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December 30, 2006

As of December, 2006, the Dairy Digest will be published bimonthly.

December 29, 2006

We think we have it tough finding dairy employees in Pennsylvania, but we ain't seen nothin' yet!

December 26, 2006

The age at which you decide to wean a dairy calf will have a definite impact on the cost of raising that calf.

December 16, 2006

It is critical that you know the sulfur content of the fuel that you are using in your diesel engines on the farm.

September 2, 2006

Any successful business, regardless if it is a dairy operation or an industrial corporation, devotes many resources to determine the bottlenecks to profitability.

September 1, 2006

Any person who uses liquid fuels in the actual production of agricultural products is eligible for a tax refund.

August 6, 2006

About 80 percent of this loss occurs before day 17, 10-15 percent between day 17 and 42 and 5 percent after day 42.

August 5, 2006

A good housing system for calves and heifers will provide for the well-being of animals of various ages, promote safe and efficient working conditions for the caretaker, protect the environment and be cost-effective to build and maintain.

August 4, 2006

A summary of some of the new and interesting findings that affect calf health, feeding, and management.

August 3, 2006

A new book, Penn State Housing Plans for Milking and Special Needs Cows is now available.

August 1, 2006

The 2006 Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop is scheduled for October 31 and November 1 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Grantville, PA.

February 2, 2006

With dairy farming, the producer doesn't get to the point of having a productive and profitable herd without a lot of planning, a lot of paying attention to detail, and without all members of the farm team working together.

December 5, 2005

There are many brands of electrolytes on the market that offer treatment for diarrhea through rehydration and electrolyte replacement. These products, however, can be variable and the right one needs to be chosen for each individual dairy.

December 3, 2005

One can get a whole new perspective while trying to locate a new dairy complex on a proposed site.

December 1, 2005

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November 7, 2005

Most veterinarians and dairy producers are familiar with the use of blood mineral concentration determinations as an aid in disease diagnosis. Although it is useful to know what is responsible for a disease process, a preferred option is to determine if a cow is metabolically unstable and will ultimately succumb to some disease process.