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When Does a Cow In Labor Need Help?

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

How do you know when a cow is labor is having trouble? How do you know when to start helping her? Well, research done over 30 years ago at Oklahoma State University and at the Agricultural Research Service Laboratory in Miles City, Montana has some answers for us. They looked at how long “stage two” […]

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A Cow’s Teeth Tell Her Age, and Can Help With Culling Decisions

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on A Cow’s Teeth Tell Her Age, and Can Help With Culling Decisions

In order to maintain condition in a pasture setting without copious amounts of supplemental feed, a cow must have a full set of teeth that have not been worn down too much. Using dentition, or the condition and wear, of the cow’s teeth can be a useful tool to determine if the cow should stay […]

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Cow Nutrition Requirements: Calving to Breeding

By   /  January 1, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Cow Nutrition Requirements: Calving to Breeding

Thanks to South Dakota State Extension for this article! Nutritional management of the cow herd is more important during the periods of late pregnancy and early lactation than any other time in the annual production cycle. “Nutrition has a huge impact on the performance of both the cow and the newborn calf,” said Ken Olson, […]

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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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