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Just as more is less, bigger is not always better when it comes to the growth and development of dairy heifers. The nature and growth of dairy cattle has vastly changed from decade to decade, and as traits have been genomically bred out of cattle, often the idea of “bigger equals better,” has become a misjudged trend.

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Training and working with many A.I. technicians – both herdsmen, inseminators and professional inseminators – reveals common mistakes that should be avoided. The following are seven points that can make or break insemination results.

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Six years into her career, Sarah Houin looks back on her academic journey to offer advice to upcoming high school and college graduates interested in working in the cover crop industry.

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Colostrum is the most important thing a producer can give a newborn calf. Ideally, it should be fed within the first hour of life. What happens during the calf’s first hour of life will have the biggest impact on the animal, even through lactation. It is a critical window that will determine if that calf will live and be a productive member of the dairy.

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Once upon a time, there were two retired dairy farmers.

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Spring is here, and it is time to start thinking about equipment and crops. When it comes to alfalfa fields, what is the plan for harvest for each cutting?

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