Holstein cows eating their feed while in their stansions

Veterinary Feed Directive: VFD Requirements & Recordkeeping

There are key changes to the Veterinary Feed Directive going into effect on January 1, 2017.  In the podcast VFD Requirements & Recordkeeping UW-Extension Oconto County Agriculture Agent Sarah Mills-Lloyd talks about how the Veterinary Feed Directive  is going to affect recordkeeping on the farm. For more information regarding the Veterinary Feed Directive please visit […]

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Good Handling Skills and Dairy Cow Comfort

We recognize cow comfort and handling skills can have a significant impact on health and performance of the cow.  As part of Wisconsin Public Television’s University Place program Good Handling Skills and Dairy Cow Comfort, Ohio State University Animal Welfare & Behavior Extension Specialist Katy Proudfoot addresses ways to identify and measure the level of […]

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Veterinary Feed Directive: The Basics, Responsibilities & Drugs

There are key changes to the Veterinary Feed Directive going into effect on January 1, 2017. In the podcast Veterinary Feed Directive:  The Basics, Responsibilities, & Drugs UW-Extension Oconto County Agriculture Agent Sarah Mills-Lloyd will talk about what those changes are and how it will affect producers. For more information regarding the Veterinary Feed Directive […]

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Managing Pain in Youngstock

Removing horns from dairy cattle is an important farm safety practice because it prevents injuries to people and cattle.  Removal of the horn or horn bud is a painful procedure and can be managed with by disbudding/dehorning cattle at a young age with proper pain management. As part of Wisconsin Public Television’s University Place program […]

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Hoof Health & Nutrition

Nutrition affects more than just the cow’s digestive system. The effects of an imbalanced diet can be seen throughout the animals’ body. Of particular interest are concentrates, such as grain-based feed ingredients, that typically contain high amounts of sugar and starch. In the factsheet Hoof Health & Nutrition, UW-Extension Brown County Agriculture Liz Binversie discusses […]

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