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.
Monitoring income over feed costs (IOFC) is a way to evaluate a dairy's profitability. Several options are available to determine and interpret IOFC.
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A monitoring tool (Excel spreadsheet) for protein and phosphorus levels in the ration and manure evaluating lactating and dry cows, and heifers.
Feed management plan in a tie-stall dairy facility
More Articles ByRobert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD
Learn how to use feed analysis to determine forage quality, and exactly what feeding a high quality forage means.
Optimizing IOFC, results from transition silage testing 2015-2016, forage management project results to date, reminder of upcoming project meetings
Carbohydrates and protein are critical nutrients in precision feeding however, some interesting observations on calcium and phosphorus agreement have materialized.
An informal opportunity to discuss issues that are important for you and your dairy operation in a round-table discussion format
More Articles ByGinger D Fenton, PhD, Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.
Learn the details and find educational resources on the FSMA Animal Feed Rule, including videos and training opportunities that address requirements, exemptions, and deadlines of the rule.
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Description of in-feed medications and how they fit into the new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rules taking effect January 1, 2017.
A look at feeding management in Pennsylvania robot herds.
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CalfTrack is a comprehensive program to train employees that are responsible for calf care.
Feeding more milk replacer to calves can increase average daily gain, but can reduce starter intake and lower nitrogen efficiency and postweaning digestion.
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Demonstration of using a colostrometer to estimate IgG content in colostrum.
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Learn how to use optical and digital Brix refractometers to determine how much IgG colostrum contains.
More Tools and Apps ByTimothy Beck, Virginia A. Ishler, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.
Use this spreadsheet to price your standing corn for silage.