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The onset of stress is often an opportunity for infection and disease that can ultimately have significant health consequences.

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It’s almost impossible to talk about heifer nutrition without focusing on rising input costs.

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Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) has caused much confusion among producers, veterinarians and researchers.

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Significant increases in dairy herd size have resulted in the need for hired labor to provide primary care and management to the cows.

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We’re often reminded of change this time of year as outdoor temperatures drop lower, leaves change color and shorts and sandals are exchanged for coats and boots. The change in temperature and weather can negatively impact udder health and, if not handled properly, can wreak havoc on teat ends.

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Editor’s note: This is the second of two articles discussing milk pricing.

In the last issue, we explained how processors in Federal Milk Marketing Orders (FMMO) pay different amounts into the pool based on whether their milk will be used to produce fluid milk products (Class I) or manufactured products (Class II, Class III or Class IV).

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