Unexpected commodity deliveries and corn silage transitions made October interesting for the Penn State Dairy Herd.
Haylage shrink of 22% keeps the PSU Dairy on their toes but setting goals and making a plan of action keeps milk production going strong.
The heat and corn silage changes take a toll on milk production and dry matter intake at the Penn State Dairy Barn.
Fresh dairy cattle sometimes need a little extra TLC. Moving cows too early can hurt milk production.
Changes in forages result in pleasant component increases.
Balanced rations for lactating dairy cows only work if ingredients are mixed properly.
A decrease in milk butterfat sends the alarm but is the diet to blame?
The Penn State dairy herd feeds sorghum-sudan silage for the first time with success.
Careful planning keeps milk production high when the Penn State Dairy transitions to new corn silage.
Improvements in forage quality, feed management and labor management equates to a productive Penn State dairy herd.
Corn silage quality changes more than the weather at the Penn State Dairy Farm.
Crows are not dumb birds.
Transition to 2012 early corn silage results in drops in milk production and fat test.
Poor maintenance can reduce efficiency of ventilation systems by as much as 40 percent.
New products will be adding processing capacity to the Northeast region. What opportunities exist for dairy producers?
Manure digesters will become more common on our dairy farms in the future, perhaps driven by odor control more than anything else.
In addition to cooling, shade, and ventilation, strategic adjustments to diet formulation and feeding management can help cows to better cope with extreme weather conditions.
Research shows how lameness can contribute to reproductive problems that drain profits
Designed and managed properly freestall shelters can be a good fit on productive dairy farms.
Since we cannot predict prices of energy in the future, we need to prepare for fluctuations in prices of the various energy sources.