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When the Henschel family of Manawa, Wisconsin, built a freestall barn for robots last year, they could not stand the thought of the former tiestall barn sitting empty. After a thorough gutting and renovation, the barn has a renewed purpose for calves, dry cows and maternity.

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You’re busy – milking cows, managing employees, harvesting crops. With that in mind, Progressive Dairyman launched this column: “What happened? What’s next?”

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Dairy farmers attending a summit meeting to explore dairy policy and marketing options overwhelmingly supported some method of milk supply management but worried congressional action might take too long for many of them to survive.

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The Republic of Senegal, a former French colony that gained its independence in 1960, is the most western country on the African continent. This semi-tropical country has a population of about 16.25 million people and has seen its population increase over 60 percent since the beginning of the 21st century.

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In the August issue, I reviewed three sources of published data on the status of the dairy industry in Pennsylvania and came away with the understanding that, by all reports (NASS, PAMMB, Federal Milk Market Orders 01, 05, 33), milk cow numbers have barely fluctuated in the state since 2013.

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Chromium supplementation minimizes the negative effects of the stress response by consistently decreasing serum cortisol during stressful periods for cattle and other species.

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