A complete dry cow program sets cows up for success in the next lactation and yields returns through improved milk quality, optimum herd health and overall Dairy Wellness. But what makes a dry cow program complete?
A large, ongoing study of dairy herds found farmers are consistently great managers, but there are six leading factors that account for the biggest variation in farm profitability. Are you letting any of these factors affect your profits?
Just one single residue violation can negatively impact a dairy’s reputation and consumers’ perceptions of the industry. Avoid the damage of drug residue violations by recognizing the leading causes and following these procedures to avoid them.
What a calf is exposed to in the maternity pen can make or break her future in your dairy herd. Here are a few rules to follow for a good maternity pen management routine.
Register for the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association Conference
Have you registered for the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association Conference taking place April 11 to 13, 2017? The association’s annual conference provides the latest in industry happenings, calf and heifer management strategies, hands-on demonstrations and unmatched networking opportunities.
Progressive Breeders’ Registry Honors Top Registered Holstein BRATTLEBORO, Vt., December 18, 2017 – Holstein Association USA is pleased to announce the recipients of 2017 Progressive Breeders’ RegistrySM. The Progressive Breeders’ Registry (PBR), established in 1937, recognizes top Registered Holstein® homebred herds based on elite milk production and classification scores. The Association’s longest running award honors over 200 breeders annually. To qualify for the PBR award, a herd must be a member of both their national and state associations, enrolled in the Deluxe or Premier TriStarSM options, and participate in a
PDPW Dairy Wellbeing Workshops Scheduled for Feb 7 and 8 in Green Bay Demand for Transparency Increases Focus on Animal Care Practices of Dairy Farmers DAIRY NEWS – Dairy farmers, herd managers and industry professionals will gain new perspective on animal welfare issues like lameness, body condition scoring, and cull-cow management at the PDPW Dairy Wellbeing Workshop, presented by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW). Two one-day sessions will be held on Wed., Feb 7, and Thurs., Feb. 8, both at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wis., from 8 a.m.
Agreement on Plans to Merge Koepon & CRI SHAWANO, Wisconsin – The boards of directors of Koepon Holding BV and Cooperative Resources International (CRI) have reached agreement on a plan to merge their organizations. The agreement is non-binding, and subject to due diligence and other customary conditions, including receipt of requisite governmental and other consents and approvals. Once completed, final agreement will be conditional upon approval by both boards of directors as well as the delegates of CRI. If successful, the organizations plan to formalize the merger by mid-2018. Both