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2018 November/December Dairy Partner/El Compañero Newsletter

The 2018 November/December Dairy Partner/El Compañero Newsletter is now available online.  This month’s newsletter focuses on helping cows stand and feed refusals. The Dairy Partner/El Compañero is a UW-Extension newsletter designed for dairy farm employees.  Written in both English and Spanish, the newsletter provides basic information about dairy cows, farm safety, and personal health to individuals who work on […]

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Your Work as an Ag Professional: Helping Tame Farm Stress

With dairy farm attrition rates reaching 6 to 7% for this year, farms are facing financial stress which leads to mental stress. Farmers are impacted by chronic stress, stress that they face continuously for a long period of time. As agri-business professionals, help tame farm stress with these tips from UW-Extension & UW Madison Department […]

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Dairy Farm Stress Webinar Series: Recognizing and Managing Stress

Many dairy farmers have experienced the up’s and down’s of milk prices over the years.  Most have known the joys and profits, sorrows and losses over time. The low points that we have experienced sometimes drag out too long and are often beyond a producer’s control.  Not only low milk prices can be a factor, […]

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Skid Steer Loader Safety

Wisconsin dairy farms have gone through constant change when it comes to handling materials on the farm.  Forty to fifty years ago it was the traditional method of the shovel and pitchfork, the arm-strong method, when it came to moving feed and cleaning out barns.  Today, farm operators have moved to the tractor and loader. […]

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Respiratory Health with Dusty and Moldy Grain

Wisconsin farmers working feverishly to get crops harvested before the snow flies may find themselves exposed to a variety of dust. Breathing grain dust can affect your comfort and is a health concern for all in the grain industry. In the October/November 2017 Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Rural Route article Respiratory Health With Dusty & Moldy […]

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