Water plays a key role in milk production, control of body temperature and many other body functions in dairy cattle. While feed and ration management are generally monitored in detail, water intake, availability and quality are often overlooked. Cows consume around 4-4.5 liters of water per kg of milk produced and drinking water can satisfy 80-90% of a dairy cow’s total water needs. Generally, cows only drink in short bouts (7-12 times a day) during which they consume a total of between 10…Continue
Are you looking to tour a robotic dairy farm? Would you like to see how they work in person? If so, you’re in luck because ISU Extension is offering a tour of robotic milkers in June.
ISU Extension has the full tour, as well as directions to each farm, listed on their website. The following is an excerpt from…Continue
Get your video cameras ready for the Alltech Farming Film Festival video contest! This contest gives farmers a chance to tell the story of a game changing idea or technology that helped them meet the challenges of farming. Oh, and did we mention that first prize is $2,000?
It’s simple to enter. Just shoot your video, upload it to YouTube and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline is May 13th, 2011.
The below video and information is courtesy of…Continue