Monday, June 26, 2017
Holsteins

Antimicrobials that you may have purchased in the past as over-the-counter for your feeding program will now require a VFD from your Veterinarian of Record.

Treatment failure of clinical mastitis is usually attributed to decreased efficacy of the drug used. However, many other factors come into play.

Proper fertilization, use of disease-resistant varieties, insect control, cutting management, and use of herbicides are necessary to an alfalfa stand.

As farmers plan to transfer the family business to the next generation, there is a myriad of decisions to be made.

Now is the time to review management practices to prevent possible botulism and listeriosis health risks associated with poor quality small grain baleage.

Controlling expenses will continue to be an important factor in both short and long-term profitability of dairy farms.

When used wisely, GMOs can alleviate disease and hunger. Educating people about the potential advantages and potential disadvantages of GMOs is important.

The dairy industry will continue to modernize with new herd management technology, robotic milkers and automated milk feeding systems.

Since alfalfa has begun to grow, metribuzin can't be applied to alfalfa this spring, unless you are in an area where plants have not begun to grow.

Helping get 4-H calves off to a healthy start begins at the dairy. Work with the youth that buy your calves to help them and their calf thrive.
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