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It seems to me that this winter has been colder than usual and that we have had more days with snow cover on the ground than normal. If this i…

Spring-calving herds, depending on rainfall and temperatures, may be weeks or months away from weaning. For many operations that will bring th…

The popularity of vegetarian diets has increased, as have vegetarian options on restaurant menus and in supermarkets. Vegetarian diets usually…

Unlike all other macro minerals, clinical deficiency of magnesium is not uncommon in U.S. dairy cattle. One reason is because cows have small …

L-glutamine, an amino acid, shows promise as an alternative to antibiotics and growth promoters for piglets. The finding comes at an opportune time in light of the 2017 Veterinary Feed Directive, which bans use of dietary antibiotics in swine, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service.

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The rotational grazing system featured in the Oct. 26 Agri-View article, “Uplands Cheese: transition ‘high,’” should have read that cows are moved every 12 hours to a new section of pasture. The same article should have indicated that cows in Meister Cheese’s “Cows First” program are not injected with rBST and are fed an all-vegetarian diet.

For those producers who have stayed up-to-date with calf-raising practices, it will be no surprise to hear an average-sized newborn Holstein c…

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Question: I enjoyed your article about saturated fats. My husband and I have been eating saturated fat and avoiding all the “white stuff” like flour and sugar. We have been separating “fuels” by having protein and fats or lean protein with healthy carbs at our meals.

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