Antibiotic dosages are determined by individual cattle body weight. Zoetis defines “responsible use of antibiotics” as administering medication under the guidance of a veterinarian, following the directions on the approved product label and using only the amount needed to treat the problem. Therefore, we are using antibiotics responsibly only when we factor in appropriate dosage based on accurate, individual body weight. Commonly, dairies determine antibiotic dosage based on
LONDON, UK. (February 5, 2018)—We are proud to announce the launch of Antelliq, the new parent brand for our group which incorporates our major animal identification and monitoring companies, including the key brands of Allflex, SCR, Biomark and Sure Petcare.
“Our unique group has evolved from a livestock identification company into an animal intelligence company, creating world-class devices for animal identification and traceability, pioneering monitoring solutions, and d
Dan Basse to Review Potential for U.S. Milk Market Turnaround in PDPW Webinar DAIRY NEWS – As the 2017 calendar year winds down, dairy farmers and industry professionals are looking toward 2018 with many questions about how U.S. and global factors will impact dairy markets. Economist Daniel Basse will examine these factors and answer a number of questions in the World Class Webinars “A 2018 Outlook: Is a Turnaround Possible in the U.S. Milk Market?” presented by Professiona
PLAIN CITY, Ohio — Select Sires Inc., has appointed Mark Kerndt to the role of Aggressive Reproductive Technologies™ (ART™) program manager. “Mark has a broad background and skill set that will be very useful in his new role,” says Jeff Ziegler, vice president dairy cattle breeding for Select Sires. “Most recently, Mark has shown excellent technical and negotiation skills as a Holstein sire analyst for Select Sires. Some of our most highly sought after genomic sires have been
BRATTLEBORO, Vt., November 2, 2017- The Holstein Foundation is excited to announce the new workbook for young dairy enthusiasts, “Milking and Lactation.” This resource serves as a guide for youth, their parents and dairy project leaders, and those who are interested in enhancing their knowledge of dairy cattle lactation. “Milking and Lactation” covers a wide array of topics from understanding the lactation curve to hormone function, milking equipment and systems, udder anatom
DULUTH, Georgia (October 25, 2017) — In the wake of many new regulations when it comes to antibiotic usage, dairy producers are continually evaluating how they can implement practices to use antibiotics more judiciously, especially when it comes to mastitis. A standard practice in mastitis control programs is the use of antibiotic dry cow therapy at the end of lactation, and more often than not, infusing all quarters of all cows. Commonly referred to as blanket dry cow therap
The October Dairy Market Report is now available. Milk prices continued to strengthen in August, but production is showing signs of acceleration. This year’s slow decline in the rate of U.S. milk production growth was interrupted in July and August, bouncing back to a 2 percent year-over-year increase. Lower feed costs in August helped further improve the month financially for the nation’s dairy farmers, as did a drop in the recent rates of American-type cheese production gro
“Simplifying Hoof Health from Day One” Webinar from PDPW Will Be Presented by Dr. Nigel Cook DAIRY NEWS – While lameness is typically a problem dairy producers see in mature cows, there are a number of strategies and management practices that can be implemented in heifer pens to minimize and prevent lameness throughout a dairy cow’s life. On Wed., Nov. 22, the second session of the PDPW World Class Webinar Series: Hooves are Made for Walking” will show dairy producers how to
PDPW Feed & Nutrition Conference, repeating Nov. 14 in Marshfield, and Nov. 15 in Arlington, Wis. DAIRY NEWS – Hundreds of dairy owners, feed managers and other industry professionals will come together to learn the latest in dairy nutrition research and best management practices at the 2017 PDPW Feed & Nutrition Conference, presented by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW). The repeating one-day Conference will be held on Tues., Nov. 14 in Marshfield, Wis., and Wed., Nov. 15
DULUTH, Georgia— A calf’s first few days lay the groundwork for a lifetime of health and productivity. And, a vaccination during its dam’s dry period can help make sure those first few days go well for the calf and get it started on the right foot. Dr. Linda Tikofsky, senior associate director of dairy professional veterinary services, Boehringer Ingelheim, said failure of passive transfer, when a calf doesn’t receive enough high-quality colostral antibodies, has both short-
