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How to Prepare for Grass Tetany, Grass Staggers
As spring comes, Dakota's cattlemen are advised to watch for grass tetany and be proactive about blood magnesium....
Management Tips: Strategies for Reducing Summer Fertility Lag
When summer winds down and temperatures begin to cool, dairy producers can forget about the lag in fertility as a result of heat stress, writes Todd Bilby, Ph.D., Merck Animal Health....
Drones a Possibility for Heat Detection and More
Activity monitors can make science fiction reality with drone/UAV technology, according to a Penn State extension educator. ...
What Can Dairy Care365™ Do for You?
Every day at Bridgewater Dairy, LLC, 240,000 pounds of milk – that’s more than 28,000 gallons – are marketed from northwestern Ohio to bottlers and supermarket chains throughout the Midwest. ...
When to Intervene During Calving
When it comes to success at calving, there are some things beyond the farmers control, writes a Kentucky veterinarian. ...
What Does My Dry Cow Need?
Good mineral nutrition during the dry period is a cost-effective way of reducing problems like milk fever, retained cleanings and slow calvings, advise Irish experts....
Cow Comfort: A Necessity Not an Option
Cow comfort is paramount in a productive and profitable dairy. What is needed for comfort, how to measure it and optimal management practices are laid out here for the asian dairy sector. ...
Developmental Disease in Ayrshires is Inheritable
A worrying disease in Ayrshire calves causing growth and intellectual retardation has been discovered by Finnish scientists. ...
Calving Preparation Guidelines: Start Planning Now
If you're spring calving this year then there is still time to get handling gates working properly if necessary, says Teagasc, Ireland's Agriculture and Food Development Authority. ...
Strategy to Increase Summer Fertility?
A hormonal protocol giving treatments before and after insemination could improve summer and autumn fertility, according to a study in the Journal of Dairy Science. ...
What Effect Does Subclinical Ketosis Have On Reproduction?
An scientific overview paper has collated evidence quantifying the health implications of subclinical ketosis. ...
Angus Bulls on Dairy Farms: As Easy as Black and Black and White
Docile, fertile and easy calving, Aberdeen-Angus cattle have complimented an Irish dairy herd for nearly twenty years. ...
Finding the Best Cheese Cow in Scandinavia
Genes have a major impact on milk coagulation and a cow's suitability for cheese production....
How to Use Activity Monitors to Get Her in Calf
Estrus detection is growing in popularity, particularly on MidWest farms, but with the benefits of higher insemination rates and labour savings, fine tuning is required. ...
How Can Sexed Semen Performance Be Improved?
Contrasting frozen and liquid sexed semen has revealed insights into how long samples remain viable. ...
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