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  • Monday, July 12, 2021 8:24 AM
        It is often stated that it is easier to get first lactation animals pregnant than older cows.
  • Monday, June 14, 2021 10:58 AM
        A while back, I ran into a dairy’s nutritionist as I finished palpating cows. I had done quite a few exams, so I was covered with cow manure.
  • Monday, May 10, 2021 12:45 PM
        Minnesota DHIA published a list of the 64 top cows ranked by total lifetime pounds of fat and protein combined for 2020
  • Monday, April 12, 2021 9:14 AM
        The words sound almost the same, but they are completely different things.
  • Monday, March 15, 2021 11:27 AM
        In a December 2016 Dairy Star article, we discussed economics of changing the voluntary waiting period comparing a 60-day voluntary waiting period to an 88-day VWP for first lactation and for second and more lactation cows.
  • Monday, February 15, 2021 9:08 AM
        “Doc, I consider this to be a failure,” was one of the first things Tom said when I arrived at the dairy to do a laparotomy to correct an LDA.
  • Monday, January 18, 2021 2:02 PM
        I was mowing the lawn on a beautiful, sunny and warm Saturday afternoon when my phone vibrated in my pocket.
  • Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:42 AM
        Our practice publishes an annual benchmarking spreadsheet with data from freestall herds. We have saved spreadsheets going back to 2004.
  • Monday, October 12, 2020 10:14 AM
        Dehydration in cattle occurs when the amount of bodily fluids is reduced from normal.
  • Monday, September 14, 2020 9:00 AM
        The concept of the high fertility cycle has been proposed by Middleton, Fricke and others. The idea is that timely pregnancies in one lactation may lead to less body condition loss, fewer health issues, greater fertility and reduced pregnancy loss in the next lactation.
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