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Recently, as input costs have skyrocketed, more and more producers are turning to marketing their own product to consumers. While marketing a consumable product is not feasible for everyone, it can be an opportunity for some. This week we will get to hear a few words of wisdom from Ray Robinson, as he shares some of his experiences of maximizing opportunities for growth as they come, and how he and some of his neighbors came to found High Desert Milk...

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Calf behavior at weaning tells us that this is a stressful event. This week’s blog is a summary of a presentation given by Emily Miller-Cushon at the 41st American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Discover Conference...

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Every organ of the body contains its own community of microbes. Both beneficial and harmful organisms reside there and produce metabolites that are in constant communication with the immune system. The microbial community in the gut is the most prevalent and diverse of any other organ in the body...

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Understanding how cattle think and the way they view the world is very helpful in understanding low stress handling and processing facilities. Handling cattle in a low stress manner is easier and safer for both the cattle and the people involved. It is important to gain the knowledge of how to “ask” the cattle to work for you instead of force them to go where you want them to go...

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The lungs are an important organ in the young calf. As the immune system develops and the calf builds immunity, the lungs may be susceptible to disease. Lung health is a primary indicator of the successfulness of a calf rearing program. Detection and Evaluation Early detection of respiratory illness is...

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