The day before the Central Plains Dairy Expo, I attended a Zoetis Dairy Wellness Meeting. I listened to Dr. Mike Lormore discuss the topic “What drives financial success on dairies?”. The answer we all expect to Continue Reading

Colostrum Management

By Beef Dairy
With the warmer temperatures upon us, it is important to remember the importance of proper and timely colostrum management and handling. During summer months, bacterial contamination and growth in colostrum is a Continue Reading


By Dairy
With the warmer temperatures these last few weeks we have noticed an increase in Salmonella cases on our dairy/dairy calf farms. Here are a few basics to get a better understanding of Salmonella as a whole: On dairy Continue Reading
This summer we were very fortunate to have two veterinary student interns working at our clinic. Jackie Martin, a Reading, MN native and second year veterinary student went to seven farms with trail cameras to Continue Reading
Dr. Nigel Cook from the University of Wisconsin describes the dairy cow as a workaholic because she spends her adult life functioning at 3x her maintenance energy cost. Humans would only accomplish this with Continue Reading

Mycoplasma Bovis

By Dairy
Our very first VMC Calf School was a great success earlier this month. We had good attendance and I truly enjoyed interacting with producers in a continuing education setting. We had quite a few group discussions on Continue Reading