By Angie Manthey, Ph.D., Jul 25, 2019
Currently, one of the biggest opportunities for increased performance on our dairy farms centers around our fresh cow program. Fresh cows have a great opportunity for production potential, but if we do not set them up for success properly, they will not be able to achieve an optimal level of production. ..READ MORE ›
By Lori Stevermer, Jul 22, 2019
Tail-biting can affect either a single pig or an entire pen. It can be sporadic or chronic, but one thing is certain: Tail-biting is a vice behavior that frustrates animal care workers, farm managers, swine nutritionists and veterinarians alike...READ MORE ›
By Angie Manthey, Ph.D., Jul 16, 2019
It’s no secret that there have been weather-related challenges across much of the U.S. this spring. Due to conditions like excessive snow and cold or relentless rainfall and cloudy days, planting delays have been widespread, causing many to reconsider their seeding decisions if spray and fertilizer weren’t already applied...READ MORE ›
By Ellan Dufour, M.S., Jun 27, 2019
It is common knowledge for some but less well-known by others that seasonality has a significant impact on the performance of pre- and immediately post-weaned dairy heifer calves...READ MORE ›
By James Gaspers, Ph.D., Jun 13, 2019

The stocker cattle segment of the beef industry takes young, lightweight, weaned calves and devel..READ MORE ›

By Stewart Galloway, Ph.D., May 28, 2019

The Start-Stop-Continue exercise is a simple but useful tool for both personal and team developme..READ MORE ›

By Jon Pretz, PH.D., May 14, 2019

Alfalfa stands across the Midwest are sometimes damaged during the winter and early spring...READ MORE ›

By Jamie Pietig, M.S., May 13, 2019
Due to the changing dynamics of today’s workforce, many of our animal care workers have limited..READ MORE ›
By Ellan Dufour, M.S., Apr 23, 2019

Young calves are around 70–75 percent water by bodyweight and must be well-hydrated in order to s..READ MORE ›

By Angie Manthey, Ph.D., Mar 20, 2019

Recently dairy farmers have faced several challenges, and one of the largest of those challenges ..READ MORE ›