Dairy and Livestock

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Navigating a Challenging Dairy Economy

Missed the workshop on April 23rd? Looking for resources? We have compiled some strategies and resources to help you get through this milk price downslide. Managing Stress Decision-Making While Under Stress pdf – John Shutske, UWEX Farm Safety Specialist Dairy Management Dairy Cattle Reproduction UW website DaneCounty-DairyManagementV4 Dairy Cattle Nutrition & Controlling Costs presentation pdf […]

Feeling the Farm Income Slump? Some Tips for Managing Through

Feeling like there's no getting out of this slump? Here are some tips from Kevin Bernhardt to help you manage through the bottom of the farm income cycle.

Bilingual Agricultural Chemical Safety Videos Now Available

Objectives of the video series are to educate dairy farm employees about the potential risks of handling agricultural chemicals and the safety measures to keep themselves safe. Since many employees own smartphones, videos are available on YouTube to provide easy access. The videos covered in the series are (English/Spanish):Introduction to agricultural chemical safety/Introducción a seguridad […]

Graze Dairy Heifers, Reap the Benefits

Late 2015, the Dairy Heifer Grazing Initiative started as a collaboration with UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems and the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program to increase grazing practices in Dane County. Research was conducted in 2016 on three Dane County dairy farms and one Brown County dairy farm. To download the fact sheet on the […]

Weigh Your Hay Now, Save Money Later

Jennifer Blazek, Dane County Dairy & Livestock Educator “Eyeballing” your hay? It’s important to know how much your hay weighs, not only for more efficient feeding, but it also keeps your feed costs down. To learn more, check out the fact sheet on the UWEX Forage Team FYI website.

Summertime Safety at Fairs, Festivals, & Farm Tourism Ventures

John Shutske, Ag Safety Specialist Millions of people visit county and state fairs, farm festivals, and “agritourism” destinations every summer. Visiting a petting zoo, spending a day at the fair to check out the grand champion steer, or a taking a late summer walk through a corn maze or pumpkin patch provides opportunities for people […]

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