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Jan. 5 2012
61st Annual Hoard's Dairyman Round Table: How the top herds produce high-quality milk Top-quality milk: what it takes Here's a detailed look at the practices of the five Platinum winners in the National...
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Dec. 9 2011
by Gale Bateman and Mark Hill The authors are with the Nurture Research Center, Provimi North America. If you hear the title statement from your parents, you safely assume they want you to close a door....
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Nov. 8 2011
Mahanna is with Pioneer, a DuPont Business, and is an adjunct professor at Iowa State University; Thomas is retired from the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute and president of Oak Point...
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Nov. 8 2011
Cold weather impedes calf growth Supplementing extra energy or encouraging starter intake keeps calves growing. Calves that don't grow well in cold temperatures produce less milk as cows. by A. F. Kertz...
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Oct. 21 2011
The All Dairy Antiques and Collectibles Show was held September 16 to 21 at the Farm show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as part of the All-American Dairy Show. A framed history of...
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Oct. 19 2011
by Nigel B. Cook, D.V.M. The author is a clinical assistant professor with the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The new footbath model recommends a 10- to 12-foot length,...
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Sept. 29 2011
Is feeding steers worth it? Here are some additional resources to compliment the September 25, 2011 issue of Hoard's Dairyman. This information contains reports and worksheets. Wisconsin Beef Information...
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Sept. 28 2011
Here's a look at the bacteria and viruses that affect our calves. Know what you're dealing with. by Robert B. Moeller, Jr., D.V.M. The author is in the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory,...
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Sept. 28 2011
by Nigel B. Cook, D.V.M., Arturo Gomez, D.V.M., Diego Calderon, D.V.M., and Cristian Vergara, D.V.M. Cook is a clinical assistant professor, while the other authors are graduate students and residents,...
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Sept. 2 2011
by Bill Mahanna and Ev Thomas Mahanna is with Pioneer, a DuPont Business, and is an adjunct professor at Iowa State University; Thomas is retired from the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute...
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Sept. 2 2011
The main article on Bert Stewart appears in the 2011 World Dairy Expo supplement on page 7. Here we share some additional interview questions that did not appear in the supplement. In the first decade...
Aug. 25 2011
by Tom Bruulsema The author is the Northeast director for International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI). Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for growing crops. But in the wrong place - in excess concentration...
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Aug. 18 2011
What do your fresh heifers cost you? by Greg Bethard and Albert L. Nunes Bethard is with Dairy Records Management Systems, Raleigh, N.C., and G&R Dairy Consulting, Wytheville, Va. Nunes is with Genske,...
Aug. 15 2011
If the appropriate conditions are met, late summer alfalfa seeding is an opportunity you should take advantage of. According to Dan Undersander, extension forage agronomist at the University of Wisconsin,...
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Aug. 10 2011
The article on page 536 of the August 25, 2011 issue discusses costs of raising replacement heifers. It describes both the cash and accrual methods of accounting for heifer values. The figure here is an...
Aug. 10 2011
by Ev Thomas and Bill Mahanna Thomas is retired from the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute and president of Oak Point Agronomics Ltd.; Mahanna is with Pioneer, a DuPont Business, and is...
July 15 2011
Kathryn Bach and Anna Smith, both veterinary students at the University of Pennsylvania, had the opportunity during the summer of 2010 to work on a 6,700 cow dairy in China. They spent each week in a separate...
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June 30 2011
Prevention still is our most powerful medicine. Dry cow treatment and medicated replacers are getting scrutiny. by William M. Sischo and Dale A. Moore The authors are in the Food and Waterborne Disease...
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June 20 2011
by Ellen R. Jordan, Ph.D The author is Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist, Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service in the Texas A&M System. Additional charts to compliment the June 2011 article
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June 15 2011
Sulfur and potassium deficiency could be reducing alfalfa yields by Carrie Laboski and Jerry Clark Laboski is an extension soil fertility specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Clark is...