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Can Mastitis Be Detected Early On?

Mastitis lessens productivity and puts the whole dairy operation at risk. It is one of those conditions that become costlier if left untreated. Now, what if you could detect it early on? The Dairy Site just published an article with multiple options to help diagnose mastitis earlier. While a California mastitis test will tell you [...]

2019-01-28T15:08:59-06:00January 28th, 2019|

Injectable Trace Minerals to Combat Aflatoxins in Dairy Cows

Aflatoxins are produced by some types of fungi. These toxins may be found on certain crops like corn, cottonseed, peanuts, and also tree nuts. Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus are the main fungi that produce aflatoxins. According to an article on The Dairy Site, injectable trace minerals can help dairy cattle that ingest this type [...]

2018-09-18T17:28:37-05:00September 18th, 2018|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Colostrum Is Still King

Colostrum is just as vital to calves as it is to newborn babies. We all know that it contains essential immunoglobulin (Igs) to strengthen immunity and an unmatched energy level. In this article by Hoard’s Dairyman, Maggie Seiler quotes Mike VanAmburgh of Cornell University to discover why colostrum is a must for calves. Colostrum is [...]

2018-07-27T09:29:04-05:00July 27th, 2018|

MPP-Dairy Check Processing Began on June 4

We talked about MPP-Dairy a few months ago. According to Progressive Dairyman, the deadline was on June 1, 2018. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) made certain that interested farmers were able to enroll by the June 1 deadline. They were given the option to download and fill out the application form or to visit the FSA [...]

2018-06-20T12:42:46-05:00June 20th, 2018|

Is Low-Cost the Optimal Choice for Calves?

I dropped by Dairy Herd Management and came across an interesting article. For the longest time, I had been wondering if low-cost calf feeding was the ultimate was to improve gains for dairy farmers. I guess the article by guest writer, Robert B Corbett DVM, PAS, answered most of my questions. The cost of raising [...]

2018-05-30T16:12:25-05:00May 30th, 2018|