Tag Archives: cow supplies

Cold Weather Strategy

(Reviewed: January 20, 2017) We live in the Midwest and Northeast regions of the country for a reason – we can handle the cold, wind and snow Mother Nature throws at us every winter, but what about our cows? They have … Continue reading

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Dairy Sanitation: What’s your Options?

What’s the Issue? Finding a quality dairy sanitation line for all farm applications. Finding the appropriate teat dip for farm specific use What’s the Impact? When more dairy sanitation product is used than necessary, many products become less cost-effective. Not … Continue reading

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Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)?

What is the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)? The FDA recently released updated guidelines that will go into effect in spring 2017. The FDA asked all drug companies to voluntarily remove the growth promotion labels from their antibiotic products. All of … Continue reading

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Microfiber Towels vs Dairy Paper Towels

Many milking products have a time and place to extrapolate the best performance for a given application.  Knowing when and how to use a product properly can prove difficult for even the most experienced dairyman. Mastitis is the number one … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (Aug 26-September 1st): Ketosis

Type II or Early Lactation All Type Ketosis  What’s the issue? Cows on many farms are getting clinical ketosis during the first two weeks of lactation. Cows are ‘set-up’ for ketosis by reduced feed intake around the time of calving. … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (March 31-April 6): Ketosis

What’s the issue? In many high-producing herds, ketosis may occur fairly early in lactation, often during the first two weeks after calving.  Today’s cows often are producing so much milk early in lactation that they cannot eat enough to meet … Continue reading

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Professional Services Veterinarians: Issue of the Week (Jan. 21-Jan. 25)

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

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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. 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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