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Dairy News & Views from ISU

Oct 9, 2020

Fall season starts to bring cooler temperatures and planning our cold weather calf strategies should be ready for when those temperatures drop! Join in as Fred Hall visits with Dairy Field Specialist, Jenn Bentley, as she provides practical strategies to think about for cold weather calf care.

 

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Sep 25, 2020

With the record high protein component prices, many producers have focused on increasing milk protein percentages in their milk. Join in as Dr. Mike Hutjens discusses increasing total solids, feeding and management strategies, and benchmarks to evaluate for your herd.

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Sep 14, 2020

There is a strong correlation between labor cost per cwt. equivalent and profitability according to a data set put together by Larry Tranel, Dairy Field Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Join in as we discuss labor efficiency; in terms of milking system efficiency, labor efficiency...


Aug 28, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Field Specialist's Fred Hall and Jenn Bentley are joined with Megan Schossow, and Outreach Coordinator with the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) as they discuss farm safety during the corn silage harvest season.


Aug 14, 2020

Corn silage is the base for many dairy rations and it is important to keep in mind that we can influence its nutrient content and also how well the cows utilize the nutrients contained in the ensiled product.

Join Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Field Specialists as they discuss 5 key areas in detail prior...