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Utilize embryo transfer for higher conception rates during heat stress

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Wednesday, 15 July 2015 12:47

in-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer

In order to remain profitable, a dairy needs to be effective at getting cows pregnant. This can be particularly challenging during the summer months because of the effects of heat stress.

 

The biting stable fly: Identification and procedures for relief

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The most significant and economically important pest to dairymen is the biting stable fly. It is often referred to as the beach fly, dog fly, lawn mower fly and other names, some not printable. They attack most mammals, including cattle, horses, sheep, goats, swine, dogs and humans. If you have flies feeding on your cows’ legs or flanks, causing them to be nervous and constantly stomp and switch, you probably have a stable fly problem that is costing you money.

 

Defend your dairy: Managing insects to maximize potential

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Thursday, 30 July 2015 10:47

Whether your business is raising dairy calves or milking, no one wants to lose productivity to pests. Insects such as flies, ticks and lice pose a threat to dairy producers, as they can transmit disease, lower weight gain and milk production, and even put health inspections at risk.

 

Mechanics Corner: The truth about diesel fuels

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Wednesday, 08 February 2012 15:48

Is diesel fuel the same as it was 50 years ago? Do you receive the same quality of diesel fuel from one fueling station to the next? Is there a difference in some diesel fuels?

Historically speaking, diesel fuel was developed in the mid-1920s to meet the growing demands of the newly introduced diesel engines and vehicles.

Diesel fuel was classified as medium-weight oil in comparison to gasoline being a lightweight oil. Diesel fuel was similar to kerosene in some ways but very different in others.

 


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