Global alliance Farming for Generations launches to transform dairy farming towards regenerative agriculture

Paris, 26 June 2019 – Eight agricultural sector leaders announced Farming for Generations, a unique, global collaboration to support dairy farmers to adopt regenerative agricultural practices that preserve and renew our planet’s resources, respect animal welfare and ensure the long-term economic viability of farms for the next generation.

Recognizing that the food system needs to […]

Return of the World Milk Day quiz

At long last, we’ve completed another 584 million mile trip around the sun and once again World Milk Day graces our calendars.

Every year, on June 1, the entire globe celebrates the many ways the dairy sector has enriched the world’s food supply — as well as our lives and diets.

Last year, we tried […]

Reviewing calf puller best practices before spring calving

Most cattle producers in the U.S. follow a spring calving calendar, which means they’re gearing up for a busy season as we speak. University of Tennessee Extension says that spring calving is often preferred because of the availability of cool-season forage immediately after the calves are born, and because it allows producers to wean and […]

Mastitis control in summer

Hot, sunny periods can be a testing time for the dairy cow and the herdsman.

Dairy farmers have to deal with irritation in the parlor, prolonged milking times because of the irritation, and most importantly, contamination of the udder leading to mastitis.

Many cases of summer mastitis are not classified as environmental or contagious; they […]

Dairy cow spotlight: Popular and rare breeds

January 11 is National Milk Day in the United States, commemorating what many believe is the day home milk deliveries first kicked off in the country. (If one day of milk-related joy isn’t enough for you, World Milk Day happens on June 1 each year.) Before you pour yourself a celebratory glass, check out these […]

Good, clean water: What it can do for livestock

From feed to finishing, farmers and ranchers have mountains of factors to consider when raising their livestock to be healthy and productive. It’s an extensive job, to put it simply.

One aspect, however, which should not be overlooked is water quality.

When animals intake poor quality water, major problems can happen. Pathogens may be transferred […]

Infographic: The scoop on dairy

In honor of National Dairy Month, have some fun with Neogen’s new interactive infographic and see how many scoops you can add to your cone!

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal safety, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

Wisconsin’s dairy cows get edge on their bovine sisters in California – The Chippewa Herald Some studies say that happy cows produce more milk and California has claimed for years that […]

Genomic testing options for replacement heifers

With the arrival of lower-cost genomic testing options, an increasing number of registered purebred and commercial producers are using these tools for routine sorting and selection applications.

While genomic testing costs have come down, they can still be substantial, and dairymen are searching for the most cost-effective applications of the technology. To address these issues, […]