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The topic of “intensified feeding or accelerated growth” has garnered a great deal of discussion, and the concept has been applied in both research and on-farm trials in various ways. Much of this discussion involves differences in perspectives about how to best manage the nutrition and nutrient intake and weaning of the calf.

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Improved efficiency in the production of milk has resulted in a huge reduction in the dairy industry’s carbon footprint, making it very “green,” said a University of Illinois Extension dairy specialist.

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Dairy operations can be subdivided into sets of tasks. When these tasks are thought about individually, they are very simple. Collectively, these tasks represent the overall operation of successful dairy production.

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Whether it’s a sudden increase in somatic cell count that has left you puzzled or other events such as increasing herd size that may be jeopardizing parlor efficiency, a milking-time evaluation is one way to assess milking routine and machine function to determine where adjustments can be made.

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You’re sitting at your desk and looking over the most recent lab reports from your farm.

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If 2008 wasn’t an interesting year for the forage industry I don’t know what would be.

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