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Technical Brief: Evaluating causes of low milk-fat yield

Written by Dr. Jim White on .

Feed, bunk conditions and more affect yield

The other day I got a phone call. It went something like this:

Me: Hello?

Valued dairy customer: I just started feeding your feed.

Me: Thank you. We’re proud of it.

Valued dairy customer: And now I’m down on milk fat. What did you do to my cows? This turn of events, he said, had lowered his estimation of your esteemed nutritionist.

After a pleasant chat, we determined that milk production was up and pounds of fat were unchanged. Meanwhile, as we pried, we agreed that milk isn’t worth anything and fat is, and that the production percentage of fat wasn’t below 3.5 percent, so all was not lost after all.

A Flight of Honor

Written by Steve Fairchild, editor on .

Group takes World War II veterans to Washington DC in honor of their service

How do you tell a story that was told in spectacular and horrific reality some 65 years ago? Not with slabs of granite or the bubbling fountains of a monument. You talk with someone who was there. The story tells itself through the hands that lived it and the hearts that endured. For those of us who are lucky enough to live under freedoms delivered by the men and women who served and fought in World War II, the best we can do is listen and offer our gratitude in their honor.

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