Lakeshore Area Network for Dairy-LAND

LAND is a program that is designed to assist people planning to enter or exit dairy farming.  A program developed in cooperation with UW-Extension, Lakeshore Farm Management, FSA, CP Feeds and Lakeshore Technical College, LAND links existing and beginning dairy farmers in order to form a partnership or joint venture; assist beginning dairy producers with […]

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Design Facilities to Optimize Transition Cow Comfort

Maximizing comfort and minimizing stress are the goals to keep top of mind when designing a transition cow facility.  In the April 25th Hoard’s Dairyman issue, UW-Extension Dairy Engineer Specialist David Kammel and Gordon Jones, DVM, share how to design facilities to optimize cow comfort For more information regarding transition cow facilities, please visit Dairy Modernization […]

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UW-School of Veterinary Medicine’s Freestall Assessor

The Freestall Assessor app was developed at the UW-School of Veterinary Medicine which uses a graphical interface to aid in the evaluation of a dairy’s freestall design. To learn more about the app please visit UW-School of Veterinary Medicine Food Animal Production Medicine Freestall Assessor. To download this app or other apps developed by the […]

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Watch Stocking Density During Cows’ Dry Period

The transition cow is one of the animals at highest risk for falling ill or dying on the dairy farm.  Recently, more research has been conducted on ways to improve management of the transition dairy cows, more specifically to help alleviate stress for the low-ranking or subordinate dairy cow. In the March 2015 Wisconsin Agriculturist […]

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