PSU Extension Releases Best Milking Practices Online Course

Mastitis is a serious condition that not only affects a herd’s output, but their quality of life, as well. Dairy Herd Management just announced that Penn State University Extension currently offers an online course called “Best Milking Practices.” This is a self-paced course for producers, employees, and managers in the dairy industry. It covers concepts […]

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USPOULTRY Approves 7 New Research Grants

Research is an integral part of any industry, especially animal nutrition. New developments can help the industry evolve to better serve consumers. The Poultry Site just released an article that talks about how USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation approved seven new research grants at five institutions. The total amount allocated is $355,000. Selection is done […]

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Are You Choosing MPP or LGM for 2018?

With 2017 about to be over, producers have a few weeks to decide if they want to re-enroll in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy or go for the Livestock Gross Margin insurance program instead. Just in case producers have had their heads buried in managing their operations this year, Sonny Perdue, who is the […]

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Are You Going To Stay Or Sell Out?

The dairy industry, much like any other industry, has gone through a lot of tough times, especially in the last few years. A lot of small to mid-sized operations have gone “belly up,” but not without a fight. With the way the industry is going, there are still a few small operations that doggedly refuse […]

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South Korea Removes U.S. Poultry Ban

U.S. broiler companies will be thrilled to hear that South Korea has lifted the ban on poultry and poultry products from the U.S. According to an article in Poultry Times, the ban was lifted for products slaughtered after August 16, 2017. The ban was put in place due to the detection of HPAI (highly pathogenic […]

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Holstein Sire Evaluations to Change by April 2018

Holstein sire evaluations will change by April 2018, according to an article I read in Dairy Herd Management. There will be six health traits added. These are ketosis, metritis, hypocalcemia, retained placentas, and displaced abosamus, in no particular order. These evaluations are to be presented as percentages. A higher positive value will indicate greater resistance […]

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3-Step Body Condition Scoring by UW Extension Specialists

Body condition scoring for range cattle just got easier. University of Wyoming Extension released a 3-step scoring system that can help producers determine cattle body condition scores. Derek Scasta is one of the authors and a UW Extension range specialist. He collaborated with Scott Lake, a beef specialist from UW Extension for this project. The […]

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