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One of the biggest challenges currently facing many calf raisers is labor shortages. Each farm must implement management changes to help alleviate the strain of employee shortages. Different strategies may include increasing efficiencies, simplifying protocols, or changes to the facility. This week Cory Braund of Windy Ridge Cattle & Grain shares his experience of transitioning to auto feeders...

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MicroBasics has a new team member! We are excited to welcome Lauren Woloohojian to our team! Lauren's work experience includes ranch management, producer relations for Danone NA, and technical sales. She will be serving dairy and beef customers in the Pacific Northwest. Here is a little more about her...

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The scale of the Brix Refractometer is designed to measure the level of sucrose in a solution; however, Brix values can be correlated to IgG in colostrum and solids in milk. These units are available in both optical and digital designs...

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Many calf raisers feed waste, or otherwise termed unsaleable milk, as a method of reducing feed costs. This method is viable, and calves often do very well on discarded milk, however, a few considerations to management of waste milk should be taken into account to ensure that calves are receiving a high quality and nutritious product...

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This week Dr. Jason VanLueven, DVM shares his career path and the opportunities it has provided. There are many different opportunities for veterinarians in agriculture. Some veterinarians work in a clinic or make farm calls, others may provide technical support, and others still might just work on one farm. ALL of them are very important assets to the dairy...

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