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  • Monday, January 14, 2019 10:43 AM
        There are only a handful of antibiotics approved for treatment of mastitis in the United States.
  • Monday, December 10, 2018 10:16 AM
        Years ago, we used to hear that most cows were not fully ready to breed until around 40 days after calving. Some farmers would breed cows if they were just past 40 days in milk, but over time most seemed to wait until 50 days before breeding.
  • 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.
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