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Smooth, comfortable, stress-free. That’s what riding in a new vehicle feels like. And that’s exactly how your fresh heifers and cows want to transition into their lactation – with a smooth ride.

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After calving, a cow needs about three times more calcium than before calving.

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Management practices and nutritional strategies during the transition period have a significant impact on the health and productivity of the dairy cow and, as a consequence, influence both the profitability and longevity of the herd.

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The day I left for college, my mother showed me our farm’s financials and told me if I didn’t come back and improve the farm’s profitability, she was leaving my father.

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Farmer-led conservation groups have been growing in popularity as a way for farmers to expand environmentally sound practices and document their progress.

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For many in the dairy industry, personal strengths are typically working with cows, equipment and running the farm. As farms have expanded, managers have had to hire outside help to keep the farms successful and growing. With the addition of employees, many owners and managers have had to adjust their management practices and learn to work with different personality types.

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