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.
Optimizing IOFC, results from transition silage testing 2015-2016, forage management project results to date, reminder of upcoming project meetings
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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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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.
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This online course teaches dairy producers and handlers about the best management and milking practices to prevent mastitis and to maximize production.
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Pennsylvania law requires farms and properties with animals or that use manure to develop a manure management plan. This course walks you through the process.
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The Penn State TMR spreadsheet allows the user to create rations, mix sheets, batch size and feed costs for up to nine rations for the whole herd.
Calculates value of forages and concentrates using Petersen's constants; based on the price of corn, soybean meal, and average quality alfalfa hay. Feed values can then be compared to market prices.
Automates calculation of nitrate intake from feed and water, suggests ways to limit nitrate intake, and converts expressions of nitrate concentration.
This article explains how the use of ionophores--antibiotics that shift ruminal fermentation patterns--can improve cattle production efficiency.
More Articles ByGinger D Fenton, PhD, Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD
Enacted to further improve the safety of our food supply, these laws will impact most farms.
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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.