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Silage piles and upright silos should be covered with plastic shortly after filling. Plastic should be weighted down with tire walls or by another means. The plastic should remain throughout storage in direct contact with the silage and not allow air to enter between the plastic and silage.



The Next Lactation Starts at the End of the Previous Lactation

Feeding programs for dry dairy cows and cows transitioning back into the milking herd are as high of a priority as those for the milking herd.  These programs are built around key management practices.




Minimizing fresh cow disorders/diseases improves milk production and reproductive performance.

Reviewing the causes and prevention strategies of these issues can improve profitability.