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Featured podcast
Click here to view "What’s happening in 2012: An outlook from extension experts," where Editor Walt Cooley discusses the year ahead for the dairy industry with Bob James, Virginia Tech; Normand St.-Pierre, Ohio State University; Bob Hagevoort, New Mexico State University; Tom Overton, Cornell University; and Mireille Chahine, University of Idaho.

Trending topic article: Management
Click here to read, "Put ingenuity and opportunity to work in 2011," originally published April 12, 2011.

Form-A-Feed and TechMix company representatives Daniel Kohls and Carla Kuehn discussed how to handle uncertainty. The experts advised producers that feed and forages were the place to start. For 2012, keep in mind their recommendations last year:

“As [the year] progresses, you can continue to reap the benefits of forage management and ensilage practices from [last year]. If something didn’t work, find out why and prepare to make adjustments when this year’s forage harvest approaches.”

Featured /MORE content
Click here to see video "Our changing industry requires everyone engaged."

Click here to see additional photos from the article, "Atlanta hosts eighth annual Managers Academy."

Click here to hear from additional robotic milker owners, like Howard and Mary Jo Straub, featured in, "Robots on a grazing dairy give Michigan couple 'freedom'."

Click here to see additional photos not published in the Jan. 21, 2012 issue for the article, "Warm box provides simple, free-choice feeding for calves."

Click here to read questions producers should be asking co-ops regarding the USDA's agreement with the European Union for individual farm testing of somatic cell counts.

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Zuppan Dairy in Orland, California, had a cow that gave birth to live heifer quadruplets on Dec. 6, 2011. The photo and information was submitted by Michael Karle, a veterinarian with Mid-Valley Veterinary Hospital in Orland, California.

Click here to learn more about the photo.

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