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  • 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.
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 10:12 AM
        The World Health Organization (WHO) published guidelines in November 2017 that state livestock industries should stop using antimicrobials to prevent disease or improve production in livestock.
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 10:22 AM
        Hormonal synchronization protocols are used extensively on dairy farms, and the use of 100 percent timed AI on first breeding is becoming more common.

  • Monday, November 13, 2017 10:24 AM
        In a recent Runners World article, “The Race Always Wins,” the author describes his attempts to improve his marathon time and experience.
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 1:18 PM
        Over a farm-fresh breakfast, we discussed the farm’s recent DHIA reports, building plans for a calf barn, and ways to improve production and profit.
  • Monday, August 14, 2017 7:53 AM
    As everyone knows, just about every herd using BST in our region will need to cease BST use by Jan. 1, 2017.
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