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By Twig Marston, Ph.D., Oct 14, 2020
When planning the management program for the late-gestation cowherd, we need to be preparing for what’s next. “What’s next?” sounds like a loaded question. For spring-calving cowherds, building colostrum and the upcoming calving season are the first steps that come to mind...READ MORE ›

By Jon Pretz, PH.D., Sep 23, 2020
It is well-known that once corn silage is harvested and ensiled, it takes some time before the silage will reach its optimal feed quality. A key goal when ensiling corn silage is to reduce oxygen and raise acidity rapidly so that lactic acid bacteria will go to stabilize and preserve the silage...READ MORE ›

By Jamie Pietig, M.S., Sep 17, 2020
Without a doubt, 2020 will go down in the record books as one of the most challenging years ever for the livestock industry, family farms and rural communities. Pork producers have certainly felt the abuse 2020 has thrown at the U.S. agriculture sector. ..READ MORE ›