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Issue of the Week (June 10-15): Fly Season

Fly Season What’s the issue? Flies transmit disease and bacteria quickly through a herd. What’s the impact? Flies are the main transmitter of Pinkeye amongst cattle. Pinkeye can be painful and spread rapidly amongst your herd Flies also spread other … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (June 3-8): Dry Cow Treatments & Bulk Culture Results

Dry Cow Treatments & Bulk Culture Results  What’s the issue? Many producers do not utilize their bulk tank culture results to their fullest potential when selecting a dry cow treatment. Not all dry cow treatments treat the same bacteria, so … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Calf Scours Identification

Calf scours can be a devastating disease; it can hit hard and infect numerous animals, create large treatment costs and have a prolonged impact on animal health and performance. Calves are extremely susceptible to scours in the first month of … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (Dec. 31 – Jan. 4): Importance of Vaccinating Feedlot Steers

What’s the Issue? Many feedlot producers are unaware of the importance of vaccinating their herd to protect them from life threatening diseases. What’s the Impact? Most feedlot steers do not receive adequate colostrum as newborns and therefore are prone to … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (Dec. 10-14): Pneumonia in Cows

What’s the Issue? Pneumonia in adult cows has been on the rise over the past few months. What’s the Impact? Pneumonia in adult cows can cause a loss in milk production due to the cow not feeling well and going … Continue reading

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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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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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NEW! Legend Heat Detection System ONLY Available at ANIMART

What’s Your Return on Investment? Less open days Increased pregnancy rate More cows producing milk Less use of drugs, semen, hormones Less labor for staff and farm management Watch as Dr. Ernsberger and Tom Klas from ANIMART’s ProHealth Team explain the benefits of … Continue reading

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Q. How can these new electronic heat detection systems benefit my herd?

A. Good pregnancy rates (PR) are dependent on the rate of conception and the heat detection rate.  Conception rate (CR) is the proportion of cows that are inseminated and become pregnant (US dairy herd average is 40%).  And the heat … Continue reading

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Q. How would I use a Brix Refractometer to Measure Colostrum Quality?

A. The Brix scale was traditionally used to measure the percent of sugar in a solution.  Brix refractometers have been used to measure sugar concentration in fluids of wine, fruit juice and honey.   Recently the brix refractometer is being used … Continue reading

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