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2019 February Dairy Situation & Outlook

Dairy Situation and Outlook, February 20, 2019 By Bob Cropp, Professor Emeritus University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension | University of Wisconsin-Madison USDA released the December milk production. January milk production will be released on March 12th and February production on March 19th. December milk production was just 0.5% higher than a year ago from 49,000 fewer […]

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2019 January Dairy Situation & Outlook

Dairy Situation and Outlook, January 28, 2019 By Bob Cropp, Professor Emeritus University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension  |  University of Wisconsin-Madison With the government shutdown key USDA reports we not available—Milk Production, stocks of dairy products, production of dairy products, dairy exports, and slaughter cow numbers—all useful in assessing the dairy situation and milk price outlook. […]

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2018 November/December Dairy Partner/El Compañero Newsletter

The 2018 November/December Dairy Partner/El Compañero Newsletter is now available online.  This month’s newsletter focuses on helping cows stand and feed refusals. The Dairy Partner/El Compañero is a UW-Extension newsletter designed for dairy farm employees.  Written in both English and Spanish, the newsletter provides basic information about dairy cows, farm safety, and personal health to individuals who work on […]

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Shedding light on common calf procedures

Dairy veterinarians, nutritionists, extension agents, and consultants all strive to assist their farm clients in the creation of dairy farm protocols to maximize the success of their calf programs. However, protocol modifications and procedural drift occur regardless of the best intentions as farm circumstances change in relation to employees, seasons, and calves needing care. The UW-Extension Preweaned Calf Health Management Survey sought to understand actual calf […]