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Managing The Big 3 Dairy Farm Expenses

While the Dairy Revenue Protection is still on the way, I thought this article might help producers who are struggling with low milk prices. These tips from Dairy Herd Management by Peter Erickson of the University Of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension might be what you need to get by until the new insurance program kicks in. [...]

2018-09-06T13:30:04-05:00September 6th, 2018|

Genetically Modified Pigs Resistant to PRRS

With summer in full swing, I thought I’d share this article from Pig Health Today. It talks about how heat stress affects pigs and your profits. Aside from reduced performance, it can compromise pigs’ gastrointestinal system and cause them to reduce their feed intake and it also leads to higher mortality rates. Let’s talk about [...]

2018-08-22T09:55:39-05:00August 22nd, 2018|

Can Natural Disease Resistance Be Bred Into Birds?

Imagine breeding birds in such a way that you make them resistant to diseases. With antibiotic-free being such a hot topic these days, that would be a welcome option. Mortality rates would drop significantly and producers would only have to worry about getting the birds to the right size. Well, according to an article in [...]

2018-08-21T11:12:46-05:00August 21st, 2018|

Dairy Revenue Protection Launching This October

We all know the milk industry has been a “bit” shaky as of late. So I thought I’d share an article I found on Progressive Dairyman, since the industry could use a bit of good news right about now. Dairy Revenue Protection insurance coverage is due to launch early this October. This will provide dairy [...]

2018-08-21T08:28:19-05:00August 21st, 2018|

Injectable Trace Mineral Supplementation For Cattle

Maintaining optimal mineral status in cattle can be tricky for producers, especially for herds in the pasture. This is why a lot of them implement mineral supplementation. Drovers just shared an insightful article that talks about recent studies done by the University of Illinois. Animal scientists from the University of Illinois studied the effects of [...]

2018-08-13T08:31:24-05:00August 13th, 2018|

UV Light For Broilers

Windows in poultry houses? Trust me, it isn’t just to improve the view. Poultry Health Today recently published an interesting video that talks about the importance of light for broilers. Poultry Health Today spoke with Rachel Lynn Dennis, Ph.D., who is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland. UV light improves the environment for [...]

2018-08-10T17:11:41-05:00August 10th, 2018|

The #10GallonChallenge Takes Over Social Media

With the state of milk prices today, we’re happy to see someone trying to help dairy producers and also people in need at the same time. Dairy Herd Management just published another amazing story that I just had to share. Have you heard of the #10GallonChallenge? Ty Higgins is a farm broadcaster. He developed the [...]

2018-08-09T11:29:37-05:00August 9th, 2018|

Are You Hunting for A Headhunter?

Not all job searches can be filled by HR departments. There are many factors that will make it necessary for animal nutrition companies to consider the use of external staffing solutions to find ideal candidates for a particular role. Some factors will include long work hours, difficult commutes, high amounts of overnight travel or the [...]

2018-08-08T14:14:17-05:00August 8th, 2018|

Treating Foot Rot Early

With the warmer weather upon us, most people are more than ready for the summer. The wise producer, however, understands that warm weather comes with its share of problem, too. Rhonda McCurry of Beef Magazine addresses one of the most stressful summer concerns, foot rot in livestock. Foot rot can be attributed to a combination [...]

2018-08-02T16:29:30-05:00August 2nd, 2018|

Managing Heat Stress In The Summer

Dairy Herd Management just published an article by Maureen Hanson that will be quite beneficial for producers, especially since summer is here. Many farms prefer to keep their pre-weaned dairy calves in calf hutches, as this is said to provide many advantages. Sadly, the lack of climate control can be hard on calves and may [...]

2018-08-01T15:56:50-05:00August 1st, 2018|