UW-Extension Dairy Team strengthens the competitiveness of the Wisconsin Dairy Industry through statewide leadership in education and research.

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Handling Down Cows

Properly handling cows is one of the most important responsibilities for dairy herd managers and employees.  How you care for compromised animals that depend on you is a reflection of your character, values and priorities. Disabled cattle must be handled humanely at all times.  In the factsheet Handling Down Cows, UW-Extension Waupaca County Agriculture Agent […]

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Use of the Captive Bolt for Euthanasia

Most individuals who work with large domesticated livestock will encounter situations where an animal is unlikely to respond to treatment favorably.  The likelihood of treatment failure, the potential for animal suffering and the presence of drug residues are considerations that can make euthanasia of an animal the best option. Some indications for euthanasia include: Fractured […]

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April 2016 Dairy Situation & Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s April 2016 Dairy Situation & Outlook full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  Also, for a video podcast including Dr. Bob Cropp and Dr. Mark Stephenson discussing the April 2016 Dairy Situation & Outlook, please visit Program on Dairy Markets & Policy. The following is an excerpt from Dr. Cropp’s outlook report: Looking ahead most price […]

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What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2016?

One of the challenges in coming up with a value for standing hay is the lack of daily commodity market pricing like corn and soybeans. Another challenge this year is the significant drop in hay price, in some cases almost half of what it was going for just a few years ago. So the price […]

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4-State Dairy Nutrition Conference

The 4-state Dairy Nutrition Conference will be held June 15-16, Grand River Center, Dubuque.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear extension specialists and industry experts share research and information regarding dairy nutrition and management. For more information regarding the 4-State Nutrition Conference, please visit UW-Extension Dairy Nutrition or contact UW-Extension Dairy Nutritionist Randy Shaver.  Online […]

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