SPECIAL COVERAGE FROM THE AMERICAN DAIRY SCIENCE ASSN. ANNUAL MEETING: Organic dairies can benefit from gaining a greater understanding of the factors affecting the probability of mastitis the development of control programs, say researchers.
Adverse weather conditions during or after baling can allow mold growth, but pastures may also pose contamination risk.
Vaccine investigators use Johne's disease-causing bacterium's own protein against it.
Training cattle to urinate in designated areas could improve barn hygiene and give farmers control over manure application in pasture-based systems.
Digital technologies allowing dairy farms to use smart data to drive animal and operation management decisions.
Questions remain regarding long-term effects and availability of adequate quantities of seaweed to feed to dairy cattle.
Grant to fund research into early dairy cattle development.
Knowing what factors may lead to poor-quality or contaminated forages and feed ingredients can be best means to develop plan to negate those challenges.
Robotic milking systems promise greater automation and reduced labor needs but are a big investment for many large-scale farms in California.
Using killed vaccines during dry period can help cow and her calf fight off disease.