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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Dairy Cows - Getting Started
Dairy Cows - Getting Started - Articles Articles
Milk cows are the income generator for dairy farms. Proper nutrition and herd management, and many other factors are required for success. More
Grazing Warm-Season Annuals
Grazing Warm-Season Annuals - Webinars Webinars

Grazing Warm-Season Annuals

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1 hour

Free
This webinar discusses the role and management of warm-season annuals in a grazing system. More
Transition Cow Management
Transition Cow Management - Workshops Workshops

Transition Cow Management

Multiple Options Available

$30.00
Transition Cow Management will feature the science and practices to improve the performance of transition cows. More
Pasture Dairy
Dairy Grazing Management Guide - Webinars Webinars

Dairy Grazing Management Guide

Multiple Options Available

Free
This series of free webinars is geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Dairy Farms
Dairy Management Mondays - Webinars Webinars

Dairy Management Mondays

Multiple Options Available

1 hour

Free
Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this series includes presentations on topics important to the management of the dairy farm. More
Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop
Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop - News News

Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop

09/05/2017

Continuing education for feed industry professionals and nutritional consultants. More
From Harvest to Feed: Understanding Silage Management
From Harvest to Feed: Understanding Silage Management - Articles Articles

From Harvest to Feed: Understanding Silage Management

Coleen M. Jones, Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D., Virginia A. Ishler

Feeding adequate quantities of high-quality forages is the basis of profitable milk and livestock production. More
Feeding the Newborn Dairy Calf
Feeding the Newborn Dairy Calf - Articles Articles
Calf health, growth, and productivity rely heavily on nutrition and management practices. More
Dairy Grazing Discussions
Dairy Grazing Discussions - Workshops Workshops

Dairy Grazing Discussions

Multiple Options Available

Free
A seven-month series of discussion group meetings focusing on the material in Sarah Flack's book titled "The Art and Science of Grazing" More
Compared to testing at room temperature, warm colostrum underestimates colostrum IgG and cold colostrum overestimates IgG.
Colostrometer Adjustment Spreadsheet - Downloadable Downloadable

Colostrometer Adjustment Spreadsheet

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Adjust readings from a colostrometer to provide the value expected if colostrum was tested at 68°F. More
Dairy Heifer Diet Formulator - Spreadsheet
Dairy Heifer Diet Formulator - Spreadsheet - Downloadable Downloadable
Choose feeds from the library or enter the composition of feeds on your farm, then balance a diet to meet a targeted growth rate. More
Batch Mix Spreadsheet
Batch Mix Spreadsheet - Downloadable Downloadable

Batch Mix Spreadsheet

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Provides a simple method of adjusting the amount fed as the dry matter of forages changes. Also contains instructions for determining dry matter using a microwave. More
Feed Bunk Management and Design for Results
Feed Bunk Management and Design for Results - Webinars Webinars
Free
Focus on cow behavior vs. feeding area management and design. More
Penn State Particle Separator
Penn State Particle Separator - Articles Articles

Penn State Particle Separator

Jud Heinrichs, Coleen M. Jones

The Forage and TMR Particle Separator was designed to help in determining the correct forage particle length needed to improve ruminant nutrition. More
Spreadsheet to Compare Cost of Milk and Milk Replacer
Spreadsheet to Compare Cost of Milk and Milk Replacer - Downloadable Downloadable
Tool to compare cost of feeding whole milk or milk replacer. Calculates cost per pound of dry matter and compares amount of nutrients provided by each feed. More
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