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Preventing, managing and treating mastitis is a priority area of research for dairy farmers; it’s one of the costliest dairy cattle health issues on a dairy farm. A study published in 2018 by the Mastitis Network estimated losses associated with mastitis at $665 million per year or $660 per cow per year.

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The dynamic behavior of feed efficiency in primiparous dairy cattle.”Journal of Dairy Science Vol.103 No. 2, 2020. The objective of this study, done by researchers from the University of Guelph, was to integrate data collected using modern high-throughput biometrics (things like in-line bodyweight scales and body condition score cameras) to evaluate changes of early lactation feed efficiency (FE) on a daily basis.

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Here is a listing of our most popular articles, according to pageview metrics from Google Analytics, published between Oct. 1, 2018 and Oct. 1, 2019. As we revisit these topics, we reached out to the authors or sources featured for follow-up commentary.

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A recent study conducted by UNIFORM-Agri compared dairy herd management data among nine countries: Canada (CA), United States (U.S.), Spain (ES), France (FR), Netherlands (NL), United Kingdom (UK), Germany (DE), Belgium (BE) and Denmark (DK)(the bulk of the participants were from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom).

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Agricultural students with journalism or communications training are encouraged to apply for Progressive Dairy – Canada’s 2020 editorial internship program. Applications are due Dec. 20, 2019.

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The Canadian dairy industry will enter the 2019-20 dairy year having experienced a very stable and slow-growing 2018-19 dairy year, with monthly total quota levels (fluid and industrial milk) mostly ranging between about 30 to 33 million kilograms.

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