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Issue of the Week (Dec. 3-7): Deciding whether to replace a milk cow with a heifer, sell young heifers or sell bred heifers.

What’s the Issue? Producers with good reproduction have an abundance of replacement heifers and are having a hard time deciding whether to replace a cow with a heifer or sell a heifer.  If producers sell heifers, then they have to … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (Nov. 19-23): Low Corn Production

Low Corn Production, Increase Risk of Health Issues What’s the issue? With this past summer’s drought, feed production (especially corn) is down for many producers and costs are high. This has been causing many issues making sure cattle are being … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (Nov. 12-16): Coccidia in Calves

Coccidia in Calves Being Fed Pasteurized Whole Milk What’s the issue? Coccidiosis is a common disease of young calves usually between the ages of 1-2 months of age. Coccidia can damage the mucosa of the lower small intestine, cecum and … Continue reading

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Track a))) Cow Interview

Watch as  Joe Stevens, ANIMART Reproduction Specialist interviews A-OK Dairy about why they chose the Track a))) Cow reproduction system and what improvements they have seen since installing it. The Track a))) Cow heat detection system is an accurate heat detection program that leads … Continue reading

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