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Cost Comparison of Various Calf Feeding Programs
Cost Comparison of Various Calf Feeding Programs - Articles Articles

Cost Comparison of Various Calf Feeding Programs

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Evaluation of costs of feeding pasteurized milk to calves compared to other systems considering current market conditions. More
Dairy Heifers
Dairy Heifer Production - Articles Articles

Dairy Heifer Production

Jud Heinrichs, Virginia A. Ishler, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

In most herds, dairy farmers replace 25 to 30 percent of the herd each year. These replacements represent a significant financial investment. More
Recommendations for Calf and Heifer Housing Dimensions for Jerseys
Recommendations for Calf and Heifer Housing Dimensions for Jerseys - Articles Articles
Summary of design suggestions for planning calf and heifer housing systems for Jersey cattle; a starting point for the design process. More
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Recommendations for Calf and Heifer Housing Dimensions for Holsteins - Articles Articles
Summary of design suggestions for planning calf and heifer housing systems for Holstein dairy cattle; a starting point for the design process. More
Building a Structure that Will Last
Building a Structure that Will Last - Articles Articles
Structures that house cattle are vital to the success of a dairy business. More
Can On-Farm NIR Analysis Improve Feed Management?
Can On-Farm NIR Analysis Improve Feed Management? - Articles Articles
Regular dry matter testing and ration adjustments ensure producers are feeding the ration formulated by the nutritionist. Can on-farm NIR help? More
Using the Calf Milk Pasteurization Evaluator Spreadsheet
Using the Calf Milk Pasteurization Evaluator Spreadsheet - Articles Articles
Instructions for using the Calf Milk Pasteurization Evaluator spreadsheet, interpreting its output, and estimating waste milk supply and demand. More
Inlets Essential to Tunnel Ventilation Success Inlets Essential to Tunnel Ventilation Success - Articles
Properly sized inlets – located to supply uniform distribution throughout the animal space – are essential to provide a more comfortable space for cows. More
As in any dairy, maintaining good cow hygiene in a robotic milking dairy is important to maintaining good milk quality.
Milk Quality on PA Dairy Farms Using Robotic Milking Systems – Part 3 - Articles Articles
Robotic dairies surveyed in Pennsylvania had good hygiene scores overall. Even so, those with cleaner cows had lower bacteria counts in bulk tank milk samples. More
Milk Quality on PA Dairy Farms Using Robotic Milking Systems – Part 1
Milk Quality on PA Dairy Farms Using Robotic Milking Systems – Part 1 - Articles Articles
Automatic milking systems are gaining popularity on Pennsylvania dairy farms. More
Transition Calf Housing
Transition Calf Housing - Articles Articles
We focus on keeping calves healthy and growing and on breeding heifers, but if we lose a month between these two points we never get it back. More
Upgrade Options and Common Pitfalls for Farm Lighting
Upgrade Options and Common Pitfalls for Farm Lighting - Articles Articles
We'll discuss some of the more common problems you can avoid without too much trouble. More
Figure 1. Water intake at various levels of milk production.
Watering System Design - Articles Articles
Consider how and when cows drink to create a system that ensures every cow gets as much water as she will drink. More
Managing Silage Effluent
Managing Silage Effluent - Articles Articles
No matter our best efforts to harvest at the correct moisture and in a timely fashion, effluent happens. More
Cow with Heatime Pro activity and rumination collar
Choosing an Activity System for Your Dairy - Articles Articles
Activity monitoring systems can improve reproductive performance, reduce labor, and reduce the cost of production. More
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