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Information and tools to assist in managing dairy cattle nutrition and feeding, 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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Dairy Day
Dairy Day - Workshops Workshops

Dairy Day

03/05/2020

Blairsville, PA

Free
Please join us at the annual Southwest Pennsylvania Regional Dairy Day for an informative workshop designed for dairy producers and other affiliated industry personnel. More
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Little Things Can Make Big Difference in Dairy Farming - Articles Articles
Becoming more aware of and focusing some time on the “little things” can have a big impact on productivity and profitability on dairy farms. More
Maximizar el Consumo de Alimento: Clave para el Éxito de la Vaca de Transición
Maximizar el Consumo de Alimento: Clave para el Éxito de la Vaca de Transición - Articles Articles

Maximizar el Consumo de Alimento: Clave para el Éxito de la Vaca de Transición

乐动体育注册 Adrian A Barragan, DVM, MS, Ph.D.

El período de transición, conocido como las tres semanas antes y después del parto, es uno de los momentos más difíciles para las vacas lecheras. More
Maximizing Feed Intake: Key for Transition Cow Success
Maximizing Feed Intake: Key for Transition Cow Success - Articles Articles

Maximizing Feed Intake: Key for Transition Cow Success

乐动体育注册 Adrian A Barragan, DVM, MS, Ph.D.

Transition cow management should be primarily aimed at preventing and monitoring ketosis and hypocalcemia. More
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Manejo de Calostro - Webinars Webinars

Manejo de Calostro

1 hour

Colostrum Management Practices More
Pasture Dairy
Dairy Grazing Management - Webinars Webinars

Dairy Grazing Management

乐动体育注册Multiple Options Available

Free
This series of free webinars is geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Body Condition in Transition Cows
Body Condition in Transition Cows - Articles Articles

Body Condition in Transition Cows

乐动体育注册 Adrian A Barragan, DVM, MS, Ph.D., Mauricio Rosales

Excellent nutrition during lactation results in proper body condition in dry cows, which is a determining factor for a successful next lactation. More
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Dairy Sense: Will Raising Crossbred Dairy Steers Improve Cash Flow? - Articles Articles
Dairy producers have been investigating crossbred steers as an alternative enterprise to improve cash flow. There are a lot of aspects to consider before adopting this strategy. More
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Whole Milk Considerations - Articles Articles
Tips for making the best use of whole milk as feed for calves. More
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Dairy Sense: Equal Opportunity Margin - Articles Articles

Dairy Sense: Equal Opportunity Margin

乐动体育注册 Virginia A. Ishler

Whether a dairy operates a grass-based, organic, or high technology system, margin has the same significance. Calculating breakeven cost of production is critical to determine financial health. More
Check Your Feed Supply! Check Your Feed Supply! - News

Check Your Feed Supply!

05/10/2019

Cargill feed recalled due to high aflatoxin levels More
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What Are the Options for Non-saleable (Waste) Milk? - Articles Articles

What Are the Options for Non-saleable (Waste) Milk?

乐动体育注册 Ginger D Fenton, PhD

While maximizing the value of your milk is critical, careful consideration should be given to the choices for using or disposing of waste milk. More
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Dairy Sense: Keeping Milk Components Strong - Articles Articles
Maintaining strong levels of milk fat and protein are important to animal performance and for optimizing milk income. More
The Perks of Pasture in Dairy Operations
The Perks of Pasture in Dairy Operations - Articles Articles

The Perks of Pasture in Dairy Operations

乐动体育注册 Virginia A. Ishler

Maintaining forage quality and quantity has a significant effect on cash surplus. Using pasture for grazing adult cattle and young stock can help extend stored forages. More
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Dairy Sense: Unlocking Added Potential - Articles Articles
The transition period, early lactation, and breeding age heifers are the keys to unlocking added potential for milk income. More
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Dairy Sense: More Sugar, Please - Articles Articles

Dairy Sense: More Sugar, Please

乐动体育注册 Virginia A. Ishler

Adding sugar to the ration can complement many diets and takes the pressure off starch as the only energy source used to maintain production and components. More
Integrating Annuals into your Grazing System
Integrating Annuals into your Grazing System - Webinars Webinars
Free
This free webinar recording is part of a Dairy Grazing Management webinar series, which includes presentations on grazing and pasture management. This webinar was recorded on February 20, 2019. More
Rumen Development in the Transition Calf
Rumen Development in the Transition Calf - Webinars Webinars
Free
This free webinar recording is part of a Dairy Management Mondays series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. Rumen Development in the Transition Calf was recorded on February 18, 2019. More
Kelp for Supplemental Feeding of Dairy Cows on Pasture
Kelp for Supplemental Feeding of Dairy Cows on Pasture - Webinars Webinars
Free
This free webinar recording is part of a Dairy Grazing Management webinar series, which includes presentations on grazing and pasture management. "Kelp for Supplemental Feeding of Dairy Cows on Pasture" was recorded on December 19, 2018. More
The TMR Mineral Mismatch
The TMR Mineral Mismatch - Articles Articles

The TMR Mineral Mismatch

Virginia A. Ishler

Carbohydrates and protein are critical nutrients in precision feeding; however, some interesting observations on calcium and phosphorus agreement have materialized. More
Calf Management Tips for Cold Weather
Calf Management Tips for Cold Weather - Articles Articles

Calf Management Tips for Cold Weather

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Within a certain range of temperatures called the thermoneutral zone or TNZ, calves can maintain body temperature without needing extra energy. More
Grazing Management in Robotic Milking Herds
Grazing Management in Robotic Milking Herds - Webinars Webinars
Free
This free webinar recording is part of a Dairy Grazing Management webinar series, which includes presentations on grazing and pasture management. This webinar was recorded on January 19, 2019. More
Activity and Rumination Research
Activity and Rumination Research - Webinars Webinars

Activity and Rumination Research

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1 hour, 30 minutes

Free
This free webinar is part of a Technology Tuesday series which includes presentations geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. Activity and Rumination Research was recorded on January 8, 2019. More
PDMP 2018 Corn Silage Trials
PDMP 2018 Corn Silage Trials - Webinars Webinars
Free
This free webinar is part of a Technology Tuesday series which includes presentations geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. PDMP 2018 Corn Silage Trials was recorded on November 20, 2018. More
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Dairy Sense: Milk Income and Ration Perspective for Milk Fat - Articles Articles

Dairy Sense: Milk Income and Ration Perspective for Milk Fat

乐动体育注册 Virginia A. Ishler

A balance between components and volume may be the best strategy to optimize milk income. More
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