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Professor Cropp’s August Dairy Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s August 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. As Prof. Cropp notes: Milk prices continue to show strong recovery from the lows in April […]

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Heat Stress & Reproduction Podcast Series

Heat stress can have a big effect on dairy cattle. One thing that we see a lot of are decreased conception rates during the hot, summer months but why is that? In this month’s podcast series Heat Stress & Reproduction, UW-Extension specialists and industry talk about why you’re seeing reproductive losses, how to minimize them during the […]

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Financial Stress on Dairy Farms Could Increase

With low commodity prices, farms could see an increase in financial stress.  In the August 2016 Wisconsin Agriculturist article Financial Stress on Dairy Farms Could Increase, retired UW-Extension specialist Tom Kreigl discusses why we may see increases in financial stress. For more information regarding financial management, please visit UW-Extension Dairy Team Financial Management.

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Don’t Get Beat by the Heat

Heat exposure kills more people each year than floods, tornadoes, lightning and hurricanes combined. The American Red Cross and the American Meteorological Society report that heat kills more than 1,000 people each year in the U.S. Young children and elderly people have a higher potential for heat-related problems since they can have a more difficult […]

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The Science Behind Selective Dry Cow Therapy

The use of antibiotic dry cow therapy at the end of lactation is a standard part of mastitis control programs, and in the United States it is highly adopted.  In fact, USDA National Animal Health Monitoring Survey data shows more than 80 percent of US dairy herds treat 100 percent of the quarters of their […]

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