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Dehydration in calves experiencing scours is often underestimated. A scouring calf can lose anywhere between 5 to 10% of its body weight in water within one day. Dr. Jennifer Trout, Cargill Western U.S. Calf and Heifer Technical Pro, offers her insight on properly diagnosing and rehydrating scouring calves.

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The arrival of spring is always welcome here in Wisconsin. Along with warmer temperatures and the promise of a new growing season, it’s also a great time to reflect on the goals we’ve set for our farm and get ready for the busy season ahead.

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With the COVID-19 pandemic weighing heavily on the world economy and agriculture markets, David Kohl, professor emeritus of agricultural economics at Virginia Tech, recently shared how pandemic economics are impacting the U.S. dairy industry.

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Today’s dairy farms typically feed a large amount of fermented forages and processed feeds which contain little sugar. Because of this, lactating dairy rations usually contain about 1.5% to 3% sugar, if no supplemental sugar is fed.

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If there was a way to review your dairy’s results last summer in the areas of pregnancy rates, milk production, feed intakes and lying time, then make proactive changes to your heat abatement program before the dog days of summer arrive, would you do it?

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The changing landscape of manure management is a change in mindset from manure being animal waste to a high-value contributor to the bottom line of the farm.

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