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This video addresses the issue of using stressed corn in a drought as feed for cattle. The problems/challenges such as the high nitrate levels are addressed. Silage vs Greenchop is addressed. introducing high nitrate  More...
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Alternative forage and nitrates are discussed - precautions and making silage. Opportunities and precautions when looking to alternate ways to feed cattle. Safety in feeding cattle high nitrate feed is discussed.

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Lick tubs offer dairy producers a nutrient supplement option for their pasture-raised young heifers. This publication explains what lick tubs are and provides findings of a lick tub study conducted by Purdue University r  More...
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Pricing silage crops can be much more challenging than pricing grains. This publication outlines methods for determining prices for various types of silage and includes a Web link to Purdue's Corn Silage Crop Calculator  More...
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Drought conditions create numerous challenges on a dairy farm, including slow regrowth of pasture, hay and crops to be ensiled, reduced yields, lower forage quality and increased production costs. This publication looks  More...
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Drought can affect dairy farms long after the dry spell is over. That is especially true when it comes to the manure applied to crop fields and the rate at which it is applied. This publication offers tips for fertilizin  More...
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Distillers grain is a popular livestock feed because of its availability and the cost of alternative feed grains. This publication looks at how best to incorporate distillers grain into the diets of post-weaned dairy hei  More...
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Dairy farmers considering shutting down their operations following a drought should carefully weigh the pros and cons of exiting the dairy industry. This publication walks dairy farmers through the decision-making proces  More...
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Talks about different kinds of flies that live in and around dairy farms. What a person can do to help control them. Recommends different insecticides.  More...
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Describes various cattle pests and how to control them. Includes tables of insecticides with information on usage and restrictions.  More...
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The face fly, a pest of livestock, swarms the faces of sheep, cattle, and horses. This publication deals with control and identification of the pest.  More...
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Mycotoxins in corn and other grains can reduce performance in both ruminants (cattle, sheep, goats) and non-ruminants (swine, poultry) and can have detrimental effects on both finishing animals and reproducing males and  More...
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There is growing concern over a possible link between MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and livestock production. This publication answers several of the most common questions surrounding this issue.  More...
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This 3-page publication discusses the storage and handling concerns that must be addressed and the requirements that must be met for wet DGS or DDGS to be an effective feed for dairy replacements.  More...
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This 3-page publication discusses the feed value of distillers' grains for lactating dairy cows and the steps that should be taken to capture the maximal feeding value from corn ethanol co-products.  More...
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The rapid emergence of ethanol plants in Indiana will result in large quantities of corn co-products. However, the quantity that may be fed as a percentage of ration dry matter is limited. There are numerous issues affec  More...
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This publication covers parturition—the process of giving birth—in livestock. It covers the anatomy of the reproductive tract, fertilization and pregnancy, as well as specifi information related to each speci  More...
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This publication discusses the complex hoof structure and the role that it plays in the overall health of an animal. A lame animal is not only in pain, but it is an extra expense that most producers cannot afford. This p  More...
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Estrus or "heat" is a period during the reproductive cycle when female animals become sexually receptive, signaling they are ready for mating. This publication provides information about the estrous cycles for various an  More...
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This publication concentrates on the timely application of manure nutrients to crops. It deals with the part of a Manure Management Plan that utilizes manure as a fertilizer. A summary of manure handling options is in  More...
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Animal identification is the basis for keeping accurate production records of the herd/flock. This publication provides information about numbering systems and identification methods such as ear tagging, freeze branding,  More...
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This bulletin provides information about the causes, symptoms and transmission of pinkeye in cattle. It also provides information on prevention and treatments for pinkeye.  More...
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In 2000, there were improvements made to the Net Merit selection index and the Type Production Index (TPI). These changes represent definite progress in providing dairy producers with tools to select more profitable cows  More...
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The purpose of this publication is to describe production and genetic information found in the DHI Cow Page (DHI-203) and to provide general guidance on how to evaluate this information. In addition, this guide presents  More...
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This publication discusses prevention and treatment of cattle warts.  More...
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This publication discusses times to worm, types of wormers commonly used, withdrawal time before slaughter, and methods of administration to various classes of cattle.  More...
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Describes and illustrates ovarian cysts, considers symptoms and causes, and recommends treatments for dairy cattle.  More...
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