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Dairy News and Notes

Dairy Twilight Meeting:

Thursday August 22nd 7pm,

McCutcheon Dairy, the home of Mitch and Chantal McCutcheon

17312 Plover Mills Road, Thorndale

Join us for a night of education and socialization as we present to you the latest information on moulds and toxins from Alltech.

Mark Ross from Elanco will be giving an update on Rumensin CRC boluses.

Food and beverages will be provided

Please RSVP to Kirkton Veterinary Clinic by Thursday August 15th

 

Colostrum Management Update

Our summer project on evaluating the rate of passive transfer in calves is underway and it looks discouraging.  Only 57% have reached the desired level of total protein, meaning there are still too many calves out there that failed to get enough clean, quality colostrum in a timely manner.  What this means is that every farm could benefit from some improvements in their management of colostrum.

 

Prostaglandin Summer Promotion

For the months of July, August and September, 50ml Estrumate and 100ml Lutalyse are on sale.  Thanks to Merck and Zoetis (formerly Pfizer) Animal Health for their help in covering increased hormone costs over the summer.