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Horn Flies & Mastitis Development in Dairy Heifers
Preliminary study indicated that horn flies can contaminate the mammary gland of heifers.
January-February 2008 Dairy Digest
2008 Dairy Digest
The Louisiana Dairy Digest is a publication of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service that provides information on the latest developments and issues affecting dairy farming. Some topics covered include: Farm Bill Update, Dairy Scholarships and Ag Related Jobs Available, Alfalfa Baleage Production, Quality, and Persistence, Whole Cottonseed is still worth the Price.
Disaster Recovery: Estimates of Economic Impact From Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Louisiana Agriculture
Disaster Recovery: Estimates of Economic Impact From Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Louisiana Agriculture
The dollar amounts, which are estimates of reduced revenue and increased costs, are broken down by storm and commodity. Total estimated costs are also provided.
Managing Feed Cost
Ration quality and the level of feed consumed both play important roles in maximizing dairy farm profitability. Feedstuff analysis allows better appreciation of real cost and should be considered in ration formulation. Feed efficiency should be calculated and monitored to identify the most profitable cows of the herd and to evaluate the nutritional programs more closely and accurately.
Managing Feed Cost
Ration quality and the level of feed consumed both play important roles in maximizing dairy farm profitability. Feedstuff analysis allows better appreciation of real cost and should be considered in ration formulation. Feed efficiency should be calculated and monitored to identify the most profitable cows of the herd and to evaluate the nutritional programs more closely and accurately.
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Keeping Show Animals Healthy
This article discusses common diseases in show animals and how to prevent them.
When Can Calves be Weaned?
Many producers use early weaning programs to lower the costs of feed and labor. Calves tend to scour less when consuming solid feeds compared with liquid feeds. As a result, health costs may decrease.
Using DHI SCC to Manage Bulk Tank Somatic Cell Counts
Bulk tank somatic cell count (BTSCC) is one of several parameters used by state milk regulatory agencies to insure consumers a safe, wholesome milk supply. For dairy producers, this means BTSCC is one item that must be constantly monitored and managed.
Assessment of Damage to Louisiana Agricultural, Forestry, and Fisheries Sectors By Hurricane Katrina
Assessment of Damage to Louisiana Agricultural, Forestry, and Fisheries Sectors By Hurricane Katrina
Based on the information known at the time of the storm, and given the historical value of these industries to the state, the AgCenter was able to provide preliminary estimates on losses of revenue due to production losses.
Rearing Replacement Heifers: Birth to Weaning
In replacement rearing, no phase has greater potential for decreasing production costs and increasing profitability than the period prior to weaning.
2004 Louisiana Dairy Digest
The Louisiana Dairy Digest is a publication of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service that provides information on the latest developments and issues affecting dairy farming.
Take a Look at Fluid Merit Dollars (FM$) as a Sire Selection Criteria
The USDA Dairy Sire Summaries now include three selection indexes that can be very useful in simplifying sire selection. These are called Net Merit Dollars (NM$), Cheese Merit Dollars (CM$) and Fluid Merit Dollars (FM$).
Milk Producers' Refundable Tax Credit Program
2007 Louisiana Refundable Dairy Tax Credit
Handbook for Understanding Act 461 of the 2007 Louisiana Legislature-Refundable Tax Credit for Dairy Farmers
Poultry Litter as an Alternative Fertilizer
Alternative Fertilizer: Poultry Litter
Poultry litter is relatively rich in nutrients and organic matter, but it needs to be properly managed. This article discusses how to realize the most benefits from poultry litter utilization as a fertilizer.
Using Knowledge of Seasonal Effects Upon Louisiana Dairy Cows in Management Decisions
Using Knowledge of Seasonal Effects Upon Louisiana Dairy Cows in Management Decisions
This study evaluates ways to take advantage of seasonal impact on dairy farms. Seasonal affects upon production, reproduction and health of Louisiana dairy cattle have been known for years. Consideration of these effects in making management decisions is important and can mean the difference between success or failure of a producer.
Male Offspring Distributing in Calving and Farrowing Data
Male Offspring Distributions in Calving and Farrowing Data
This report evaluates the natural variability in the sperm sex ratio.
The Effects of Condition Score on the Performance of Early Lactation Holstein Cows
The Effects of Condition Score on the Performance of Early Lactation Holstein Cows
This study at the Southeast Research Station evaluated the effects of body condition at calving on the performance of lactating dairy cows.
Dry Cow Management
Dry cow management is an integral part of total herd management. There are five keys to maintaining an excellent dry cow program.
Corn silage management
Corn Silage Management for Lactating Dairy Cows
This article includes recommendations on corn hybrid selection for silage, planting, harvesting, storing and feeding corn silage to dairy cows.
Calfnotes.com
Calf Notes is your source for pertinent, non-commercial and unbiased information on raising young dairy calves.
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