Management Articles

The importance of a clean calf shed
Gemma Chuck

A critical way to reduce the spread of disease from one season to the next is by removing soiled bedding and thoroughly cleaning a calf shed.

Keeping your Dairy herd healthy by preventing heat stress

We’re coming up on some of the hottest months of the year. It’s time to get familiar with the signs of heat stress and how you can keep your dairy herd healthy and happy.

New AgroChem Footbath Dosing System Ensures Consistency, Saves Time, and Money and Eliminates Human Error

The Footbath Dosing System from AgroChem, Inc. delivers a precise quantity of pre-mixed footbath concentration at the touch of a button, with no manual measuring or mixing required.

A Farm in central Alberta runs the first commercial dairy farm contributing data to the Genome Canada project
Ellen Airhart

Number 1995 is a very special cow. Every day, this Holstein, mostly black with a white cat-face-shaped spot on her forehead, sticks her head into a trough that measures the exact amount of feed she eats.

Managing heat stress with your herd
Jolien Veneman, Cargill ruminant specialist & Kasper Dieho, Cargill ruminant technology application specialist

Heat stress in dairy cows carries a price tag. A combination of warm, humid weather can cause heat stress and reduce milk production and fertility.

Does Filtering Really Help Achieve Your Breeding Goals?
Brian Van Doormaal, General Manager, CDN Lynsay Beavers, Industry Liaison Coordinator, CDN

It can be argued that sire selection is the single most important element of a successful breeding program.

Predisposition to Rumen Acidosis
Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

URBANA, Ill. – Scientists are not sure why some cows develop the condition known as subacute ruminal acidosis, or SARA, but producers know it causes a number of minor symptoms that can create major problems.

Clarifying misconceptions in the dairy industry
Marianne Buza

In today’s world there are many misconceptions about agriculture.

Short duration treatment is the economical choice for mastitis treatment
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc

The new Veterinary Feed Directive rule has reminded the dairy industry to take a step back and ensure antibiotics are always being used in a judicious manner for animal treatment.

How Foot Rot Affects Your Herd
Koos Vis, Diamond Hoof Care LTD

The term foot rot or ‘hoof rot’ is one that might be used on your farm to describe a sore foot.

Reasons why you should use an injection to worm your dairy cows

The use of injectable versus pour-on worm treatments is a subject for much debate on Irish dairy farms.

Bluetongue vaccination ‘a must’ to prevent trade lockdown

Livestock farmers are being advised to vaccinate sheep and cattle for bluetongue this year in order to protect the free trading of stock, should the disease arrive in the UK. 

Early treatment crucial for calves with ear infections
John Campbell; Large Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

Ear infections are a common occurrence in young cattle. 

Communication key to Wisconsin’s Dairy future
Ben Brancel- Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Over the past month, the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection focused on finding a short-term solution for the dozens of Wisconsin dairy farm families who suddenly lost their milk market.

Grass Tetany in Cattle
Jim Church, Idaho County Agent, University of Idaho Extension

We have all heard about grass tetany and several of you may have experienced it firsthand on your ranch, so this article will probably not be breaking ground in regards to new information, but I thought it would be good

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Summer 2017


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