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Looking for trouble can be a bad thing. Actually, it can be a terrible thing if you are out looking for trouble and actually find it.

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Beta-casein gene influences production of milk protein casein which has A1 & A2 variants.

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When it comes to your footbath costs, there’s more to it than just the sticker price.

Many dairy producers are looking for ways to cut back on costs, and hoof care products are no exception.

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Every dairy producer knows the health of the herd is invaluable when working to achieve the highest production and profit. The old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” certainly goes a long way to not only prevent the reduction in production but to reduce the difficulties and expense in reaching that pinnacle of profitability.

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Walking cows through a footbath containing an antibacterial agent, such as copper sulfate or formalin, has become an industry standard practice to aid in the control of infectious hoof disease. In conventional parlor-milked herds, the footbath is typically located in the return lane from the milking center, and the majority of herds use the bath about four times per week.

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In dairy cows, the transition from gestation to lactation results in a sudden large demand for calcium due to the production and secretion of colostrum and milk.

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