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Measuring Success

How do you measure success regarding milk quality? Check out these key  performance indicators for subclinical mastitis to see how your farm is performing. Calculation of suggested key performance indicators for subclinical mastitis Indicator Calculation Suggested Goal Prevalence Number of cows with SCC > linear score 4a divided by the number of cows with somatic cell counts <15% […]

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State Fair Dairy Promotion Board Scholarships Available

The Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board is offering $1,000 scholarships, for use during the 2017-18 school year, to third and fourth-year college students pursuing dairy-related or food science degrees at one of Wisconsin’s four-year universities. Additional $1,000 scholarships will offered to high school seniors planning to pursue a dairy-related or food science degree at […]

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Hoof Health & Nutrition

Nutrition affects more than just the cow’s digestive system. The effects of an imbalanced diet can be seen throughout the animals’ body. Of particular interest are concentrates, such as grain-based feed ingredients, that typically contain high amounts of sugar and starch. In the factsheet Hoof Health & Nutrition, UW-Extension Brown County Agriculture Liz Binversie discusses […]

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Take Away the Pain

Dehorning has captured more attention recently, both on-farm and in the media. The average American is three generations removed from the farm, and as a result, these consumers sometimes do not understand the reasoning behind practices such as dehorning or disbudding. While this disconnect can be frustrating at times, consumer concerns motivate us to rethink certain […]

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November 2016 Dairy Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s November 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  Dairy Situation & Outlook, please visit Program on Dairy Markets & Policy. Below are sections of that report: As of now it looks like the Class III price […]