Milk Quality Workshop is designed for those who are responsible for managing cows. With leading experts in the areas of cow health and herd management, you are sure to bring back valuable information to take your dairy to a new level. The Workshops will take place November 1 in Onalaska, Wisconsin, and November 2 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. This one-day workshop is a great opportunity to fill up on research and leave with real and practical information that will improve your h
BRATTLEBORO, Vt., October 18, 2017- Selz-Pralle Aftershock 3918 is the new national milk production record holder for the Holstein breed. This Holstein cow has set a new 365-day milk production record of 78,170 pounds of milk, with 3,094 pounds of fat and 2,393 pounds of protein. This record breaks the previous 365-day record of 77,480 pounds of milk, set by Ever-Green-View My Gold-ET, owned by the Kestell family of Waldo, Wis. For comparison, the actual production average fo
PDPW Tour to Feature Eight Dairy Farms and Dr. David Kohl’s Homestead Creamery DAIRY NEWS – Touring top-performing dairies with rich histories amidst the stunning scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains will provide participants of the Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) Dairy Tours - Virginia with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The tour will travel from northeast to southwest across the “Old Dominion” state from Nov. 6-9, 2017. The event will begin on Monday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.
SCR by Allflex named among dairy industry innovators at World Dairy Expo, for the SenseTime cow monitoring system and the eSense Flex ear tag. London, UK (October 16th, 2017) — The Allflex Group is proud to announce that two SCR products were awarded innovation honors at the World Dairy Expo held in early October in Madison, WI. The SenseTime cloud-based electronic cow monitoring system and the eSense ear tag were both named as winners in the 2017 Dairy Herd Management Innova
PDPW Executive Training, Held Jan. 16-18, 2018 in Orlando with Focus on Business Culture DAIRY NEWS – It is no secret that dairy is a unique business, requiring creativity, audacity, perseverance and a steady business mind. The Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) are taking the 2018 PDPW Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals™ to one of the most unique locations on earth — Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 16-18, 2018. Together, with 100 like-minded dairy professio
PLAIN CITY, Ohio and HARMELEN, Netherlands, October 12, 2017— CowManager® has been on the market since 2012 and has been at the forefront of cutting-edge cow-monitoring ear technology during that time. CowManager CEO, Teo Griffioen, and his passionate team are always searching for innovation. Most team members have a background in dairy farming and therefore a desire to improve the livelihood and profitability of dairy producers. CowManager provides accurate, real-time inform
(WASHINGTON, DC) – With excess nutrients impacting water quality nationwide, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) today urged U.S. Congress to use the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization to help farmers and water utilities work together to protect the nation’s drinking water. Large algal blooms resulting from nutrients have threatened water quality throughout the country, including shutting down the drinking water supply for the entire city of Toledo, Ohio, in 2014. “Wa
Presented by Dairy Farmers of America Brings Together Students to Pitch Ideas for a Chance to Win Grants “Shark Tank-style” event funds innovative solutions to bring dairy farm-to-table story to life in schools and communities Kansas City, Kan., -- Students from the Kansas City area were given the unique opportunity to participate in the AdVenture Capital Farm-to-Table Challenge presented by Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), and supported by GENYOUth and Midwest Dairy Council.
The Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge is scheduled to take place from October 26 through the 28 in Auburn, N.Y. The annual contest attracts 120 students from 13 colleges and universities through the northeast, as well as 100 industry professionals in leadership, planning and mentoring roles. This year, a new event on Friday night will bring dairy producers and students together for a unique educational and hiring opportunity. Sunnyside Dairy in Scipio Center, N.Y., will host
Water is an essential nutrient. When ranking the elements needed for nourishment, water follows only oxygen in importance. However, many times water quality gets overlooked and does not receive the attention that other aspects of the ration receive.
Lactating dairy cattle require a substantial amount of water because a significant amount of water is secreted within milk. Restriction in free water intake can lead to significant losses in milk production. Many factors can im