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Managing milk quality with robots is a lot like taking care of your vehicle. If your check engine light comes on and you ignore it, the problem won’t fix itself, and it may become a bigger issue over time.

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Before I delve into the primary message I hope to convey in this article, let me suggest that an alternative title/question could be: Who serves as your farm’s CEO?

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You and your workforce have never seen today’s level of uncertainty. Anything you can do to reduce uncertainty in your workforce will be greatly appreciated and increase motivation and productivity.

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Producers familiar with Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy (LGM-Dairy) will see improvements to the policy beginning July 1. Starting that Thursday, LGM-Dairy will be available weekly.

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Inbreeding in dairy cattle remains a struggle for the dairy industry, and with the intensive use of genomics; inbreeding is growing faster than ever in many breeds. Increases in inbreeding lowers production and has a detrimental effect by increasing stillbirths, reducing cow fertility, reducing disease resistance, and shortening herd life.

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Undigested starch is useless to the dairy cow. Especially when corn prices are high, one goal should be to minimize starch losses in manure. The first step usually taken to reduce starch loss is to evaluate corn grain particle size and most likely, to grind it finer. But for greater success, more changes may need to be made.

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