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Battling mastitis

Battling mastitis

While it might seem like this article is a case of “too little, too late,” take heart; seven months from now, it will be time to prepare for winter again!

February 27, 2015 4:30 pm(0)

Farmers, legislators debate corporate farming

North Dakota has watched dairy production grow in neighboring states as its own dairy herds have dwindled. One difference is the state’s stance against corporate farming, but members of the North Dakota Farmers Union say the numbers tell a different story.

February 16, 2015 3:45 pm(0)

First 60 days of lactation critical to maximize milk production potential

The transition period, 21 days before through 21 days after calving, is a challenging time for the dairy cow. Changes in pens, hormones, metabolism, rations and weather add stress, increasing a cow’s energy requirements. At the same time, her feed intake may be compromised – particularly in …

February 13, 2015 8:00 am(0)

Dairy Focus: Advantages of automated calf feeders

The I-29 Extension Dairy Consortium’s recent educational effort titled Raising Your Best Calf Ever updated calf raisers on the key components of raising dairy calves. It started with a “Boots on the Farm” tour of several exceptional Minnesota calf raisers and culminated with the recent four-…

February 06, 2015 3:30 pm(0)
Milk production potential

Milk production potential

Shoreview, Minn. [January 30, 2015] – The transition period, 21 days before through 21 days after calving, is a challenging time for the dairy cow. Changes in pens, hormones, metabolism, rations and weather add stress, increasing a cow’s energy requirements. At the same time, her feed intake…

February 01, 2015 4:45 pm(0)

Anti-corporate exemptions proposed for dairy, swine

As the dairy industry continues to shrink in North Dakota, lawmakers are looking to save it by allowing operators to incorporate.

January 29, 2015 8:30 am(0)

Dairy Focus: Choosing Alternative Feedstuffs in a Fickle Marketplace

NDSU Extension Service-Despite lower feed costs in recent months, declining farm-gate prices for milkwill have dairy farm managers sharpening their feed-planning pencils in search of cost-effective rations for 2015.

January 21, 2015 9:00 am(0)
Drop in ND dairies discouraging

Drop in ND dairies discouraging

A drop in the number of North Dakota dairy farms - from 350 in 2000 to 91 today - has led to scrutiny of a state law that allows only family members to form farming corporations.

January 20, 2015 3:30 pm Photos

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Bang or bust for first winter

Bang or bust for first winter

After last year’s winter, many calf raisers decided it was time to move calves out of hutches and into new or retrofitted barns.

January 15, 2015 9:00 am(0)

Dairy cattle producers want end to branding practices

Dairy cattle producers would like to end the practice of branding imported animals because it lowers their show value, according to members of the North Dakota Holstein Association.

December 19, 2014 8:30 am(0)
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