2022 Fall Spartan Dairy Newsletter
Stay in touch with the latest dairy news and research at MSU
Dairy Spotlight: Paola Bacigalupo Sanguesa
Paola Bacigaupo Sanguesa: MSU Extension dairy educator focusing on dairy milk quality and dairy management.
Dairy Spotlight: Wei Liao
Professor and director of the Michigan State University Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center.
Nominations are open for the 2023 Dairy Farm of the Year Award
Since 1958, the Dairy Farm of the Year Award has been presented by the MSU Department of Animal Science
Breeding and raising the right cow for automatic milking systems
The breeding program and replacement herd management can play an essential role in AMS operation efficiency and profitability.
Should dairies utilize grasses to increase forage NDF digestibility?
Blending grasses in alfalfa fields can increase forage NDF digestibility, but is it a profitable decision?
Moving to zero bovine leukemia virus – A project summary
What does it take to reduce the prevalence of a common disease in cattle? The project that provided a roadmap to eradicate BLV.
Online farm stress training is free and open to the public
Online course to better equip farmers, their families, and the agricultural community with tools and resources to help in stressful times
Important changes to note in the dairy calf and heifer association’s 2020 gold standards
The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) has created the Gold Standards, a set of recommendations to help producers take the best care of their youngstock with actionable benchmarks.
Mycotoxins in Michigan silage corn: Status and lessons learned
Silage corn remains unidentified for mycotoxin issues. A three-year MSU project identified occurrence of mycotoxins in silage corn along with contributing factors and strategies to minimize these issues.
Reevaluating antioxidants for dairy cattle
Dairy cattle can succumb to illnesses at any time but most diseases take place around two clusters: the time around calving and the first few weeks of a calf’s life. A key factor responsible for the development of these diseases is oxidative stress.
Tjerk and Ramona Okkema inducted into the Michigan Farmers Hall of Fame
Tjerk and Ramona Okkema of Blanchard were inducted into the Michigan Farmers Hall of Fame on September 10, 2022.
Carla McLachlan: Behind the scenes at the Michigan Dairy Expo
Carla McLachlan has been instrumental in the success of Michigan 4-H Youth Dairy Days and Michigan Dairy Expo for more than 25 years.