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Wisconsin dairy breaks ground for largest automatic rotary parlor

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Monday, 01 September 2014 15:46

rotary parlor

On Aug. 20, a special groundbreaking event was held for the construction of North America’s first installation of an automatic rotary parlor. The 72-stall rotary parlor being built at Mlsna East Town Dairy in Cashton, Wisconsin, will also be the largest robotic milking system in place worldwide, states Matt Daley, president and CEO of GEA Farm Technologies North America.

 

Cow-side investigation: Making sense of cow senses

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Monday, 01 September 2014 13:19

In the first video of a five-part series about investigating and solving cow management issues, Alltech Dairy Specialist Tom Lorenzen describes how to become aware of and understand the five senses of a cow – field of vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch.  PD

Watch the second video of the series: "Cow-side investigation, Part 2: Cow handling."
Watch the third video of the series: "Cow-side investigation, Part 3: Parlor efficiency."

Watch the fourth video of the series: "Cow-side investigation, Part 4: Milking equipment and milkability."
Watch the fifth video of the series: "Cow-side investigation, Part 5: The milking routine and milkability."

 

Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange tours central Kentucky dairies

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Thursday, 21 August 2014 15:40

men on a dairyAround the world and back again, the eighth annual Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange on July 29-30 covered a lot of ground.

Not only did 100 attendees from both states visit five central Kentucky farms selected for top-notch management, high production, low somatic cell counts and great on-farm innovation, they also heard about dairying in Europe and early lameness detection with keynote speaker Dr. Nicola Blackie, Writtle College, England, and about a recent Indiana Department of Agriculture trade mission to Asia from Indiana Dairy Producers executive director Doug Leman.

 

5 truths about raising Jerseys

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:00

Walking down a row of hutches or pens, they always stand out. First to greet you, full of curiosity, and of course, their brown coats. Jersey calves are gaining popularity across dairy and calf-raising operations in many parts of the country, including where we work in Texas.

Much like their Holstein counterparts, the first 60 days is critical to the future of their performance. However, there are important and unique breed characteristics raisers should keep in mind as they work with Jersey calves during these critical early life stages.

 

A little grass could be a good thing in an alfalfa stand

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014 08:00

Producers chop alfalfa-grass mixtures

General perceptions about forage grasses may very well be wrong, according to University of Wisconsin Extension and Forage Agronomist Dr. Dan Undersander.

 


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