Your cattle’s milk production can plummet when heat and humidity rise. Depending upon cattle heat stress level, milk production can drop by 10-35%. That can equate to a loss of up to $4.55 per cow per day.
The USDA Risk Management Agency’s Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy (LGM-Dairy) program remains one of the better tools to protect dairy incomes, according to Alan Zepp, risk management program manager at Pennsylvania's Center for Dairy Excellence.
The Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program, administered by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), is assuming management of the Farm Smart Program, previously managed by Dairy Management Inc.
The Rabobank 2016 Global Dairy Top 20 list is out, reflecting a challenging year for the world’s dairy giants. The biggest story isn’t so much the names on the list, but the bottom line on overall dairy sales and its impact.
Summertime means fair season in ag country, and with fair season comes the familiar waves of noise, the tantalizing smell of fair food, along with the not-so-tantalizing smell of the livestock barns, and blurred crowds of people.
Meet Katie Sowers. She is a junior at Greenwood High School in Millerstown, Pennsylvania. Or should I say, she is a very busy junior in high school. She’s involved with many activities, including FFA, serving as historian in her local 4-H Club, showing Ayrshires and Holsteins, and participating in Pennsylvania Junior Holstein activities.
Mastitis is the most common disease and the leading cause for antibiotic use on dairy farms. Due to consumer demand, antibiotic use is becoming more scrutinized in animal agriculture. This year at the National Mastitis Council meeting, Dr. Pamela Ruegg from the University of Wisconsin – Madison discussed how treatment practices could lower antibiotic use on farms and save money. Ruegg listed five steps and considerations for making optimum mastitis treatment decisions.
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