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Experts present tips for making low-protein feeding work for your herd

Written by Kelli Kaderly-Boylen

low protein feedingA panel discussion on low-protein feeding of dairy cows offered various input at the Four State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference held June 12 and 13 in Dubuque, Iowa.

“As we learn to lower the overall nitrogen intake, amino acid supply and balance is much more important, and if the diet is at the limit of the metabolizable protein requirements, removing or not balancing for amino acids can have a significant and detrimental effect on milk protein," said Mike Van Amburgh of Cornell University.

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Infographics: A valuable tool for promoting dairy

Written by Melissa Miller

June Dairy Month was all about celebrating dairy and sharing the industry with the public.

One infographic created by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy also did its part in spreading awareness of the importance of the industry during June. The infographic titled “How one cow contributes to a sustainable food system” shares facts about the industry in a simple, visually appealing way.

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Graziers launch new website to help apprenticeship program

Dairy Grazing ApprenticeshipIn April, the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship program, based in Wisconsin, launched a new web presence.

Progressive Dairyman recently caught up with DGA Communications Coordinator Bridget O'Meara to provide some information about the new site.

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Dairy worker safety and health: Respiratory protections

Written by Stephen Reynolds and David Douphrate

Lung diseases have been recognized among dairy workers for decades.

While changes on modern dairies have reduced the risk of lung disease, dairy workers continue to experience an excess of chronic bronchitis and occupational asthma with measurable decreases in their pulmonary function and increased syptoms including wheezing, cough and phelgm production. 

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