Dairy Herd Management

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Calcium Supplementation: Four Producers’ Perspectives

Calcium – if you are a dairy farmer, there is no other mineral you spend as much time thinking about or stressing over. When the effects of low blood calcium can lead to down cows, dystocia, uterine prolapse, retained placenta, mastitis, displaced abomasum, lower milk production, higher ketosis risk and decreased reproductive performance, there is …

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Apply Now for the GENEX Collegiate Scholarship

At GENEX, we are committed to equipping you – our members – with the best tools for success in this generation and the next. In today’s rapidly evolving world, one of the most important tools to lay the foundation for a successful tomorrow is education. Through the GENEX Collegiate Scholarship Program, our goal is to …

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Because Getting by isn’t Good Enough … Tips for Writing Standard Operating Procedures

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn Xun Kuang Standard operating procedures (SOPs) have been a part of my life since I began working in our maternity facility at the age of 15. I have continued to create, document and execute effective SOPs for research trials …

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Family Dairy Focuses on the Future with Heifer Repro Program

Vander Woude Dairy of Merced, California, claims a platinum award in the heifer category of the GENEX Excellence in Genetics & Reproduction awards. Discover how this family farm utilizes a strategic approach and progressive mindset to achieve their vision of productive and profitable, low maintenance cows. The ultimate goal at Vander Woude Dairy near Merced, …

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