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Farm tours and anaerobic digestion day added to 2015 Midwest Manure Summit

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Wednesday, 14 January 2015 15:17

The Midwest Manure Summit returns early in 2015. Held the last week in February, this biennial event will attract farmers and agri-business professionals from across the country to Green Bay, Wisconsin.

 

Planning for success one calf at a time at Ruedinger Farms Inc.

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015 10:22

Ruedinger farmsOver the past five years, Ruedinger Farms Inc. in Van Dyne, Wisconsin, has increased its herd size by 400 head. They now have 1,400 cows and 210 calves.

On average, the farm is milking 1,200 cows each day with one double-11 parlor. In order to keep everything running smoothly, efficiency, consistency and training are emphasized on the operation.

 

Stray voltage affects cow behavior, milk production

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Tuesday, 06 January 2015 16:02

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Editor's note: The following information was presented in a Sept. 23, 2014, webinar by Dr. Douglas Reinemann of the University of Wisconsin – Madison. The webinar is part of Penn State Extension's Technology Tuesday series and is available at the Penn State Extension website.

A common myth is that stray voltage can cause mastitis. But in more than 20 years of stray voltage advising and research, University of Wisconsin – Madison's Dr. Doug Reinemann has found that's not the case.

 

Video: Workshops explain how ongoing genomic research could improve fertility

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Thursday, 08 January 2015 12:07

Throughout December, extension educators from four universities across the country collaborated to provide dairy genomics workshops for producers, veterinarians and allied industry.

 

The journey from conventional to robotic milking begins here, Part 2

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Monday, 29 December 2014 11:50

transition to robotic milking timelineEditor’s note: This article is the second in a series. Click here to read the first article.

Once the robots are fired up and the real journey has begun, it is time to focus on the right areas by planning for a bright future. Keep in mind that with a good plan in place nothing but good things will happen, and from now the sky is the limit.

 


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