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The silage slump

In “The corn conundrum,” we looked at some of the causes of the dreaded “fall slump.” Now we will look at some of the ways to prevent the

Farm Innovation Series: White Rock Farms of Peachland, North Carolina

Calf care is key to the profitability and longevity of a herd.

Matthew Smith: The world’s most exciting feed market

The following is an edited transcript of Tom Martin’s interview with Matthew Smith, Alltech vice president of Asia-Pacific.

4 reasons why dairy cows have the luck of the Irish

If you’ve ever slathered your bread with rich Irish butter, you may have wondered if the Emerald Isle’s grasses impart some sort of magic to its grazing dairy cows.

Moocall: Successful calving & sleep!

The following is an edited transcript of Tom Martin’s interview with Emmet Savage, co-founder and CEO of Moocall.

Big data on the farm: Too much, too soon?

Big data is ready for the farm. But is the farm ready for big data?

4 unwritten rules for great silage

The silage we prepare this year will be a key ingredient for next year’s feeding programs.

Don’t sweat it: Three strategies to protect dairy calves from heat stress

The impact that heat stress can have on a herd, as we all know, can be substantial. When looking at a lactating herd, it is critical to find ways to minimize the effects of heat.

Long gone are the days we could just give calves a drug and kill the bug. Dairy calves' health and pathogen defense requires careful attention to other management factors.

A new look at livestock bugs we can’t kill

When we talk about the balancing act of a healthy gastrointestinal tract, we want to make sure that calories, colostrum, cleanliness, comfort, the strength of the immune system and the health of th