Proud of the herd

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by Sonja Heyck-Merlin

Third-generation Vermont dairy farmer Guy Choiniere was in survival mode when he and his wife decided to transition the farm to organic. It was 2003, and that decision began a journey from survival to today’s thriving

It pays to cool

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by Sally Colby

Heat has negative implications for dairy cow comfort and productivity, but there’s also clear evidence that heifer calves born of heat-stressed dams have lower productivity.

Dr. Jimena Laporta, assistant professor in lactation physiology, University Wisconsin-Madison, addressed