What Farmers Need to Know: Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

What Farmers Need to Know: Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) May 12 @ 2pm | Webinar Watch live: https://youtu.be/i2YJ9r_6ibg Join us to learn more about the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center, Compeer Financial, and UW-Madison Division of Extension presenters will […]

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From Farm to Market: Maintaining Carcass Quality and Animal Welfare of Market Cows

Nearly one-third of the U.S. dairy herd is culled annually. Culling decisions vary from farm-to-farm, and cows often leave the herd in varied stages of physical health and body condition. Nearly all market dairy cows (previously called cull cows) arrive at processing facilities either direct from the dairy or via livestock auctions. All dairy cows sent to market should be sound and in good health.

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Milk Reduction Strategies Through Diet and Nutrition

Reformulation of rations can be an effective way to reduce production and lower feed costs. Care should be taken to maintain cow health. Changes made today may have impacts throughout the lactation. Maintaining production potential for early lactation and peak cows will allow for more potential to recover production when milk reduction is no longer needed. Before making diet changes, consult with your nutritionist.

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Milk Reduction Strategies Through Early Dry Off

The current dairy market situation and the need to reduce milk supply to processing plants have farmers seeking strategies to reduce milk production while still being able to support their herd for subsequent lactations and ensure good cow health and welfare.

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