Nutrition and Feed Management

Information and tools to assist in managing dairy cattle nutrition and feed management, including resources on forage, silage, pasture, and water needs. Tips on monitoring heifer growth and weaning strategies for heifers and calves.

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Feed Bunk Management and Design for Results
Feed Bunk Management and Design for Results - Webinars Webinars
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Focus on cow behavior vs. feeding area management and design. 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
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