Month: September 2010

A Look Back at Australian Deregulation

The recent farm crises found nearly every country or economical union to be petitioned by its farmers and dairy organisations for both financial support and structural reform.  EU farmers fought its commission over the market-based pricing system it is phasing in and American groups pushed for quotas to manage future supply.  In tough circumstances, farmers Read More

Mastitis Control in First Lactation Heifers

By Neil Broadwater, University of Minnesota Extension Educator-Dairy The Minnesota DHIA Herd Summary report has three important tables to check to monitor the somatic cell count (SCC) status of the dairy herd. The Current SCC Evaluation table shows the number of cows and percent infected by lactation number and by linear score within each lactation. Read More

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