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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 ›

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 ›