Happy Thanksgiving!Â Although there are times when this old world seems to have more meanness than kindness in it, I am thankful for the many blessings I recognize as well as those I take for granted every day. For many years in this space, I have written about that for which I am grateful. The... Read more »
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One of the big challenges facing dairy cows is ketosis, a metabolic disease that often occurs when a cow freshens. The stress of calving along with the sudden transition from dry to milk-producer often results in a negative energy balance because the cow canât eat enough. Heather White is an Assistant Professor in Dairy Science... Read more »
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Sister-companies DeLaval and Tetra Pak have signed a five-year agreement with the Dairy Association of China to train Chinese dairy farm managers. Under the agreement, the Swiss-based companies will train 150 managers for large-scale dairy farms in China. The training will be done at the China Agricultural University and DeLavalâs Humra Farm in Sweden. DeLaval... Read more »
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An agriculture policy specialist says everybody wins when nutrient loss can be reduced.Â Jonathan Coppess of the University of Illinois cites the Des Moines water works suit against upstream counties it says are responsible for the nitrates that Des Moines has to remove from the water. âI donât think itâs going too far to say... Read more »
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The new Minnesota FFA executive secretary comes from the East Coast. Juleah Tolosky previously served as executive director of the New York FFA Association. Minnesota FFA says her experience in organizing, developing and implementing new and existing trainings for student growth will strengthen membership, which is currently at 10,500. Tolosky, who has a communications degree... Read more »
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