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Category: Dairy

Baby, it’s HOT outside! For Calves, Too!

June 13, 2022

Temperature Humidity Index (THI) calculates the effects of both temperature and humidity. As we say in Wisconsin on those days when it’s miserable to be outside, “it’s not the heat, […]

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Rumen Health During the Transition Period

May 5, 2022

Seventy-five percent of dairy cow health disorders such as displaced abomasum (DA), metritis, and retained placenta (RP) happen in the first 30 days of lactation. The onset of lactation puts […]

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Have you seen the price of milk replacer lately?

April 7, 2022

Anyone who buys milk replacer has certainly noticed the increase in the price over the last year. Compared to March 2021, the price of milk replacers have increased by $15 […]

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Why You Need to Feed Digestible Enzymes to Your Cows

February 2, 2022

Working to get your cows to reach their full potential? Feeding digestible enzymes can help you do just that. Enzymes have become a top-rated tool our nutritionists use to improve […]

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Three Dairy Production Numbers You Need to Look At

September 13, 2021

One of my favorite phrases that I hear is, “we are drowning in information while starving for wisdom.” I am sure everyone has felt this at some point in their […]

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DFM and Enzyme Solutions to Improve Feed Efficiency On-Farm

May 25, 2021

Form-A-Feed provides DFM and enzyme technologies such as MultePli, Release II, Dairy S.C.O.P.E, and Sci-Mic 40-20 tailored to improve ruminal energy utilization.  These products do this by enhancing the rumen […]

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Supporting Dry Cow Nutrition with Lic Tubs

April 19, 2021

The importance of dry cow nutrition is recognized for multiple reasons. We expect this cow to do many things in a short period of time.  She needs to deliver a healthy calf, produce quality colostrum, and release and […]

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Milk Balancers and Fortifiers – What’s the Difference?

April 1, 2021

Feeding whole milk to calves makes sense in some dairy operations, but whole milk does not meet all of the calf’s nutritional needs.  You might say, “that doesn’t make sense!” […]

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Key considerations for clean colostrum and a healthy calf

February 11, 2021

Article originally written for and published by Progressive Dairy. Successful colostrum management requires careful attention to cleanliness. Colostrum, while it is still in a healthy cow, should have a bacteria […]

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Unlocking your heifer inventory goals

January 8, 2021

Article originally published March 11, 2020 for Progressive Dairy. There are many topics to discuss when managing heifer inventory. Producers give careful thought to feed and labor costs, reproduction, semen […]

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What do your employees make of your dairy’s herd management records?

December 18, 2020

As dairy farms become more sophisticated with the use of new technologies and digital dairy herd management records, on farm employee training needs to match the adaptation of new technologies […]

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The Most Common Reasons Cows Get Mastitis

October 29, 2020

Contracting mastitis in fresh dairy cows is a complicated process that requires a close look at the conditions and situations that allow for this harmful disease to develop. Mastitis is […]

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