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Pasture-based dairy

Discover how to properly manage nutrition, the transition period and grazing practices. Find trusted cattle estrus detection options and how to use crossbreeding to improve sustainability.

Learn about business practices to put to use on your pasture-based dairy farm. Improve your biosecurity and cow comfort practices to prevent disease on your farm.


Standards for organic livestock and poultryThe United States Department of Agriculture published new organic livestock and poultry production standards. The goal of clearer standards is to increase consistency in animal welfare practices.

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