By Jon Pretz, PH.D., Oct 02, 2019
Over the past several years, on-farm income for dairy producers has been less than ideal due to lower-than-average milk prices nationwide. In order to remain in business during tough times, it is sometimes necessary to turn to novel nutritional strategies when considering ways to increase feed efficiency and lower the cost of production. ..READ MORE ›
By Jon Pretz, PH.D., Sep 19, 2019
Optimizing milkfat is advantageous for both the performance of the animal and the profitability of the farm. In current dairy economics, butterfat continues to account for more than half of the producer’s milk check. ..READ MORE ›
By Ellan Dufour, M.S., Aug 27, 2019
For both ethical and economic reasons, the push to reduce antibiotic use in calf-raising facilities continues to increase, and new research attempts to illustrate various ways that calf managers can implement realistic and sensible disease-prevention strategies in their calf raising programs...READ MORE ›
By Twig Marston, Ph.D., Aug 15, 2019
In the cattle business, there are few things as rewarding as getting weaned calves and newly arrived feeder cattle off to a good start. The first 30–45 days after weaning and/or commingling can set the tone for calves’ lifelong health, performance and profitability...READ MORE ›
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 Jon Pretz, PH.D., May 14, 2019

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

By Ellan Dufour, M.S., Feb 20, 2019

When performing daily walk-throughs with your calves there are four things to consider: feed, wat..READ MORE ›

By Jon Pretz, PH.D., Jan 23, 2019

Dairy producers across the United States continue to face countless challenges as they experience..READ MORE ›