UW-Extension Dairy Team strengthens the competitiveness of the Wisconsin Dairy Industry through statewide leadership in education and research.
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Building Sustainable Demand for Beef

Milking cows have a second career after the milking string as dairy beef for the consumer who is looking for beef that is great tasting, safe to eat, and always tender.  As part of Wisconsin Public Television’s University Place program Building Sustainable Demand for Beef, John Freitag, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Beef Council, explores […]

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Measuring Success

How do you Measure success regarding milk quality? Check out these key performance indicators for microbial quality bulk milk to see how your farm is performing. Key performance indicators and sources of typical bacteria used to troubleshoot problems with bacteriological quality of raw bulk milk. Other key performance indicators include: • Qualitative bulk milk cultures […]

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Measuring Success

How do you Measure success regarding milk quality? Check out these key performance indicators for microbial quality bulk milk to see how your farm is performing. Key performance indicators and sources of typical bacteria used to troubleshoot problems with bacteriological quality of raw bulk milk. Other key performance indicators include: • Qualitative bulk milk cultures […]

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Livestock Stewardship

Livestock stewardship has an impact on animal well-being, but how we handle animals has an impact on the public’s perception.  As part of Wisconsin Public Television’s University Place program Livestock Stewardship, Heidi Carroll, Extension Associate at South Dakota State University, discusses the shift from scientific control over animal care to individual responsibility. Carroll delves into […]

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UWEX Offers Dairy Farm Employee Workshop on Calf Management & the Use of ATP Meters for Equipment Cleaning Protocols

Measuring adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a common method food processors and health care industries are using to measure the effectiveness of their cleaning procedures. An ATP meter measures organic material present on surfaces which otherwise appear to be clean to the naked eye.   The Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has adapted ATP usage to on-farm calf […]

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