Mar 21, 2016
If you're a dairy farmer, there's a host of excellent reasons to get yourself down to Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the end of March. None more essential than a visit to Tire Sidewall Depot's booth #483C at the upcoming 2016 Central Plains Dairy Expo.
Mar 07, 2016
What free-admission trade show features more than 700 booths, over 400 vendors, draws visitors from Wisconsin, Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Minnesota, Illinois and Canada, includes a centrally located tent offering a wide selection of food, provides...
Feb 22, 2016
The most effective way to minimize costs when making silage for your dairy cows is to maximize the quality. Various factors must be considered at virtually every stage of the ensiling process, from initial fermentation to oxygen exposure at opening.
Feb 08, 2016
Planning a trip to upstate NY in February may not be uppermost in your mind, but think about this: Syracuse offers great food, dancing, skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, snowmobiling, fascinating museums, and the sensational (not to mention...
Feb 01, 2016
Losses during ensiling are known as silage shrink. Besides depleting dry matter (DM), silage shrink also reduces availability of the most digestible nutrients, thereby resulting not only in less, but in lower quality silage.
Jan 26, 2016
Let’s face it; anything spoiled is unappetizing … and spoiled silage is no exception. But unappetizing is the least of it. Tainted silage reduces herd intake and production by disrupting normal rumen function.
Jan 20, 2016
Dairy farms with cow-comfort issues usually suffer from poorer reproduction, higher cull rates, lower production, more disease, and higher somatic cell counts or clinical mastitis.
Jan 12, 2016
If you think B. linens are bed sheets with holes and stains, think again.
Jan 08, 2016
When cows vocalize there’s usually a reason for it … and, for the most part, it’s not because they’re happy. Save for the sound of chewing, contented cows are quiet ones.
Jan 06, 2016
Salmonella (bacteria commonly found in the intestines of animals and birds) can be transmitted to people when they eat foods contaminated with it.