Tag: dairy research

Controlling feed costs in 2011

By Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota Dairy Extension Supply/demand reports and futures prices indicate that we are going to have high feed costs in 2011. Fortunately, most of Minnesota experienced excellent growing conditions resulting in high yields that provide good inventories of both forages and grains for dairy producers. Feed costs are the biggest single 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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