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Stable Flies Can Be a Problem Even If You Don’t Have a Stable

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Livestock, Pigs  /  Comments Off on Stable Flies Can Be a Problem Even If You Don’t Have a Stable

Fly season may be coming to an end as summer draws to a close, but it’s never too early to get ready for next year.

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Dairy Cows Head to Pasture for the First Time on Providence Farm

By   /  August 7, 2017  /  Dairy Cattle, Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning, Water  /  3 Comments

Vermont’s Providence Dairy is transitioning from a tie-stall barn to pasture-based dairying. Here are some of the challenges the Connors faced this first spring and how they’ve solved them.

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Dairy Cow Body Condition Scoring

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Dairy Cow Body Condition Scoring

Scoring can help identify health problems or her management issues. It’s as easy as standing behind your cow and comparing her to these photos.

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Save Calves from Scours

By   /  January 23, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  5 Comments

It’s a management problem – and solution. Here are the symptoms, treatment and prevention.

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Transitioning from Confinement to Pastured Dairy – One Farm’s Process

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  2 Comments

This is the first of a series of articles about the transition to grazing for Jonathan and Maryann Connor of Providence Dairy in Addison, VT. We will cover the farmers’ decision making process, their goals, the planning process, funding, and implementation, along with successes and challenges faced. We look forward to readers’ comments and shared […]

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