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Management Tips: Strategies for Reducing Summer Fertility Lag
When summer winds down and temperatures begin to cool, dairy producers can forget about the lag in fertility as a result of heat stress, writes Todd Bilby, Ph.D., Merck Animal Health....
Biosecurity at Calving is Protecting Calf Health
Poultry and swine operations tend to limit the number of visitors on operations and reduce the number of people in contact of livestock....
What to Do When a Calf Has Scour: 3 Action Points
A scouring calf is a common issue, but what is the recommended protocol? Irish experts give three simple steps for success. ...
What Can Dairy Care365™ Do for You?
Every day at Bridgewater Dairy, LLC, 240,000 pounds of milk – that’s more than 28,000 gallons – are marketed from northwestern Ohio to bottlers and supermarket chains throughout the Midwest. ...
Meet Vega The 156 Tonne Cow
A Swedish farm has what many are calling the world's most productive cow. ...
How to Limit Cross-Suckling in Calves
Monitoring cross-sucking is worthwhile due to its impact on mastitis, advises the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association....
Steps to Ensure Calf Success This Winter
Temperatures have plummeted and it is now time to maximise everything the calf gets to keep dietary fat and energy high. ...
Spot, Prevent and Cure Bovine Respiratory Disease
Common and costly, Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) accounts for almost half of mortality on some feedlots, meaning prevention, treatment and sound technical knowledge could save fortunes for some. ...
How to Make Group Calf Housing Work For You
Group housing of calves is growing in popularity across US dairies, meaning a switch is made from individual hutches. ...
Colostrum as a Communication Vehicle Between Dam and Calf
Understanding the effect hormones and antibodies have on calf performance does have unknowns but what is clear is the huge potential in productivity from unlocking optimal colostrum feeding....
Youthful Approach to Keeping Dairy Records
Much can be learned from record keeping about managing farm animals and farm finances, hence there is lots to be gained from starting with the books early. ...
Tackle Scours: Chill Colostrum
Calves could see scouring problems reduce if colostrum is refrigerated close to 40 fahrenheit (4.4 degrees celcius), according to a calf management expert....
Cow Longevity: A Concept For Sustainable Food Production
Extending the productive life of cows and increasing overall productivity is central to the future of milk production....
The Role of Calf Nutrition and Management on Lifetime Productivity of Dairy Cattle
Productivity and health starts when the cow is born, not at her first calving, writes Mike Van Amburgh, associate professor in the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University....
Understand Consumption When Feeding Calves
Calf shed workers can often be working with calves one day to 12 weeks old which all have vastly different needs....
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