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We would like to start this letter by introducing ourselves. Our names are Mireille Chahine and Mario de Haro-Martí. We are husband and wife, and we both work at the University of Idaho Extension, supporting you and the dairy industry.

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In recent years, there has been an increased interest to harvest cover crop cereal grain forages such as rye or triticale in spring to help supplement inventories.

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Eric Weaver of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, advocates for agriculture and the dairy industry online but not through the typical forms of social media like Facebook and Instagram. Rather, Eric – also known by his followers as “The 10th Generation Dairyman” – looked to YouTube in 2018 to share his farm’s story.

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This is not another article about how important fresh, clean water is for calves. Instead, this article focuses on why feeding water from day one is so vital. The "why" is rumen development and the long-term benefits for animal health and productivity.

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Prior to the April genetic evaluations, model changes were announced for both calving ease and stillbirth. These changes considerably improved the accuracy of the traits and improved the stability of the evaluations.

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If you do nothing else in 2020 to reduce expenses on your dairy, do this one thing: Implement a purchase order (PO) system.

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