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New Approach Systematizes Lameness Tracking, Treatment

By Dale Baker
AgroChem Hoof Care Technical Expert

The multiple challenges of fighting the “good fight” against infectious hoof disease can make it tough to gauge the real extent of lameness in your dairy herd. 288 more words



Why PeatBed?

Keep the animal dry

Of all of the available bedding materials, peat has the highest absorbency factor with the ability to absorb up to 10 times its own weight. 375 more words



It just seems so right…cows in the meadow…in this idyllic landscape of small pastures divided by rows of trees and hedges…it all seems so natural… ;)


Cow Productivity Depends on Cow Comfort

Cow productivity and cow comfort is something that often is pointed at dairy cattle. Beef cattle, too, are more productive when comfortable. The comfort of cattle is of primary concern among producers who not only want to maximize the care of the cattle. 482 more words

Rural Living

How to Make Goat Milk Soaps

When you have an abundance of goat’s milk and you use it for drinking, cheese, ice cream and every recipe you can find that has milk it’s natural to want to find other ways to use it. 798 more words

Country Living

Life's Not Always Black & White

About the Author:

Stephanie Nagel graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She received an Animal Science degree with an emphasis in Dairy and Business.  She was raised on her parents’ 80 cow registered Holstein dairy farm in Valders. 320 more words

Endangered Species - Dairy Cattle Need Conservation

In the early 1960s Golden Guernsey milk was prized – the Guernsey cow was second only to the Holstein. Today Guernsey numbers continue to fall despite the needed characteristics she has had all along and she is officially a “watch” breed with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. 1,239 more words