Be Ready to Reduce Heat Stress in Cattle this Summer

Be Ready to Reduce Heat Stress in Cattle this Summer There is no question that heat stress can negatively impact animal performance.  Heat stress reduces milk production and has a negative impact on reproduction in dairy cattle.  Dairy cattle will also show heat stress at slightly lower temperatures than beef cattle will.  For feedlot cattle […]

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Responding to the Avian Influenza Outbreak

The current avian influenza outbreak is not thought to pose a risk to human health or to food safety but it is highly toxic to birds, including backyard poultry flocks.  As of April 2, 2022 the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced a confirmed case of the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPIA) in a […]

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Soil Testing

Lawn & Garden Soil Testing La Crosse County UW-Extension offers soil testing   Why, when and how: Sampling Lawn and Garden Soils for analysis What you get: Analysis of current nutrient content of your soil (P,K). Current soil pH. Recommendation of type and amount of fertilizer to add. Allow 2 – 3 weeks for return […]

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State Cheese Production Up Eight Months in a Row

Wisconsin cheese plants made more product during August when compared to the same month a year earlier. According to the latest dairy product summary from the USDA, the state produced 294 million pounds of cheese in August. That was 5.1 percent more than last year, and 0.8 percent higher than this past July. Nationally, about […]

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