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Tools for detecting mastitis

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Tuesday, 02 June 2015 15:10

What could your farm accomplish with an extra $73,000? According to Penn State Extension educator and dairy team member Amber Yutzy, these kinds of savings helped to bring a new facility to a 300-cow dairy after its owners began strategizing for more effective methods of decreasing somatic cell count and increasing milk quality in their herd.


California dairy turns manure into renewable diesel

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015 07:05

Bruce Scott and Steve McCorkle
An 1,100-cow dairy in southern California became the first-ever operation in the world known to produce no-sulfur renewable diesel products from manure on a livestock facility in late April.

The milestone is the culmination of three years of collaboration between Scott Brothers Dairy in San Jacinto, California, and Ag Waste Solutions (AWS), a privately held company that designed the farm’s manure processing system.


Finding a home to dairy: Netherlands couple settles in Indiana

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Tuesday, 02 June 2015 12:40

Sevenhuysen family

When Henk and Linda Sevenhuysen emigrated from the Netherlands 19 years ago, they had one thing on their minds. “We wanted to milk cows no matter what,” Henk says. “At the time, we didn’t really think about quotas or regulations. We just did it and adapted to whatever came across our path. I like to make my plans along the way.”



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