Managing the Heat in Pre-Weaned Calves

The impact of heat stress in pre-weaned calves is generally overlooked, with focus on the milking herd. Calves are much smaller animals than their adult counterparts, producing less body heat from rumination and having a greater relative surface area for heat loss.

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Effects of Heat Stress on Dairy Reproduction

Heat stress not only affects the productive ability of your cattle but also their ability to conceive and sustain a pregnancy. It is important to understand the effect heat stress can have on reproduction and how you can help minimize the effect.

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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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Dairy & Beef Quality Assurance-Transportation Certification

Beef and dairy farmers are invited to attend a University of WI-Extension BQA-Transportation Certification & BQA Refresher on June 12, 2018 at the Zuck Cattle Company, Jim & Kathy Zuck & Family, W7302 County Road P, Ladysmith, WI. The evening begins with registration at 4:30 pm; training begins promptly at 5 pm. This certifying event […]

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Wisconsin Dairy & Beef Well-Being Conference

The Wisconsin Dairy & Beef Well Being Conference , slated for March 20 and 21, 2018, will be held at Tundra Lodge Conference Center in Green Bay. It will feature industry-leading professionals addressing animal handling and well-being topics. This conference promises to offer exciting opportunities for farmers, agriculture professionals, and farm workers. New for 2018 […]

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