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Neonatal Calf Welfare is Larger than Life as We Know It

Posted by Laura Stensberg

We all know that providing tremendous quality of care to our newborn calves increases the livelihood of our dairy. So let’s take some time to talk about how we can go about giving all newborn calves that same wonderful quality of care. Giving the best start in life is not a one-step and done kind…
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Zero to Hero Dairy Farming at its Best Using Goals

Posted by Laura Stensberg

This year has brought so many of us hardships, not only personally but professionally. Many of our fellow farmers have been struggling or even had to make the awful decision to let go of their family’s legacy. With the new year around the corner, we need to start planning goals for the future livelihood of…
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Trim the Fat! Building a Lean Dairy is Great

Posted by Laura Stensberg

No, I am not talking about weight loss! I am referring to making your dairy operation more profitable by using the Lean Principles and eliminating the waste. The waste in time, resources, and idle employees to better serve our calves. Where Does This Idea Come From? The lean idea is not a new concept. This…
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My WDE Love Affair

Posted by Dagmar Beckel Machyckova

Ever since I met my husband, I count my life blessings by World Dairy Expos. It all started the weekend after the 2003 World Dairy Expo when we first met. Since then we haven’t missed a single one and have experienced every aspect of it fully.  We started by showing the cows and thoroughly enjoyed…
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5 Great Tips to Create the Perfect Maternity Area

Posted by Laura Stensberg

At a Glance – Proper calf care immediately after birth is critical not only to raising healthy replacement heifers but also can help prevent calf health issues. Take these steps to maximize efficiency and ensure your calves receive the best care possible. Perhaps you are sitting at your desk evaluating the past few years and thinking…
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