Injectable Trace Minerals to Combat Aflatoxins in Dairy Cows

Aflatoxins are produced by some types of fungi. These toxins may be found on certain crops like corn, cottonseed, peanuts, and also tree nuts. Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus are the main fungi that produce aflatoxins. According to an article on The Dairy Site, injectable trace minerals can help dairy cattle that ingest this type[…]

Managing Heat Stress In The Summer

Dairy Herd Management just published an article by Maureen Hanson that will be quite beneficial for producers, especially since summer is here. Many farms prefer to keep their pre-weaned dairy calves in calf hutches, as this is said to provide many advantages. Sadly, the lack of climate control can be hard on calves and may[…]

Colostrum Is Still King

Colostrum is just as vital to calves as it is to newborn babies. We all know that it contains essential immunoglobulin (Igs) to strengthen immunity and an unmatched energy level. In this article by Hoard’s Dairyman, Maggie Seiler quotes Mike VanAmburgh of Cornell University to discover why colostrum is a must for calves. Colostrum is[…]

Evaluating Farm Tech ROI

I have always found robotics fascinating. I understand that it isn’t every producer’s “cup of tea,” but I am awed by how much technology is being used these days in the dairy industry. Farm Journal’s MILK recently shared an article about how one farmer evaluates his return on investment with regard to the use of[…]