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Pick a Straw: Conventional, sexed, or beef semen?

Should dairy producers use conventional semen, sexed semen, or beef semen when breeding their heifers and cows?  The simple answer is:  “It depends.” UW-Extension & UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science Dairy Management Specialist Victor Cabrera shares in the Progressive Dairyman article, Pick a straw:  Conventional, sexed, or beef semen? the factors to contemplate what type […]

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4-State Dairy Management Conference

The 2018 4 State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference is fast approaching on June 13 and 14 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Alltech’s June 13 pre-conference symposium will focus on how herd’s can achieve their genetic potential. Four State conference speakers include Mike Van Amburgh, Cornell University, on ways to improve prediction […]

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Dairy MPP Information Meeting-May 10

Two informational meetings will be held in Jackson and Trempealeau Counties Thursday May 10th to cover specifics of the USDA Dairy Margin Protection Program.  The meetings will be held at the Jackson Electric Coop N6868 County Road F, Black River Falls from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. and at the Centerville Curling Club W24854 Hwy 54 […]

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Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals

Eastern Wisconsin farm managers, agricultural lenders and other agriculture industry professionals are encouraged to attend the annual UW-Extension Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals on Friday, May 4th at Liberty Hall in Kimberly.  This meeting offers a unique opportunity to engage and network with professionals in the regional agriculture industry and gain insight into the […]

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Cost of Raising Dairy Replacements

The cost of raising dairy replacement calves is a significant cost on Wisconsin dairy farms in the production of milk. Calculating the costs associated with raising dairy calves is an essential part of dairy business management. To augment individual dairy calf cost of production analysis, the dairy industry also requires a set of benchmark costs […]