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  • Breakfast on the Farm Events in Michigan

    February 28, 2011 | Nancy Thelen | Breakfast on the Farm (BOTF) showcases a selection of Michigan farms and educates the general public about modern agriculture.

  • Make your calves the focus for Johne’s control

    February 28, 2011 | Phil Durst | Michigan Johne’s Disease Control Demonstration Project shows that dairy and beef producers reduced Johne’s Disease most by protecting calves.

  • Breakfast on the Farm Appeals to Many

    February 28, 2011 | Nancy Thelen | Since its inception in Michigan in 2009, the Breakfast on the Farm (BOTF) event in our state has reached over 9,000 people.

  • Milk futures say it’s time to market milk

    February 28, 2011 | Craig Thomas | Class III futures markets are currently offering very good milk prices for dairy producers.

  • Know you soil test results, whether using manure or fertilizer

    February 28, 2011 | Natalie Rector | Livestock producers should know their phosphorus soil test levels to make decisions on both manure and fertilizer applications.

  • Manure supplies topdress nitrogen to wheat

    February 28, 2011 | Natalie Rector | Manure has been successfully used as a topdressed source of nitrogen on wheat in the spring

  • Time management for dairy cows

    February 27, 2011 | Kathy Lee | Minimize disruptions to cows’ time budget by avoiding overstocking, providing comfortable freestalls and preventing prolonged times for milking and in lock-ups. Keeping cows within their desired time budget ensures good cow welfare, health and performance.

  • Cook hamburger to 160 Degrees

    February 27, 2011 | Jeannine Schweihofer | Thoroughly cooking hamburger to 160°F can prevent foodborne illness.

  • Use the Net Merit index to make dairy sire selection decisions

    February 26, 2011 | Kathy Lee | Net Merit is a genetic index that simplifies the process of selecting service sires based on their genetic merit for a combination of economically important traits.

  • Temporary manure stacks should not cross the line

    February 26, 2011 | Marilyn Thelen | Selecting the correct location for a temporary manure stack takes forethought. Consider where runoff may move, who will be impacted by odor and what pest may hatch from the pile before the stack is placed.

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