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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Batch Mix Spreadsheet
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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
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Focus on cow behavior vs. feeding area management and design. 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
Penn State Particle Separator
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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 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
Spreadsheet to Compare Cost of Milk and Milk Replacer
Spreadsheet to Compare Cost of Milk and Milk Replacer - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
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
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
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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.
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
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
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 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
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 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