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Nestled in the northeast corner of Indianapolis is a Christmas light display like no other.

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In 2019, age at first calving is on course to be added to the Net Merit Index, and residual feed intake may not be far behind.

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Do you feel prepared to raise calves during the winter season? The lower critical temperature of a young dairy calf is 50ºF, which means that the calf’s energy requirement begins to increase in order to maintain core body temperature in conditions below 50ºF.

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Robot milking systems have allowed some farms to reduce labor costs and introduce new technologies. However, understanding the cost structure and how it will impact the business has been a challenge for many lenders. That challenge has kept farms in Pennsylvania and other regions from adopting the technology and benefiting from the innovation.

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You add it to bread to make the dough rise, and you use it to ferment beer and wine. But why feed yeasts to your herd?

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If you’ve experienced a severe burn, you’ll know all too well that the pain doesn’t disappear overnight. In fact, it can get worse before it gets better. When it comes to hot-iron disbudding, calves may be in a similar boat.

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