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  1. LOWER THE REPLACEMENT RATE OF YOUR HERD TO SAVE $$

    What is the replacement rate in your beef herd? The lower replacement rate of your herd, the more cost effective your farm will be.
    Lowering your replacement rate by just 4% can be cost effective. However, you need to remember this will take a few years to accomplish.
    Click Here for tips on how to lower the replacement rate of your herd.

  2. HOW ARE MILK COMPONENTS EFFECTED WHEN THE SEASONS CHANGE?

    The long hot days of Summer can have an effect on milk components. You may have already started to see a decline in milk fat and protein concentrations. Cows with heat stress tend to have a lower dry mater intake which leads to decrease in milk production.
    However, there are nutritional strategies that can improve milk components in the summer.
    Click Here to read more about how your herd’s milk production can be effected by the summer heat.

  3. TIPS TO DIAGNOSE NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES

    Nutrient deficiencies usually show up first in distinct areas of the field. As you walk the fields look for patterns that could indicate that you may have a nutrient deficiency problem.
    From striped leaves to inverted yellow “V” leaves starting at the tip of the leaf and going back the middle of the leaf could be indications that you have a nutrient deficiency.
    Click here to learn more about Diagnosing Nutrient Deficiencies.

    Remember… The Bedford Farm Bureau Agronomy Team is available to help with any questions or concerns you may have!!!

  4. How does the heat effect your dairy herd?

    Mild heat stress in your dairy herd can be begin when the Temperature Humidity Index (THI) is as low as 68. Once the (THI) reaches 80, moderate to severe heat stress begins. Decrease in milk production can begin at this time along with other negative impacts on your dairy herd.
    To read more on how the hot summer temperatures can have an effect on your dairy herd click on the link below.

    http://www.hubbardfeeds.com/blog/help-your-cows-stay-cool

  5. CLOSED MEMORIAL DAY

    The Farm Bureau will be closed Monday, May 30th.

    Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day.

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