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  • Monday, November 12, 2018 10:01 AM
        Stated simply, cow 2178 was ugly. She was one of those three-way Holstein, Monteliarde and a red breed cross.
  • Monday, October 15, 2018 9:44 AM
        Historically, mastitis experts have believed that milk production decreases in a linear fashion as the linear score of the somatic cell count of a cow increases.
  • Monday, September 10, 2018 9:36 AM
        Pinkeye, or infectious bovine keratitis, rears its ugly head every summer.
  • Monday, August 13, 2018 9:46 AM
        While I was waiting for cows to return to a pen today, a fellow came into the pen with a belt and a ladder.
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 10:45 AM
        FARM 3.0 was instituted Jan. 1, 2017. The most notable requirement is the tail docking ban. All farms selling to plants that require FARM compliance should have been inspected by a qualified FARM inspector by now.
  • Monday, June 11, 2018 9:20 AM
        Bad things often happen to cows during or following periods of negative energy balance.
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 9:15 AM
        In his 2012 book, “Reviving the Work Ethic,” Eric Chester argues that an entitlement mentality is growing among the new work force, and that, “work has degenerated to little more than a four-letter word, a necessary evil … no longer viewed as something to be proud of.
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 1:31 PM
        Selective dry cow therapy (SDCT) is in the news these days. One reason is cost. Treating every cow at dry up takes time and money.
  • Monday, March 12, 2018 9:14 AM
        Nobody should be surprised that cows and calves feel pain. As animal caretakers, it behooves us to try to reduce and control their pain when methods are reasonable. Also, pain control is now required by the NMPF’s FARM program.
  • Monday, February 12, 2018 9:25 AM
        Some synonyms for tenacity are: perseverance, diligence, stubbornness, spunk, grit, guts, courage, moxie, doggedness and resolve.
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