Geof W. Smith, D.V.M. The author is at the College of Veterinary Medicine,...
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Jan. 30 2014
Hypocalcemia is more than a "low calcium" problem Milk fever cannot be overcome in a reactive fashion. Prevention programs must be in place to help cows successfully transition into lactation. by J.A....
Jan. 10 2014
There's no substitute for plastic on bunkers. Thomas is retired from the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute and president of Oak Point Agronomics Ltd.; Mahanna is with DuPont Pioneer and...
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Dec. 31 2013
Rations don't always require a TMR Component feeding is an art form. For success, balance your rapidly degradable nutrients with feeds that break down slowly. by Michael F. Hutjens The author is a professor...
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Dec. 13 2013
From the moment of birth, calves learn how to interact with us. Make it a pleasant experience, and you'll have calmer cows when they enter the parlor. by Don Höglund, D.V.M. and Bonnie Beaver, D.V.M....
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Dec. 12 2013
by Temple Grandin The author is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo. People have known for a long time that rough handling and stress is detrimental to dairy...
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Aug. 23 2013
by Hoard's Dairyman staff Managing Editor Corey Geiger recently spent time interviewing Robert Walton for our 2013 World Dairy Expo Supplement on his long and distinguished career with ABS and the greater...
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Aug. 6 2013
Review these ten decisions to determine if you can find additional income or reduce expenses on your farm or with your clients. Be a detective and make long-term economic decisions. by Michael F. Hutjens...
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June 24 2013
Generalmente creemos que el ordeño es una operación independiente del resto de la granja porque la rutina de ordeño empieza y termina en la sala, pero en realidad es un esfuerzo en...