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“I was born and raised on the dairy,” says Rob Seiber, owner of Seiber Dairy in Wiggins, Colorado. “I always knew this is where I wanted to be.”

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The year 1930 had more than its share of low points as the first full year of the Great Depression; however, it wasn’t all bad. History was made Nov. 13, 1930, when Borden Company unveiled the first rotary parlor.

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On 850 acres in Lubin, Wisconsin, Doug Syryczuk milks 300 Holstein cows and raises alfalfa (300 acres) and brown midrib (BMR) corn silage. He says, “Granted, there is a little tonnage difference in the BMR from conventional hybrids, but digestibility on the BMR is, I think, one of the big differences in keeping our production where it’s at.”

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How clean is your kitchen?

The cleanliness of your kitchen is likely the furthest thing from your mind when you think about cleaning stalls for your dairy cows, but the two areas have a few things in common.

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With more herds achieving outstanding milk yields, more questions are raised about how these high yields impact reproductive performance. If your herd is achieving a high milk yield average per cow, do you need to change the way you manage your cows reproductively?

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Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is an economic challenge to dairy producers. It continues to be the major cause of death in weaned calves and can lead to poor performance later in a cow’s life.

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