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Alta claims gold medal in Holstein sire fertility
Alta has set the equivalent of an Olympic record recently with the USDA release of the new Sire Conception Rate (SCR) evaluation. The SCR evaluation is a more accurate measure of an individual bull’s ability to get cows pregnant. An SCR of +1 or -1 means a bull will produce conception rates that are 1% higher or lower, respectively, than an average fertility bull.

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Dairy farming is a complex business which demands accurate records and careful financial management. Both financial and production records are required in order to provide the information on which the farm manager can make critical decisions. Unfortunately, since farming is widely viewed as “a way of life” rather than a business, the financial management tools long available in other industries have not been universally embraced by producers.

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Bruce and Brad Scott of Scott Brothers Dairy located in San Jacinto, California, have big plans this fall.

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The Federal Milk Marketing Orders are a collective enterprise designed to work for the benefit of the whole, not a few.

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series of articles that discuss milk pricing.

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The [CowSigns] program helps monitor key parameters more accurately by compiling data on specific management areas and comparing current data and trends to optimal values (input versus output metrics) in order to pinpoint bottlenecks and opportunities. The following article is a follow-up and update about the program and what it is proving about cow comfort.

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