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.
Genetic patent claim an assault on entire Australian livestock industry: O’Sullivan By James Nason, 27 February 2018 An extraordinary case in which a giant US meat corporation and a small US shelf-company appear set to be granted a patent over methods of genomic analysis in the Australian cattle industry is set to come to a head this Friday…….. READ MORE…..https://www.beefcentral.com/news/genetic-patent-claim-an-assault-on-entire-australian-livestock-industry-osullivan/ Genetic patent claim an assault on entire Australian livestock industry: O’Sullivan
Dairy Promotion Directors Elect Board Officers ROSEMONT, IL – Leaders of Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) and the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA) announce the following dairy farmers as new officers. The DMI and NDB elections were held during the February board meeting of DMI. DMI officers: Chair – Marilyn Hershey, Cochranville, Pa. Vice Chair – Steve Maddox, Riverdale, Calif. Secretary – David “Skip” Hardie, Lansing, N.Y. Treasurer – Larry Hancock, Muleshoe, Texas DMI, which manages the national
2/22/18 – New Holland Thursday Cattle and Calves Auction New Holland, PA Wed Feb 21, 2018 USDA – Ag Market News New Holland Sales Stables – New Holland, PA Dairy Replacement Cattle Auction Report for Wednesday, February 21, 2018 *** Next Heifer Special Wednesday, March 14th @ 10:30am *** Receipts: 372 Last Sale: 766 Last Year: 220 Compared to last week, Holstein cows sold mostly steady to weak on a large supply. Demand moderate. Holstein bulls sold steady to 100.00 lower. Bred Holstein heifers sold mostly 100.00-200.00 lower on a