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Today’s dairy farms typically feed a large amount of fermented forages and processed feeds which contain little sugar. Because of this, lactating dairy rations usually contain about 1.5% to 3% sugar, if no supplemental sugar is fed.

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If there was a way to review your dairy’s results last summer in the areas of pregnancy rates, milk production, feed intakes and lying time, then make proactive changes to your heat abatement program before the dog days of summer arrive, would you do it?

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The changing landscape of manure management is a change in mindset from manure being animal waste to a high-value contributor to the bottom line of the farm.

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As spring approaches, you are sitting at your office desk thinking about the next hay season and what you can do to make the job easier and do it in less time.

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Sometimes simple questions are the hardest to answer, like what is a farm truck (FT)? Is that any truck on a farm property? Is it a pickup truck? Can it be an SUV? A semitractor trailer? A flatbed with a fifth wheel? Is it just in the eye of the beholder? It’s not as simple as that, of course.

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No one knows what the future holds. That’s not news to anyone; that’s Biblical, for goodness’ sake. It is also true that while the future is uncertain, change is inevitable – and change is not always for the good, at least not good for all.

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