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Health Benefits of Grazing Dairy Heifers

By Fay Benson / January 9, 2011

  I recently completed a comparison of raising pregnant dairy replacement heifers in Confinement vs. Management Intensive Grazing (MIG). This study showed the animals raised in MIG had far fewer post partum problems than their counterparts. It was set up to compliment prior studies completed by the University of Minnesota from 2000 through 2002. Those…

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There is More Than One Way to Milk a Cow

By Fay Benson / April 4, 2010

New Zealanders Change the Dairy Paradigm in Missouri The contrast between a U.S. dairy management style and the New Zealand grazing dairy approach was easy to see at a grazing conference in Missouri this past summer.  New Zealand-styled grazing dairies focus on intensive pasture management, rather than milk production, to lower costs and achieve profits.Missouri…

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