Management Tips; Winter Care

Does your teat dip protect against harsh winter conditions?

Does your teat dip protect against harsh winter conditions?

2/13/2019

Several factors can affect teat skin condition. These include weather, housing conditions, teat disinfectant chemistry, milking system settings and micro-organisms. Adverse weather conditions (cold, wind, humidity, direct sun, etc.) can negatively affect teat-end and skin integrity.

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Dairy Farm Winter Preparedness

Dairy Farm Winter Preparedness

2/8/2019

Weather this time of year can change in a hurry. Are dairy producers ready for winter?

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Are Your Farm Employees Prepared for Winter Conditions?

Are Your Farm Employees Prepared for Winter Conditions?

2/1/2019

Knowledge and prevention are keyCold and snow create challenges for everyone, especially for immigrant workers who may not be familiar with extreme cold.

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Caring for the Lactating Dairy Herd in Extreme Cold

Caring for the Lactating Dairy Herd in Extreme Cold

1/12/2018

Caring for the lactating dairy herd in extreme cold conditions also has its challenges. If not properly cared for producers may see a decline in performance including total milk production, increasing somatic cell counts due to mastitis, losses in reproductive efficiency and even decreased growth in young first calf heifers if the extreme cold continues for extended periods of time.

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