Winter 2022 Spartan Dairy Newsletter
Stay in touch with the latest dairy news and research at MSU
Tubergen Dairy Farm named 2022 Dairy Farmer of the Year
MSU Department of Animal Science recognizes Tubergen Dairy Farm’s commitment to animal welfare, support of Michigan Dairy industry
Dairy Spotlight: Melissa McKendree
MSU Extension specialist in farm management and livestock economics.
Dairy Spotlight: Phil Durst
Senior Extension educator for dairy and beef cattle health and production.
Michigan youth bring home team and individual ribbons from the 2021 National Junior Dairy Management Contest
Two teams represented Michigan 4-H at the contest held during the All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Michigan 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl team brings home 3rd place in national contest
Four Michigan 4-H members competed at the 2021 North American Dairy Quiz Bowl in Louisville, KY.
MSU students and 4-H youth return to national dairy cattle judging contest at World Dairy Expo
Two teams and two individuals represented Michigan State University and Michigan 4-H in Madison, Wisconsin.
MSU students close dairy cattle judging season at NAILE
Five MSU students competed in the dairy cattle judging contest during the North American International Livestock Exposition.
2022 Dairy Program Booklet
Check out the 2022 dairy program booklet
Improving labor efficiency on farms
To sustainably achieve improved labor efficiency, begin with changes in leadership by farm owners.
The steps for good quality corn silage begins now
What are the important questions you need to discuss as the growing season begins?
Can precision livestock farming help optimize farm labor?
Farmers understand “running to where the trouble is” and new technology with promising results can help.
Harnessing fatty acids for transition cow management
Energy and nutrient demands of the dairy cow are heightened during the fresh period and remain high throughout lactation, depending on milk production needs. Specific dietary fatty acids can help better meet these needs.