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CDCB announces updates alongside the December genetic evaluations. These announcements relate to updated crossbred evaluations, as well as foreign fertility evaluations.

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Veterinary medicine continues to change, and more female vets are working on dairies than ever before. While physical strength will always be a challenge, these animal health professionals are relying on brains over brawn to confront daily obstacles, including gender bias.

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In this era of component pricing, the message to dairies has been clear: Make more components and make less water. However, the devil is in the details as milk flow and pounds of components are inextricably linked.

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Even with milk prices trending up and 2020 looking to be even better, there is lots of uncertainty still in the marketplace. Continuing weather issues, trade and tariff issues, plus forage quality and availability all weigh heavy on producers’ minds as they struggle to finish the 2019 season.

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Fifteen years after Fair Oaks Farms opened its doors to the public to showcase modern agriculture and innovation in the industry, the farm’s founders, Mike and Sue McCloskey, held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its latest adoption of technology – an 800-cow freestall barn with 12 milking robots.

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On Nov. 14, Fair Oaks Farms held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new automated milking facility. The barn can hold up to 840 cows with 12 robots positioned in the center of the barn.

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