The Double Whammy of Raising Too Many Heifers


The high cost of feeding excess heifers and the low price for them at the sale barn is a double hit to the pocket book

Tags: Farm Management, Health, Heifers

Veterinary Feed Directive: A year in review


New Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) regulations were implemented on Jan. 1, 2017, by the FDA and required producers to get authorization from a veterinarian before purchasing and administering antibiotics that can also be used to treat human diseases for livestock.

Tags: Health, Nutrition, Veterinary Feed Directive

The future of your herd will be determined before the calf is born


As a dairy producer, ensuring your calves have the best start to life begins before the calf is born. The care and nutrition you provide the cow while its calf is in utero can set that calf up for life.

Tags: Calf Health, Health, Herd, Nutrition

MicroRNAs may predict lifelong cattle health, productivity


Scientists found that microRNA levels in blood could be used to predict future health and productivity of dairy cattle.

Tags: Health, Herd, Productivity

First Ever Licensed Vaccine for Klebsiella Mastitis in Dairy Cattle


Dairy producers and veterinarians now have another tool in the prevention and reduction in antibiotic use with the debut of the first vaccine licensed for dairy cattle to prevent mastitis caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae. AgriLabs announced on July 23 that KLEBVax SRP was now available on the market.

Tags: Health, Mastitis, Milk Production, Vaccine