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Feeding cows is very similar to conducting a financial assessment in respect to “What is the return on investment?”
Fresh cows that have been on a diet of forages high in calcium and potassium often are in for a rude awakening at freshening: hypocalcemia, also referred to as parturient paresis or “milk fever.” According to Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, clinical milk fever costs producers about $334 per case.
With more research focusing on transition health in dairy cows, producers are realizing its critical impact on milk production, return to fertility and culling risk.
Dairy herd managers seek to prevent freshening heifers from being overconditioned by dietary dilution with low-energy forages.
The cold, winter weather can wreck havoc on your day-to-day operations.
Cattle prices are still considerably lower than the highs of two years ago. However, Holstein cattle appear to be facing their own price pressure as buyers push discounts.
It’s easy to focus on heat stress and its impact on herd health during the dog days of summer, but one often-overlooked area is cold stress and how it compromises herd productivity and performance. Combating cold stress from the inside – at the cellular level – is an essential part of maintaining dairy herd reproductive health and production gains.
When determining where you want your herd to be in 5, 10 or 15 years, you should have a plan for housing heifers. It is just as important as projecting for future milking-herd facility needs.
Dairy farms come in all shapes and sizes. Each one is unique and each dairy producer has his or her own management style based on personal strengths and preferences. They have different habits or routines that characterize the farm.
Even though U.S. milk production surged 2.5% in October, shrinking production in other regions of the world and increasing global demand mean milk prices likely will improve significantly in 2017. USDA is projecting about $1/cwt increase in the All-Milk Price in 2017.