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The October 19, 2020 issue of Progressive Dairy focuses on dry and transition cow health. Learn how to rewrite the DCAD rules so they work for you. Also included is cow comfort and hoof care. See four common factors with successful robot retrofits, and see what hoof health data should factor in management decisions. Lastly, get the answers to four common questions about pair-housing calves. Lastly, check out our special expo insert for special deals, offers and giveaways from 25+ sponsoring companies.

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2020

Progressive Dairy Issue 1 2020

January 1

The January 1, 2020 issue of Progressive Dairy covers A.I. and breeding. Learn how to manage reproductive tract inflammation in dairy cows, and find out how the U.S. A.I. industry is doing. Also included is calf and heifer raising. Learn how to more accurately measure calf development, and get some tips on raising calves through the winter. Lastly, find out what the Census of Agriculture has to say about dairy farms.

Progressive Dairy Issue 2 2020

January 20

The January 20, 2020 issue of Progressive Dairy discusses herd health. Learn about the nutrient costs of an immune response to an attack of mastitis. Also included is milk quality. Get some tips on how to qualify for a milk quality program, and get some insights on deciding between components versus flow when it comes to getting value for your milk. Lastly, get some tips on maximizing teat health in the winter.

Progressive Dairy Issue 3 2020

February 7

The February 7, 2020, issue of Progressive Dairy takes a closer look at some financial management practices you can use to improve your farm. Check out the evolution of milk cooling over the years, or read about adjustments you can make to your winter milking routine. Find out the best ways to address low forage inventories and feed quality challenges, or learn how particle size affects a high-straw diet. Lastly, see what steps you can take to decrease your robot feed costs.

Progressive Dairy Issue 6 2020

April 1

The April 1, 2020 issue of Progressive Dairy highlights dairy equipment. Get some pointers on choosing the right feed mixer, and check out the latest in ag equipment and technology. Also included is manure handling. Find the benefits of using liquid manure on young corn crops, and learn how to keep diseases from spreading through manure. Lastly, hear the buzz on biofuels.

Progressive Dairy Issue 8 2020

May 7

The April 1, 2020 issue of Progressive Dairy highlights dairy equipment. Get some pointers on choosing the right feed mixer, and check out the latest in ag equipment and technology. Also included is manure handling. Find the benefits of using liquid manure on young corn crops, and learn how to keep diseases from spreading through manure. Lastly, hear the buzz on biofuels.

Progressive Dairy Issue 9 2020

May 25

The May 25, 2020 issue of Progressive Dairy celebrates June Dairy Month. Check out our June ice cream calendar and learn the myths and facts about the health benefits of dairy. Also included is feed and nutrition. Get some tips on keeping your TMR fresh after it’s been mixed, and learn some creative ways to stretch your dairy forages. Lastly, think about a few factors before adding surplus milk to calf diets.

Progressive Dairy Issue 11 2020

July 1

The July 1, 2020 issue of Progressive Dairy covers milk and beef quality. See how one operation direct-markets it’s dairy-beef cross cattle, and get some tips on how to increase efficiency with teat dip use. Also included is feed and nutrition. Get a 10-point checklist for hiring a dairy nutritionist. Lastly, get some tips on managing cows to minimize heat stress.

Progressive Dairy Issue 13 2020

August 7

The August 7, 2020, issue of Progressive Dairy covers forages and silages. Learn about the difference between milk per ton versus milk per acre, and three mistakes that could limit digestible starch. Also included is herd health. Get some tips on effectively deworming replacement heifers. Lastly, find out if feed additives really work.

Progressive Dairy Issue 14 2020

August 25

The August 25, 2020 issue of Progressive Dairy highlights progressive technology. Read about eight disruptive technologies to watch for, and get some tips on handling dairy data overload. Also included is calf and heifer raising. Learn eight things you might forget your autofeeder needs, and find out how to determine the true cost of your calf program. Lastly, get some cover options for manure storage.

Progressive Dairy Issue 15 2020

September 12

The September 12, 2020 issue of Progressive Dairy spotlights dairy youth. Check out our selection of stories featuring youth and young farmers who are working hard and getting creative to make a place in the dairy industry. Also included is genetics and reproduction. Learn how to make three critical components work together for repro success. Lastly, see how a New York dairyman retrofitted his small milking parlor on a budget.

Progressive Dairy Issue 16 2020

October 1

The October 1, 2020 issue of Progressive Dairy discusses milk quality and equipment. Learn how to maximize performance and efficiency of CP routines, and keep your milking system running in top form. Also included is feed and nutrition. Find out if feed additives are as effective as claimed, and get some tips on avoiding the new-crop corn silage slump.