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Labor is a cost. That is a well understood statement by anyone who is a businessperson or is an employee. But what truly are the costs associated with employing people?

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Retail dairy prices and their relation to milk prices are frequent questions at dairy farmer meetings. Using two dairy products found in almost every dairy case, natural cheddar cheese and whole milk, this article examines how retail prices compare to raw milk prices.

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Transition cows get a lot of attention in the herd, as the transition period brings significant challenges.

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It is a moving target that changes. Not only does the presence of mycotoxins change year by year due to field conditions, plant stress, moisture or drought, the conditions within a bunker or forage bag can be different in different locations.

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Buyers continue to see value in dairy-beef animals at sale barns but are becoming more discerning as more crossbreds enter the marketplace.

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Fresh cows experience many stressors and challenges in the first few days and weeks after parturition. These stressors and challenges take their toll on the cows’ immune systems, making these cows more susceptible to metabolic and health problems. It is crucial that dietary needs are met during the close-up dry period, as well as after calving, in order for the cows to get off to a great start for lactation.

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