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Breeding Programs & Pregnancy Checks What’s the issue? There are many different options to use for breeding your cows/heifers and also different methods to confirm pregnancy. This issue is how to know which one is best for your operation. What’s … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
According to University studies, Bovamine can increase feed efficiency by up to 4.3%. Bovamine also helps with E Coli shedding and has a derived benefit to the overall health of the animal. This solution is Win-Win!
BioPRYN saves time and money and increases the safety and accuracy of pregnancy testing. ANIMART Sales Manager, Tom Klas, and Veterinarian, Dr. Richard Ernsberger, talk about the benefits of using BioPRYN pregnancy testing and how it works.
A: The goal of good udder prep is to give adequate teat stimulation to maximize oxytocin release for efficient milk let-down, speed and milk out. The following are some general ideas to consider when putting together your udder prep protocol. … Continue reading
Q: I think I have a good vaccination program for protection from BVD but what should I be doing to monitor and prevent introducing a BVD-PI into my herd?
A: A solid vaccine program is significant for protection against BVD. An immunized animal has a better chance of not forming a PI than a non-vaccinated animal. An idea for a surveillance program would be: Step 1: Survey presence of BVD … Continue reading
ANIMART Sales Manager, Tom Klas, sits down with Dr. Richard Ernsberger to talk about the importance of testing for BVD in your dairy herd.