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Imagine that your car will go 60 miles per hour in the summer but only 30 mph when the temperature is freezing, and it will not run at all when the temperature falls to 0ºF. This is an accurate illustration of how cold temperature adversely affects rate of gain in calves.

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Climate change, greenhouse gases (GHG) and methane are a few topics we are hearing more and more about in the news today. There has been a global push to reduce methane on farms to minimize GHG effects on the Earth, but it is also a push toward more-efficient animals.

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Even when producers put up the right quality of feed for a class of cows, ensuring all cows have enough feed is a goal that has a few components to consider.

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Editor’s note: This is the final article in a four-part series about how an Oregon dairy farmer is making robots work on a grazing system. Read the three other articles How we milk 3 times a day with robots for successRobot repairs: The solution or the problem? and Keeping milk-quality forage coming throughout your harvest season.

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Researchers have been looking to the ocean – more specifically, to the group of algae known as “seaweed” – to determine if these macroscopic marine plants, which are filled with nutrients and contain other biologically active compounds, might be beneficial additives to dairy cow diets.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – a time to recognize achievements and successes, a time to acknowledge the service and efforts of your employees, and a time to celebrate it all with a killer holiday party.

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