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Hoof Trimming Report Hoof Trimming Report - Tools and Apps

Hoof Trimming Report

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

A graphical hoof trimming report for use on the dairy farm. Animal health record keeping. More
Pennsylvania Dairy Health and Biosecurity Manual
Pennsylvania Dairy Health and Biosecurity Manual - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
$8.00
This manual is designed to help dairy farmers keep their herds healthy and economically productive. 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
Penn State Monthly Cash Flow Spreadsheet
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Penn State Monthly Cash Flow Spreadsheet

Timothy Beck, Robert C. Goodling, Jr.

If you plan to use only Excel 2007 or Excel 2010 with the spreadsheet, use this version. (2007 or 2010 Excel file) Updated February 2012. More
Comprehensive Feed Management Monitoring Spreadsheet for Dairy Cows
Comprehensive Feed Management Monitoring Spreadsheet for Dairy Cows - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
A monitoring tool (Excel spreadsheet) for protein and phosphorus levels in the ration and manure evaluating lactating and dry cows, and heifers. More
Annual Cash Flow
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Annual Cash Flow

Virginia A. Ishler, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Timothy Beck, Mathew M. Haan, J. Craig Williams, Mauricio Rosales

A basic annual cash flow tool to identify cash inflows/outflows for the dairy enterprise. For a more in-depth analysis utilize the Know Your Numbers program. More
Partially chopped field of corn for silage
Spreadsheet to Price Standing Corn for Silage - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Spreadsheet to Price Standing Corn for Silage

Timothy Beck, Virginia A. Ishler, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D., Paul Craig, Douglas Beegle, Ph.D., Ken Griswold

Use this spreadsheet to price your standing corn for silage. More
Monthly Monitor
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Monthly Monitor

Lisa A. Holden, Robert C. Goodling, Jr.

Use the Monthly Monitor to track key production and financial indicators for dairy advisory teams. More
Goal-Setting Worksheet Goal-Setting Worksheet - Tools and Apps
Goal-setting worksheet to help outline specific goals for a dairy advisory team with an example More
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Nitrate Calculator Spreadsheet - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
Automates calculation of nitrate intake from feed and water, suggests ways to limit nitrate intake, and converts expressions of nitrate concentration. More
Feed Value Calculator spreadsheet Feed Value Calculator spreadsheet - Tools and Apps
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. More
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Costs to Raise Replacement Heifers: Template - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Costs to Raise Replacement Heifers: Template

Timothy Beck, Heather Weeks

Example shows how to complete the Costs to Raise Replacement Heifers spreadsheet, uses data from Penn State research. More
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Costs to Raise Replacement Heifers: Spreadsheet - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
Provides a tool to determine the actual costs of raising heifers on any dairy operation. More
Dairy Heifer Diet Formulator - Spreadsheet
Dairy Heifer Diet Formulator - Spreadsheet - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Dairy Heifer Diet Formulator - Spreadsheet

Jud Heinrichs, Lucas Mitchell

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
Compared to testing at room temperature, warm colostrum underestimates colostrum IgG and cold colostrum overestimates IgG.
Colostrometer Adjustment Spreadsheet - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

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
Milk Production Records and Feeding Records for Management Control
Milk Production Records and Feeding Records for Management Control - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
Record books and an online tool designed to help dairy producers monitor milk production and feed intakes from the herd daily. More
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Job Description Generator for the Dairy Industry - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Job Description Generator for the Dairy Industry

Lisa A. Holden, Robert C. Goodling, Jr.

The Job Description Generator is an online tool that automates the process so preparing a job description is quick and easy. More
Penn State Dairy Herd Metrics
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Penn State Dairy Herd Metrics

Robert C. Goodling, Jr.

A mobile application to assess heifer availability and needs for a dairy operation. Provides ability to investigate scenarios and economic impact. More
Farm Margin Tool
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Farm Margin Tool

Timothy Beck, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Virginia A. Ishler, Heather Weeks

The Farm Margin mobile application is the first step in calculating a dairy's break even cost of production. More
DairyCents Pro Mobile App
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DairyCents Pro Mobile App

Virginia A. Ishler

Calculate your own income over feed cost and track other feed management metrics. More
DairyCents Mobile App
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DairyCents Mobile App

Virginia A. Ishler

This mobile app calculates income over feed costs and compares prices of various feeds to the Penn State Feed Price List. More
Crop Cents Mobile App
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Crop Cents Mobile App

Timothy Beck, Virginia A. Ishler, Robert C. Goodling, Jr.

CropCents is a mobile app that calculates actual costs to produce home raised feeds for crop, dairy, and beef producers. More
Feeding Records for Management Control
Feeding Records for Management Control - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
$10.00
Monitor and record feeding data from your dairy herd daily. More
Poultry Health Handbook
Poultry Health Handbook - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
$20.00
Learn the basic principles of poultry health and diseases and their control. More
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