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  • Monday, September 14, 2020 9:00 AM
        The concept of the high fertility cycle has been proposed by Middleton, Fricke and others. The idea is that timely pregnancies in one lactation may lead to less body condition loss, fewer health issues, greater fertility and reduced pregnancy loss in the next lactation.
  • Monday, August 10, 2020 9:16 AM
        For many years, veterinarians have stressed that adequate and timely consumption of clean colostrum is important.
  • Monday, July 13, 2020 1:39 PM
        In the popular lexicon, gone viral means spreading really fast, and most commonly the phrase is used to refer to spread of a video.
  • Monday, June 15, 2020 9:27 AM
        Bob raises heifers for a client. He contacted me because my client’s calves were struggling with diarrhea and respiratory disease shortly after moving to his farm.
  • Monday, May 11, 2020 12:54 PM
        In the Netflix series “Stranger Things,” the Upside Down is another world that exists as an alternate dimension to the real world.
  • Monday, April 13, 2020 2:45 PM
        Forty years ago, a farmer might have been able to build a freestall barn for $750 per stall, and a cow cost about $1,000.
  • Monday, March 16, 2020 10:29 AM
    It was the day before Christmas, and the family was gathered for a festive dinner when my highly-educated adult son held up an unshelled almond and said, “Is this a hazelnut?”
        Sigh. How is it possible he had never seen an unshelled almond?
  • Monday, February 10, 2020 2:13 PM
        Dairy farmers have made great strides in reducing heat stress in the last 20 years. However, the average cow produced about 1.4% more milk per year over that time period, which means higher dry matter intake and heat production.
  • Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:58 PM
        Birdie, our yellow Labrador retriever, is not a good hunting dog. She does not like loud noises, so a gunshot sends her running in the wrong direction.
  • Monday, December 9, 2019 10:33 AM
        First, let’s define some terms.
        Septicemia means invasion of the bloodstream by pathogenic organisms. In calves, these are usually bacteria, though they could be viruses or parasites.
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