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There are a variety of different ways to orient a robotic milking stall within a pen, and it can be difficult to decide which orientation is best.

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Milk weights, calving intervals, pregnancy rates: Metrics are everywhere on a dairy. But, unlike other aspects of dairy management, there is no clear way to evaluate a cow’s immune function. Yet, a strong immune system is vital for dairy health and performance. Without it, pathogens win.

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Cows need protein but do not have a requirement for protein, per se. Instead, they require amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein.

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There are several dairy feeding programs being utilized by dairies around the world. Some of the more popular include EZ Feed, Feedwatch, TMR Tracker and One Feed. Regardless of which program a dairy uses, the important thing is to be able to get concise usable information from it to help manage the biggest dairy expense and cornerstone to milk production level: feed.

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The Webb family and their partners at Heglar Creek Dairy in Declo, Idaho, led a virtual roundtable discussion at the 2021 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, sharing their story of how hard work and a positive attitude have contributed to their growth and success.

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Manure is not a liability; it’s an asset. As livestock and cash grain margins narrow for the foreseeable future, producers should start viewing manure with the rose-colored glasses it deserves.

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