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Wearing Gloves on a Dairy Farm
Wearing gloves is a very simple management practice that could help to reduce milk quality issues and limit spreading of contagious and environmental bacteria between quarters and cows....
Mammary stem cells challenge costly bovine disease
Mastitis is the most expensive disease in the dairy industry. Each clinical case can cost a dairy farmer more than $400 and damages both the cow’s future output as well as her comfort....
What is Mastitis Costing You?
Mastitis costs dairy farms more than any other disease. Control clinical and subclinical infections to improve milk quality and boost profitability, writes Amber Yutzy, Penn State Dairy Extension Educator....
Dynamic testing at Usk Prison Farm
High cell counts, over reliance on antibiotics and unsettled cows can be an issue in any milking parlour. When that parlour is 30 years old and unlikely to be replaced in the near future, finding a working solution is urgent....
Managing Cow Lactation Cycles
Poor feeding management of cows can lead to shorter, lower yielding lactations and increase calving interval. This report by John Moran from Asia Dairy Network explains the changing feed requirements of cows over the lactation cycle and how to match this...
What Has Happened to Australian Milk Since Deregulation?
Far from doubling in size, Australia's milk output as at best stagnated since deregulation, reports Dairy Farmers of Canada. ...
What Can Dairy Care365™ Do for You?
Every day at Bridgewater Dairy, LLC, 240,000 pounds of milk – that’s more than 28,000 gallons – are marketed from northwestern Ohio to bottlers and supermarket chains throughout the Midwest. ...
Making Milk From Forage: Principles Are Important
To optimize milk component production from forages we must understand rumen fiber digestion and passage, says a leading US forage researcher. ...
What Story Does Your Culling Pattern Tell You?
If you are culling over a third of your herd then its too much, Virginia farmers are hearing as part of a way to boost profits. ...
Inconsistencies Found in Comparisons of Organic and Conventional Milk
Consumers perceive that organic cow milk differs from conventionally produced milk and that these differences justify the premium price for organic milk....
Concentrates on Irish Dairies: Milk Solids Improve, Pasture Deteriorates
Purchased feeds boost milk solids on pasture based, spring calving farms but frequently lead to declining use and profit from pasture, according to an Irish study....
Scientists Probe Milk Carbohydrates
Milk is under the microscope in a bid to breed for a change in carbohydrate content, hopefully improving infant milk formula. ...
Where Halloumi Cheese Comes From
Cypriot dairying takes place in a land of extreme temperatures where a rapidly developing sector is underpinning a £90 million a year cheese segment. ...
Esophageal Feeder: Calf Life Saver
Reasons for a calf not to suckle are many and varied, with even cold weather making calves less likely to nurse. A useful tool to have is an esophogeal feeder and Dr Michelle Arnold of the University of Kentucky explains why. ...
Ireland's Dairy Story: Expanding Sustainably
Expansion is on the cards in Southern Ireland, but a County Cork family is looking to minimise the impacts of almost doubling output....
 
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