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By Angie Golombeski, Ph.D., Nov 25, 2020
Dairymen strive to successfully grow and harvest high-quality forages that can then be used as the basis for the lactating cow ration to maximize health and production while minimizing purchased feed costs. Even if forages are harvested under ideal conditions that allow for adequate fermentation, some conditions during fermentation and feed-out can create challenges...READ MORE ›

By Ernie Hansen, M.S., Nov 16, 2020
As we near the end of 2020 — a year whose outcome no one could ever have predicted — I want to take a moment to introduce to you our newest technology center, LLRC-2. Many of you are aware that LLRC-1 (a 2,500-head wean-finish research facility) was built in 2017...READ MORE ›

By Ellan Dufour, M.S., Oct 21, 2020
Passive immunity in dairy calves is evaluated by measuring the serum total protein (STP) within the first 1 to 7 days of life. This measurement offers us information directly correlated to an individual calf’s immune status, their likeliness of morbidity and mortality, and the effectiveness of the colostrum management programs in place. ..READ MORE ›