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Cow Nutrition Requirements: Calving to Breeding

By   /  January 1, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

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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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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