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Practical lessons learned – A survey of Minnesota dairy farm heat abatement practices and resulting production responses.

The record-setting heat wave of July 13-21, 2011 markedly decreased milk production, severely compromised animal health and unprecedentedly increased livestock mortality, and is likely the most extreme weather event experienced by Midwestern livestock producers in modern history. 

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Dairy Heat Stress Risk Snapshot

Take Home Messages for Successful Heat Stress Management: Monitoring Systems, Drinking Water, Shade & Comfort, Air, Evaporative Cooling, Feed & Nutrition

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Pet Safety in Winter Weather

Although it maybe doesn’t seem like it, cold weather is just around the corner. This is the perfect time to take a look at the proper precautions in caring for our pets. The snow and harsh weather can have negative effects on our pets.

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Great Resources and General Information on Sheep

General Sheep InformationSheep 201 is a Beginner's Guide to Raising Sheep. The information should be useful for persons raising different kinds of sheep and utilizing production systems. At the same time, all information needs to be adapted to local conditions and production practices.Pipestone Veterinary Services NewsletterFounded in 1942, Pipestone Veterinary Services has stayed true to its...

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Starting A Successful Hobby Farm

Most people that start a hobby farm do it for fun. But it is possible to make some money along the way. If you are looking to make a profit remember to keep track of your expenses each month and write down any items you sold. If you want to make a profit it is...

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Benefits of Organic Pet Food

Organic pet food does not contain chemical additives or pesticides that could irritate your pet’s bowel.  As a result organic feed reduces gas, bloating, diarrhea, and vomiting.  Organic pet food also boosts your pet’s metabolism, thus giving your pet more energy.

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