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  • Saturday, November 12, 2022 10:50 AM
    Mr. S, a great client of ours, said those exact words to me not long ago while one of his cows was dying.
  • Saturday, October 15, 2022 1:46 PM
    While it sometimes might seem to be a miracle that we managed to get all the cows milked and through the parlor three times in 24 hours, in reality, no miracles happen in parlors.
  • Monday, September 12, 2022 6:00 PM
    I arrived for my 1 p.m. shift at the Minnesota State Fair Miracle of Birth Center at 12:30 p.m. this year on a beautiful, sunny, late summer day.
  • Monday, August 15, 2022 2:11 PM
    Are your cows cool? Are your cooling systems working properly? Designs for dairy cow cooling systems are much improved than in the past, but many cows still become hot.
  • Monday, July 11, 2022 9:56 AM
    Pentobarbital is a barbiturate drug that causes sedation, induces anesthesia or causes death depending on dosage administered. In veterinary medicine, the most common uses are to induce anesthesia in pets and to euthanize large and small animals.
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022 10:13 AM
        In a recent review in the Journal of Dairy Science (Volume 105, No. 5, 2022), Fricke and Wiltbank discuss the history and purposes of timed artificial insemination programs.
  • Monday, May 16, 2022 1:44 PM
        I am just going to say it right here. Milk per stall is not an appropriate measure of efficiency to use on a dairy farm. There seems to be a trend to use milk per stall this way, and I do not like it. Why not?
  • Monday, April 11, 2022 12:13 PM
        One of my father’s colloquiums was describing something, or occasionally someone, that was not straight as “crooked as a dog’s hind leg.
  • Monday, March 14, 2022 12:52 PM
    SCC, BTSCC, BTC, SPC, PIC, LPC and CC are all tests that reflect the quality of the milk a farmer sells. Let’s look at them in more detail.
  • Saturday, February 12, 2022 8:40 PM
    Working in the parlor is like driving the chopper because one gets to see the results of one’s labor. The parlor, like the chopper, needs to be running properly to maximize the harvest.
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