Participants at the pre-Empire Farm Days “Dairy Calf Intensively Managed Housing/Feeding System Tour” were treated to an inside look at two different dairy calf housing systems, both on Wyoming County, New York, dairy farms
A variety of breeding programs, varying in intensity, have been designed to get the job done.
Nutritional requirements increase significantly and play a pivotal role in the cow’s energy status and health at the time of birth and in the early weeks of lactation when milk production is reaching its peak.
Early in the year, economists predicted that milk prices would rise nearly $2.00 per cwt during the year, but oversupply, increased production and “baggage” from the previous two years tempered excitement over increased prices. Halfway into 2017, the outlook remains the same.