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Dec. 15 2010
by Mark J. Thomas, D.V.M. The author is a dairy practitioner and owner/partner in Countryside Veterinary Clinic, Lowville, N.Y. When a cow's intake of energy does not meet her energy needs for maintenance...
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Dec. 15 2010
by Ralph Ward and Mary Beth de Ondarza The authors are with Cumberland Valley Analytical Services, Inc., Hagerstown, Md., and Paradox Nutrition, LLC, West Chazy, N.Y. A major goal of corn silage making...
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Dec. 15 2010
Bale silage a great option in wet climates by Kate Halstead The author is with agriculture programs, Washington State University Snohomish County Extension. Mastering the fermentation cycle will lead to...
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Dec. 15 2010
Little details make all the difference in baleage by Kate Halstead The author is with agriculture programs, Washington State University Snohomish County Extension. Making bale silage is a combination of...
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Dec. 13 2010
What's a fair price for standing hay? by Laura Moser The author is an agricultural writer, based at Dansville, Mich. Many factors must be considered including forage quality and yields, stand life, nutrient...
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Dec. 13 2010
by Chad Mullins and Barry Bradford The authors are a Ph.D. student and assistant professor of dairy cattle nutrition, Kansas State University, Manhattan. The lower milk prices are generally, the harder...
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Dec. 13 2010
by Keith Reid The author is a soil fertility specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs. Alfalfa has the greatest sensitivity to acid soils of any crop we grow, so managing...
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Dec. 13 2010
by Paul Dyk The author is a dairy agent with the University of Wisconsin-Extension in Fond du Lac County, Wis. The Koster tester, microwave, and lab have all been good options to determine dry matters....
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Dec. 13 2010
by Everett D. Thomas The author is vice-president, agricultural programs, William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, N.Y. Should you plant only one in an effort to feed corn silage of uniform...
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Dec. 13 2010
Animal welfare is their focus Following you will find additional information that ties to the article "Animal welfare is their focus" which appears on page 7 of the January 10, 2011 issue of Hoard's Dairyman....
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Dec. 10 2010
Manure is in it for the "long haul" by Everett D. Thomas The author is retired from the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute and now is a consultant for Oak Point Agronomics, Hammond, N.Y....
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Dec. 10 2010
Early weaning saves you time and money by David Jones, Mark Hill, and Rick Schlotterbeck The authors are with Akey Research and Technology Center, Lewisburg, Ohio. Many calves get replacer or milk much...
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Dec. 9 2010
Why feeding strategy is so important There seem to be clear benefits to feeding for fewer refusals. The key is consistent intakes. by Bill Stone, D.V.M. The author is a dairy veterinarian and nutritionist...
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Dec. 8 2010
Options exist to reduce expenses by Lee Milligan, Pat Hoffman, and Annette Zwald The authors are respectively: UW-Extension St. Croix County agriculture agent, dairy herd management specialist, and a James...
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Dec. 8 2010
In just nine years . . . heifer-raising costs jumped over 50 percent by Abby Huibregtse, Tom Anderson, Pat Hoffman, and Annette Zwald The authors are respectively: UW-Extension Oconto County agriculture...
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Dec. 8 2010
Big spread exists on hours needed to raise calves by Steve Huntzicker, Jon Zander, Tina Kohlman, Pat Hoffman, and Annette Zwald The authors are La Crosse and Trempealeau County UW-Extension agriculture...
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Dec. 8 2010
There's nothing equal when raising heifers by Sandy Stuttgen, Tina Kohlman, Pat Hoffman, and Annette Zwald The authors are respectively: UW-Extension Taylor County agriculture educator, Sheboygan County...
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Dec. 8 2010
Feed expenses eat heifer-raising budgets by Tina Kohlman, Scott Gunderson, Pat Hoffman, and Annette Zwald The authors are Sheboygan and Manitowoc County UW-Extension dairy and livestock agents, UW-Extension...
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Dec. 8 2010
Caring for calves an expensive business by Tina Kohlman, Scott Gunderson, Pat Hoffman, and Annette Zwald The authors are Sheboygan and Manitowoc County UW-Extension dairy and livestock agents, UW-Extension...
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Dec. 8 2010
Multiple options to consider when breeding heifers by Jeff Stevenson The author is professor of animal sciences at Kansas State University, Manhattan. One of your greatest assets should be your heifer...