How To Avoid The Risks Of Heat Stress

Each summer, dairy farm producers and their employees work through days of extreme heat and humidity – often starting in May or June and continuing into September. While we certainly need to protect our dairy cattle during these hot days, it is also an important time to be conscious of how to protect ourselves and our dairy farm workers during summer heat.

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Ivermectin products for animals are not intended for COVID-19 treatment

Authors: Maria Jose Fuenzalida, PhD, Extension Dane County Dairy and Livestock Educator Sandra Stuttgen, DVM, Extension Taylor County Agriculture Educator Printable version What is ivermectin? Ivermectin is a drug for humans and animals to treat internal and external parasites, including certain types of worms, fleas, ticks, and lice. What is the role of the FDA? […]

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Use of disposable milking gloves during COVID-19

Disposable milking gloves are designed to be used once and then properly disposed of. However, the COVID-19 outbreak has put pressure on the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), including disposable gloves, as they are also used for human healthcare purposes.

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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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Your Work as an Ag Professional: Helping Tame Farm Stress

With dairy farm attrition rates reaching 6 to 7% for this year, farms are facing financial stress which leads to mental stress. Farmers are impacted by chronic stress, stress that they face continuously for a long period of time. As agri-business professionals, help tame farm stress with these tips from UW-Extension & UW Madison Department […]

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