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American Dairymen May/June 2024

This Issue Brings You:

  • Regenerative Agriculture on a Dairy Farm
  • Being In Control
  • Best Practices for Dealing with Downed Cows
  • Dairy Labor: A Crucial Issue for Many Dairies
  • Eight Proven Methods to Prevent Mastitis and Boost Milk Yield
  • Technical Herd Management in the Modern Day
  • PBI Systems: Parlor Systems That Work For You
  • Understanding Milk Routines and Improving Performance
  • Goat Vaccination Program

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Feed Additives for Cattle

Feed Additives for Dairy Cows

By Heather Smith Thomas. There are a number of feed additives commonly used in dairies.  Scott E. Poock, DVM, DABVP, Associate Extension Professor, University of Missouri, says that there are some regulations regarding what can be fed, but there are more regulations for what is fed to lactating cows, versus non-lactating cows.  “If they eat […]

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Rawhide Portable Corrals: Continuous Improvement

By Maura Keller. When innovative companies and their founders develop ingenious products that will improve the end users’ lives through streamlined efficiencies and state-of-the-art functionality, those companies are eager to get their product into the hands of as many customers as possible. And that is exactly the case for John McDonald, founder and owner of […]

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Volac International Ltd: A Journey of Innovation and Growth in the US Market

Article and photos courtesy of Volac International Ltd. Volac International Ltd, a pioneer in ruminant nutrition and agri-products, has carved a remarkable niche for itself in the global agricultural landscape. With a history spanning more than five decades, Volac International Ltd.’s expansion into the United States market and its recent acquisition of Micron Biosystems have […]

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What is a VCPR: And Why Do You Need One?

By Jennifer Bentley – Iowa State University and Outreach Dairy Field Specialist The impact of animal health on a dairy goat herd is important in that it can mean the difference of a very healthy to a not so healthy herd and everything in between. A health veterinary – client relationship is key to a […]

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Featured Story

Regenerative Agriculture on a Dairy Farm

Paul and Erin Kernaleguen are dairy farmers and soil consultants near Birch Hills, Saskatchewan, committed to regenerative practices in growing forage for their cattle. They farm with Paul’s Parents, Jos and Brenda.

“We were a very conventional dairy operation until 2012 when we started looking at doing some things differently because our weather was super-wet for a couple years.  Our average annual precipitation is about 12 inches of moisture, but we’d had two years in a row with about 40 to 50 inches, which made farming extremely difficult!” says Paul.

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