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10 tips to keep dairy cows safe in the summer heat

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Dairy basics - Cow Comfort
Thursday, 23 July 2015 11:37

Cool cow illustration

Summertime is great for eating ice cream, but the heat and humidity can be dangerous for dairy cows, lowering milk production and threatening their health, says Dr. Meggan Hain, staff veterinarian at Penn Vet’s Marshak Dairy at the New Bolton Center.

 

Economic ways to improve dairy heifer efficiency

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Dairy basics - Calf and Heifer Raising
Written by Dave Lindevig   
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 10:10

While growing up on a small dairy in western Wisconsin, I was primarily responsible for feeding the heifers. My dad would always delegate the poorer forage to this group of animals and did not pay much attention to their performance or even balance their rations.

 

Uncomplicating hypocalcemia nutrition solutions

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Dairy basics - Feed and Nutrition
Written by Elliot Block and Neil Michael   
Monday, 20 July 2015 12:41

Dairy cows grazing in pasture

The cost of clinical and subclinical hypocalcemia is high – as numerous research studies and producer experiences prove. Thus, as with any disease that has no single cause, it is essential to focus on the risk factors associated with the disease and then reduce those risks to reduce disease incidence and expense.

 

Can supplemental fats increase milk yield and components?

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Dairy basics - Feed and Nutrition
Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Karen Lee   
Thursday, 16 July 2015 11:30

dairy cow eating

Energy supply is an important reason why fatty acids or fats are fed, says Dr. Adam Lock, associate professor, Michigan State University.

 

Utilize embryo transfer for higher conception rates during heat stress

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Dairy basics - A.I. and Breeding
Written by Jeremy Howard   
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.

 

Keeping calves cool: Tips for hutch management in the summer

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Dairy basics - Calf and Heifer Raising
Written by Brian Wesemann   
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 09:36

Opaque polythylene hutches

The mercury is inching up the thermometer and everyone is feeling the heat – especially those dairy calves.

 

Genomic testing: Answers to your questions

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Dairy basics - A.I. and Breeding
Written by Denise Athy   
Monday, 13 July 2015 14:00

Producers and industry personnel gathered May 14 in Tulare, California, and May 15 in Bakersfield, California, to discuss important factors contributing to genomic testing.

 

Leading and managing a farm business today

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Dairy basics - Management
Written by Bob Milligan   
Monday, 13 July 2015 13:16

Over the last 50 years, we have gone from feeding hay and grain to balancing rations for amino acids. With crops, we have gone from planting seed from last year’s crop to selecting varieties with specific nutritional traits.

 


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