Summer 2022 Spartan Dairy Newsletter
Stay in touch with the latest dairy news and research at MSU
MSU North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge team wins fourth consecutive national title
Ten MSU students refined analytical, communication and dairy science skills at the national event.
Dairy Spotlight: Cora Okkema
5, 11, 1999. These three numbers were the beginning of my dairy story in Michigan.
Dairy Spotlight: Victor Malacco
MSU Extension allows me to give back to the dairy community by providing high-quality information while empowering and supporting farmers to identify and pursue their goals.
New USDA grant supports MSU researcher studying prevention of dairy cow diseases after calving
The $642K project is funded by USDA NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
MSU students receive scholarship awards for 2021-22
Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation and endowments honoring Howard Cowles and Rolland Patenge award over $80,000 in scholarships to MSU students
CANR honors 2022 cohort of Global Scholars in Extension
CANR announces a new cohort of five new global scholars representing MSU Extension.
MSU animal science students compete in first national dairy cattle judging contest of 2022
Seven students traveled to Utah to compete at the Western National Spring Show.
2022 Michigan Dairy Health Symposium returns in person
This one-day event focused on dairy calf health as was attended by 107 participants that included veterinarians, veterinary nurses, herd consultants, and dairy producers
More than $2.3 million to support Michigan animal agriculture research, outreach
The Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture is supporting 26 new research and outreach projects in 2022. For this funding cycle, the projects cover a range of topics, including disease-related challenges and exploring ways to increase dairy profitability.
Promises and potential of automated milking systems
What if you could spare labor time from milking and use this time to focus on the animals, the decision-making process, and fine-tune adjustments?
Getting the most out of your forage evaluation: Understanding NDF digestibility
Digestible fiber is important for dairy cattle productivity, but how can we quantify it?
Compost handling in agriculture systems: Right-to-Farm coverage of on-farm compost production
Part six of a six-part series on compost utilization and management on farms.
Newborn dairy calf care management
Replacement heifer performance depends on the quality care of the newborn calf.
Are Holstein or Jersey cows more profitable?
It seems like a debate that never ends: are Jersey or Holstein cows the better choice for profitable dairy production?
Research Drilldown: Myth busting mastitis therapy
Antibiotic usage is an important tool for dairy farmers, but it is important to ensure that antibiotic usage is minimized to maintain animal welfare and farm sustainability. Inappropriate usage of antibiotics includes both overtreatment and undertreatment.
MSU dairy science alum establishes discretionary endowment for animal science
MSU dairy science alum William (Bill) Oswalt has established a new endowment to provide discretionary support for the MSU Department of Animal Science.