Month: December 2010

Letter to the Editor

National versus Regional Cost of Production S1645 the Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2009 provides for one national minimum price for manufactured milk based on the national average total economic cost of production as calculated by the Economic Research Service (ERS) of the USDA. Currently there is one national milk price which changes every Read More

Sync programs can greatly improve pregnancy rate

Craig Roerick, University of Minnesota Dairy Extension Reproduction on a dairy farm can be a challenge for producers even with the best of practices. There are numerous factors that affect reproductive efficiency including heat detection rate, semen quality, AI technique, nutrition, low fertility, cow health, labor, and other dairy management practices. Many producers have found Read More

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