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Peruse practical information for the dairy producer on essential topics including management, A.I. and breeding, new technology, and feed and nutrition.

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Let’s be honest. Whenever we eat something, do we always check to see if it’s FDA or USDA approved? No. We may have a quick look if we care and have the time. Maybe we see the marketing labels and check the expiration date and the nutritional content, but that’s about it.

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One dairy. Three barns. Three different types of bedding. Vogel Dairy near Valders, Wisconsin, proves that successfully operating any system comes down to management.

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Due to the cyclical nature of the industry, resiliency is a valuable trait for dairy operations. But it’s especially important as operations return to profitability.

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The low milk prices in recent years have motivated many dairy producers to cut back on feed costs. Certainly all producers and nutritionists should be evaluating their rations to make sure they are feeding the most cost-effective ration.

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Currently, one of the biggest opportunities for increased performance on our dairy farms centers around our fresh cow programs. Fresh cows have a great opportunity for production potential, but if we do not set them up for success properly, they will not be able to achieve an optimal level of production.

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Collecting colostrum

1) Pre-dip 2) Forestrip 3) Wipe teats 4) Attach units 5) Post-dip Follow the order of steps for preparation and harvest established by your dairy.

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