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TECHNOLOGY

Learn how to manage and work with the newest technologies developed for the dairy industry, from robotic milking to high tech feeding options.

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This month’s VAS DC305 tip is on replacement management. On many dairies, improvement in replacement management offers significant opportunity for economic gains.

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This month’s VAS DC305 tip is on reproduction. Reproduction is one of the most important areas on a dairy and can decide the level of success a dairy has. It not only provides the replacements and next generation of superior genetics, but also affects the cash flow on the dairy.

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This month’s VAS DC305 tip is on transition. How well animals transition will greatly affect how they will do in their next lactation. Poor transition will not only affect the production of the animal for the next lactation, but will also affect reproduction, somatic cell count and lifetime in the herd.

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This month’s VAS DC305 tip is on clinical mastitis. Clinical mastitis is a very costly disease. Although poor milk procedures, dirty environments and faulty equipment can predispose cows, most mastitis is caused by an infectious agent.

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With test results in the palm of his hand, Chris Mustard now has the ability to more accurately treat mastitis. Mustard farms with his brother, Craig, and their father, Grant, on a 70-cow farm near Uxbridge, Ontario.

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With more and more farms investing in high-tech milking equipment, the quantity of data available on dairy farms has grown exponentially in a very short time.

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