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Dermal Exposure to Chemicals

Exposure to your skin, or dermal exposure, is the most common way for chemicals to enter your body.  In the video “Dermal Exposure to Chemicals” (English & Spanish), UW-Extension Brown County Agriculture Educator Liz Binversie discusses how individuals can be exposed to chemicals, how the different areas of the body absorb chemicals at different rates, […]

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Pricing Wet Corn

It’s that time of the year when farmers monitor the weather waiting anxiously for moisture in corn kernels to drop before their final harvest begins. Greg Blonde, UW-Extension Waupaca County Agriculture Agent, says “a bushel of dry shell corn weighs 56 pounds at 15% percent kernel moisture. That’s over eight pounds of water in each bushel of ‘dry’ […]


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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Making Beef Out of Dairy

Dairy beef cross cattle have become an increasingly popular option for dairy farmers looking to capture additional market value on calves that aren’t needed for the dairy herd. Many dairy farms are selecting a percentage of their lower-potential or low-producing animals of the herd and breeding to beef sires. Breeding to beef sires with carcass […]

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September/October Dairy Partner El Compañero Newsletter

The 2017 September/October Dairy Partner El Compañero Newsletter is now available online.  This month’s newsletter focuses on feeding safety and exposure to chemicals.    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 […]