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June 3 2011
Harvest decisions dictate alfalfa's value, fate 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...
June 2 2011
Conditioning and wide swaths speed dry down
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May 26 2011
Birth Date Predictor Chart This handy hint was printed in the May 25, 2011 issue. I work at a local dairy farm. One of my jobs is sketching calves and registering them. In the process, I compare the service...
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May 23 2011
Two articles were referenced in the May 25, 2011 issue. From the May 25, 2002 Hoard's Dairyman on page 389. Click here to download the pdf. The article content is printed below. From the May 25, 2005 Hoard's...
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May 13 2011
Pennsylvania updates custom and rental rates Determining if a quoted custom rate is a fair price can be somewhat challenging especially with today's higher fuel costs. To help give all parties perspective...
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May 13 2011
What others are charging for custom work As producers continue to specialize, the interest in custom work grows, as well. In order to get a better feel for what is being charged for these services, Wisconsin's...
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April 29 2011
To presynch or not to presynch by Jeff Stevenson The author is professor of animal sciences at Kansas State University, Manhattan. Probably among the best-known lines in English literature are from William...
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April 29 2011
Corn populations and row width deserve review by Ev Thomas and Bill Mahanna Mahanna is with Pioneer, a DuPont Business, and is an adjunct professor at Iowa State University; Thomas is retired from the...
April 12 2011
Heat hits cows sooner than we thought by R. B. Zimbleman and R. J. Collier The authors are with the Department of Animal Science at the University of Arizona, Tucson. They are affected at a THI of 68....
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April 4 2011
Calf Disbudding Using Dehorning Paste The combination of caustic substances in dehorning paste cauterizes tissue and prevents horn growth. Dehorning paste is applied to the horn buds of calves eight weeks...
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March 31 2011
Grass is finding newfound respect by Ev Thomas and Bill Mahanna Thomas is retired from the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute and is the president of Oak Point Agronomics Ltd., Hammond, N.Y....
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March 16 2011
Relentless attention to details sets these National Dairy Quality Award winners apart. They're on top of everything from fastidious stall care to meticulous milking and from frequent use of CMT paddles...
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March 15 2011
It's Round 2 for Roundup Ready alfalfa by Mike Rankin The author is a crops and soils agent with the University of Wisconsin Extension, Fond du Lac County. Most growers have limited experiences with Roundup...
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March 15 2011
Keep an eye out for mycotoxin problems by Gary C. Bergstrom The author is in the Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. Mycotoxin is a general term for a poison produced by a fungus....
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March 15 2011
How you feed matters, too by Tom Oelberg The author is a dairy technical services specialist at Diamond V, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It's not just what you feed. TMR audits reveal the bottlenecks to getting...
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March 15 2011
Heifers are still too old when they calve by Jeff Stevenson, professor of animal sciences at Kansas State University, Manhattan. Heifers are not only the most fertile group of females on your dairy, they...
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Feb. 23 2011
Heifer raising and its effects on udder development by Kristy Daniels The author is in the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University, Wooster. Relating heifer-feeding strategy to milking...
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Jan. 19 2011
Why treatment protocols are so important by K. Fred Gingrich II, D.V.M. The author is owner of Country Roads Veterinary Services, Ashland, Ohio. This article is part of a series being prepared in cooperation...
Jan. 10 2011
by John Hibma The author is a dairy management and nutritional consultant having worked with large and small dairy herds in the West and Northeast, as well as Hawaii. The foundation of our rations has...
Dec. 15 2010
Years of repeated tillage and equipment traffic have left many farm soils compacted. In some cases, this compaction can cause water to pond and also lead to shallow root depths which limit crop yields....