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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Spreadsheet to Calculate Milk Price
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Spreadsheet to Calculate Milk Price

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Calculates gross milk price using multiple-component pricing with the option of a somatic cell count adjustment. More
Feed Management in Robotic Milking Herds
Feed Management in Robotic Milking Herds - Webinars Webinars
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Proper balance of feed at the robot and the feed bunk is important to ensure milk production and cow flow through the robotic milker. More
Customized Dairy Heifer Growth Chart
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Customized Dairy Heifer Growth Chart

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Generates a growth chart from mature size and age at first calving. Compares heifer performance to growth required to meet herd goals, not to a breed standard. More
Determining Forage Dry Matter
Determining Forage Dry Matter - Videos Videos

Determining Forage Dry Matter

Jud Heinrichs, Coleen M. Jones

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Understanding dry matter is a key concept in animal nutrition. Learn the importance of dry matter and how to measure it using a microwave or Koster tester. More
Dairy cows on pasture.
Incorporating Brassicas Into Your Grazing System - Webinars Webinars
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Forage brassicas are high quality forages that can be grazed during the spring, summer forage slump, or used to extend fall grazing season. More
Dairy cow on pasture
Collecting a Forage Sample and Interpreting the Analysis - Webinars Webinars
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This webinar discusses how to collect a representative forage sample and how to interpret the analysis. More
Dairy cows on pasture
Alternative Supplementation for Grazing Dairy Cows - Webinars Webinars
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Recent and on-going research on supplementing dairy cows with molasses, flaxseed, and fodder is discussed. More
Dairy cows on pasture.
Weed Identification and Management in Pastures - Webinars Webinars
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Pasture weed identification and how to manage troublesome pasture weeds will be presented, including mechanical, cultural, and chemical control methods. More
Grazing dairy cows.
Diversified Grazing Systems - Webinars Webinars
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This presentation will discuss the benefits and challenges of managing a diversified grazing system. More
Dairy cows on pasture.
Precision Technology in Pasture Dairy - Webinars Webinars
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Management and the adaptation of current and future technologies may offer opportunities for precision feeding in pasture dairy systems. More
Dairy cows on pasture.
Organic Dairy Feed Management Project - Webinars Webinars
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This program will present data from a recent Penn State study evaluating economic, environmental, and production data from organic dairy farms in Pennsylvania. More
Dairy cow on pasture.
Tall Grass Grazing for Dairies - Webinars Webinars
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Tall grass grazing has become a popular management practice for beef cattle in recent years. Learn how this practice is being applied to dairy grazing. More
Comprehensive Feed Management Monitoring Spreadsheet for Dairy Cows
Comprehensive Feed Management Monitoring Spreadsheet for Dairy Cows - Downloadable Downloadable
A monitoring tool (Excel spreadsheet) for protein and phosphorus levels in the ration and manure evaluating lactating and dry cows, and heifers. More
Conventional Feed Schedule Component Conventional Feed Schedule Component - Articles
Feed management plan in a tie-stall dairy facility More
Determining Forage Quality: Understanding Feed Analysis
Determining Forage Quality: Understanding Feed Analysis - Articles Articles
Learn how to use feed analysis to determine forage quality, and exactly what feeding a high quality forage means. More