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Reducing Winter Hay Waste

As winter weather approaches, many producers are turning to hay for their winter feedings. Hay can be one of the most difficult forages to preserve – in fact, more than 50% of harvested hay is wasted. While it may not … Continuer à lire

Higher Quality Milk Comes from Cleaner Cows!

Mastitis control was the topic of the September 9th Hoard’s Dairyman webinar, presented by Pam Ruegg. Ruegg, a UW-Madison dairy science professor and milk quality specialist, discussed several topics related to mastitis and milk quality.   What is Mastitis? Mastitis … Continuer à lire

Silage Safety: Silo Filler’s Disease

  Nitrogen dioxide gas (NO2) is produced as part of the silage fermentation process. This gas can cause permanent lung/respiratory damage or potentially fatal injuries. Nitrous dioxide toxicity, commonly known as silo filler’s disease, is a hazard that can occur … Continuer à lire