Nutrition and Feed Management

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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
Feed Management for Producers
Feed Management for Producers - Articles Articles
The Feed Management Program is a USDA NRCS program that offers incentive payments. More
Body Condition Scoring as a Tool for Dairy Herd Management
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Body Condition Scoring as a Tool for Dairy Herd Management

Jud Heinrichs, Coleen M. Jones, Virginia A. Ishler

Body condition scoring evaluates fatness or thinness according to a five-point scale and scores are used to fine-tune dairy nutrition and health. More
Dairy Heifers
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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
December Preparation for Cattle Herds
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December for many cattle producers means preparations for winterizing their herds. More
Dairy Beef
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Dairy-Beef Production

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Production of high-quality dairy-beef is relatively new to the beef industry and depends almost entirely on Holstein bull calves. More
Examples of Cows at Various Body Condition Scores
Examples of Cows at Various Body Condition Scores - Articles Articles
Photos demonstrate dairy cows with a range of body condition scores. Each photo includes key observations at that score. More
Pasture Quality and Quantity
Pasture Quality and Quantity - Articles Articles
What defines high quality pasture and how we can develop and maintain a high quality sward in abundant quantity? More
Supplementation of Lactating Cows on Pasture
Supplementation of Lactating Cows on Pasture - Articles Articles
Supplementing to maximize rumen fermentation and microbial protein synthesis is a challenge to efficiently utilizing pasture for high producing dairy cows. More
Enhancing Milk Components with Pasture-Based Systems
Enhancing Milk Components with Pasture-Based Systems - Articles Articles
In pasture-based systems the amount and type of concentrate fed, processing of ingredients, and feeding method influence milk yield and components. More
Feed Management: Phosphorus Levels in Component-Fed Herds
Feed Management: Phosphorus Levels in Component-Fed Herds - Articles Articles
Herds with lactating dairy cattle exceeding fecal phosphorus levels from 0.55 to 0.80% on a dry matter basis have opportunity for improvement. More
Reducing Dietary Phosphorus in the Dairy Herd Reducing Dietary Phosphorus in the Dairy Herd - Articles
This publication addresses the phosphorus needs of the dairy cow and ways in which dietary phosphorus can be reduced. More
Protein in Pastures: Can It Be Too High?
Protein in Pastures: Can It Be Too High? - Articles Articles
When pasture protein is excessive, strategic feeding of rumen fermentable carbohydrates can improve nitrogen utilization and milk yield. More
In Vivo Digestibility of Forages
In Vivo Digestibility of Forages - Articles Articles
Discussion of factors affecting forage fiber digestion in dairy cows and influences of fiber digestibility on performance. More
Nitrogen, Ammonia Emissions and the Dairy Cow
Nitrogen, Ammonia Emissions and the Dairy Cow - Articles Articles
This article explains how nitrogen fed to cows contributes to ammonia emissions and explores feeding strategies to reduce excess nitrogen in the diet. More
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