Snaplage is an Appealing Feed
September 12, 2014 — This week’s Feed Facts segment with Dr. Mike Hutjens focuses on the benefits of snaplage.  
Robotic Milking’s Impact on Feed Costs
September 11, 2014 — What is the impact on feed costs when converting to a robotic milking system? Greg Larson from GEA Farm Technologies explains in this month’s “Robotic Milking Minute” radio segment.  
Heat Abatement’s Impact on Lameness
September 10, 2014 – Dr. Nigel Cook from University of Wisconsin’s School of Veterinary Medicine joins us again this week to wrap up his three part series on preventing lameness in your herd. This week, Dr. Cook focuses on heat abatement, claw lesions, and flooring.  
Gearing Up For World Dairy Expo
September 9, 2014 — Preparations are underway for World Dairy Expo scheduled September 30th to October 4th in Madison, Wisconsin. No other dairy event in the world compares to this annual meeting. Designed for dairy producers and industry partners, World Dairy Expo is a showcase for elite dairy cattle, cutting edge research and modern technologies. More […]
Pasture Considerations
Pasture is a very important forage resource on many U.S. farms. Dr. Mike Hutjens elaborates in this week’s Feed Facts radio segment heard on DairyLine Radio:
Rid Your Herd of Lameness
September 3, 2014 — Lameness is a major cause of disease and economic loss for dairy producers, and it can be prevented with proper management. Dr. Nigel Cook from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison joins us again for part 2 of our three part series. Today’s segment highlights trimming and foot […]
Alliance Reports on Animal Rights Conferences
September 4, 2014 — The Animal Agriculture Alliance recently released a report that chronicles observations from the 33rd annual Animal Rights National Conference presented by The Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) and the Humane Society of the United States’ Taking Action for Animals (TAFA) conference. Collectively, more than 2,500 people, many from foreign countries including; Brazil, […]
New Risk Management Tool Helps Protect Margins
September 1, 2014 — There’s a new tool to play with in your risk management toolbox. John Newton, assistant clinical professor at the University of Illinois,  helped create a new web based tool for dairy producers so they can get a better understanding of how the new Margin Protection Program works. He explains in part one […]
Hutjens Provides Feed Outlook
August 29, 2014 — It’s been a tough year for may hay farmers because of the cold winter conditions. Dr. Mike Hutjens, extension dairy specialist at the University of Illinois updates us on the latest outlook with hay, soybeans, corn and corn silage in this week’s Feed Facts DairyLine Radio segment:  
Silage Solutions: Effective Sealing
August 28, 2014 — An important decision in every silage program that involves bunkers and piles is effective sealing. Keith Bolsen, aka ‘The Silage Man’ tells us more in this month’s installment of Silage Solutions: