Management Articles

Strong heifers through optimised nutrition
Emmy Koeleman

The first 2 months of a dairy cow are critical. Nutritional programming can help to produce stronger heifers and hence have a better producing dairy cow.

Dairy feed bunk management
Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator Wayne County, Ohio State University Extension

The current state of the dairy economy has dairy farm managers looking for ways to improve cow productivity and reduce expenses.

Factors Causing Uterine Infections in Cattle
Michael L. O'Connor, Professor of Dairy Science

Uterine infection is a major problem in reproductive management, second only to inefficient estrous detection.

Detecting Lump Jaw in your herd
Heather Smith Thomas

Lump jaw in cattle is a bacterial infection of the jawbone. Bacteria are often present in the mouth of cattle, so anything that punctures the mouth tissues may open the way for infection, which can lead to lump jaw.

Keeping your calves healthy this fall

Experience tells us that fall can be a treacherous season for keeping calves healthy.

Planning ahead to maintain udder health during winter
Dan Seversen

Sudden shifts in the weather are a stark reminder that dairy producers need to plan ahead to maintain udder health during the winter, says J.W. Schroeder, North Dakota State University Extension Service dairy specialist.

Improvements in today’s Dairy housing and facilities
Heidi Carroll

During the September 6th Animal Care Wednesday Webinar, we heard from Jim Salfer, Dairy Extension Educator at University of Minnesota Extension.

Determine how many replacement heifers you need
Jason Hartschuh

Calves and heifers are an important part of the farm since they are the future of the operation in more than one way.

Optimizing nutrition and management in transistion cows saves you money

One of the most demanding times in the life of a dairy cow is the period three weeks before and after calving.

Speeding up conception rates within your herd
Paul Post, New York Correspondent

Raising heifers can account for 20 to 40 percent of a dairy farm’s overall costs. The longer calves feed before getting pregnant and producing milk, the more they subtract from the farm’s bottom line.

Clarifide® Plus proves to manage disease and improve herd profitability

Dairy producers can confidently use Clarifide® Plus to better manage disease and improve herd profitability.

Keeping your workers safe during calving

Farmers preparing for calving should also be thinking about effective ways to keep workers safe and well, says WorkSafe’s agriculture sector lead Al McCone.

Two new approaches could prevent heat stress while saving energy and water use

Innovative cooling technologies tested on dairy cows at the University of California, Davis, are addressing the long-standing challenge of keeping dairy cows cool in heat-stressed California.

Dealing with “Down” cows in your herd
Marianne Buza, Michigan State University Extension, and Shelby Babisz, MSU Extension Intern

Ensuring the health of cows on dairy farms is one of the producer’s main concerns.

Good management practices increase silage safety

On a farm, even a simple task can turn into danger in an instant. There are many “simple” tasks during annual silage production and harvest that are so familiar we can become distracted and lose the focus required to ensure

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Mid Fall Special 2017


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