Nutrition and Milk Production

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Homegrown forages and constant monitoring are keys to success Nutrition plays a major role in milk production. Consulting with a nutritionist or extension expert can...

Managing Dairy Steers

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Strategies for success in the steer market For some dairy farmers, raising dairy steers may feel like operating a completely different enterprise. In order to...

Breeding Dairy Heifers

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Optimal timing and management for dairy heifers There are a number of financial benefits to breeding dairy heifers at the optimal time. Determining when to...

Selecting Traits for Production

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Sire traits are important to today’s dairy industry First things first, producers should assess their operation and decide if they want to utilize a bull...

Estimated Breeding Values

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Shepherds are utalizing EBVs to improve their flocks When shepherds evaluate an animal for its potential to be added to their flock, typically the first...

Starting in Small Ruminant Production

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What producers need to know before buying sheep or goats Before diving deep into the small ruminant business, consider some of the following tips from...

Herd and Flock Health

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Prevention and protocals for healthy animals In small ruminants, health problems can spiral from bad to worse in the blink of an eye.  Frequently, by the...

Billy and Ram Management

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Making a game plan for the off-season When a billy or a ram is hard at work during the breeding season, his body condition and...

Slowing Parasite Resistance

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Livestock owners should develop a plan to treat animals to reduce parasites As livestock take to spring pastures to graze on bountiful green grass, deadly...

Feed-Through Fly Control

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Pros and cons of feeding an insect growth regulator Horn flies create a pesky and expensive problem for producers. Some estimates indicate losses due to...
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