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Planning Dairy Animal Well-Being: Managing the Down Cow

Management of the down cow is a crucial role on the farm.  As employers and managers, we need to set our employees up for success when responding to a down cow.  Employees need to have clear expectations of their job as well as written protocols and standard operating procedures. A farm’s animal well-being plan must […]


Heat Stress & Nutrition

Not all dairy groups experience heat stress the same. Some groups require more careful attention to manage heat stress. In this UW-Extension podcast Heat Stress & Nutrition Series Part 1: Higher Risk Groups in Dairy Cattle, UW-Extension and industry specialists talk about the nutritional and water needs for the summer, especially during periods of heat […]

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Planning Dairy Animal Well-Being: Developing the Plan

The care and well-being of cattle in Wisconsin are important to consumers and farmers alike.  Dairy producers, employees, and service providers are responsible for the welfare of cattle under their care, and are committed to making sure all animals are treated humanely. Animal care begins at the farm level.  Although all farmers strive to take […]

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June Dairy Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s June 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 June 2016 Dairy Situation & Outlook, please visit Program on Dairy Markets & Policy. USDA released its June milk production report which contained May’s milk production report.  Below […]