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Dairy Profitability 101: Milk Quality and Feed Efficiency
In very simple terms, dairy profitability can be defined as the difference between milk prices and the cost of production, multiplied by the pounds of milk produced. Thus, milk prices, the cost of production, and the pounds of milk produced are the three...
Pasteurising Milk and Colostrum
Professional heifer growers and dairy producers are faced with the challenge of raising healthy calves while still paying close attention to rearing costs and profit, writes Sandra Godden DVM DVSc, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University...
Milk Quality Tips for Tough Times
Milk quality does count. When dairies consistently achieve production of low SCC and low bacteria count milk, everyone wins – the cow, the dairy, the processor, and the consumer, writes Jeff Reneau, Professor of Dairy Management for the University of...
Managing Milk Fat Depression
The biohydrogenation (BH) theory represents a unifying concept to explain the basis for diet-induced milk fat depression (MFD) where unusual intermediates of ruminal fatty acid BH accumulate in the rumen and eventually reduce milk fat synthesis in the mammary...
Practical Tools to Measure and Monitor Variation
Variation can be a major issue on large dairy herds in the Western US. Too much variation is definitely bad, leading to fluctuations in production and health disorders, claims reserach by W.K. Sanchez, Ph.D., J. Mikus, Ph.D., and W. C. Stone, DVM, Ph.D. Diamond...
Managing Milk Composition: Evaluating Herd Potential
The major components of raw milk are water, fat, protein, lactose, and minerals. These components can be influenced by many factors, including genetics and nutrition, says an Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service report....
Detecting the Dairy Cow Immune Response Is a High-Tech Blast
By Ann Perry, USDA Agricultural Research Service Information Unit. Published in the August 2008 issue of Agricultural Reasearch magazine. The term “shotgun proteomics” may sound like research conducted by scientists operating outside the law....
100,000 SCC: Why Not?
By Jeffrey K. Reneau, Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota and presented at the University of Minnesota Dairy Days-2007. ...
Bacterial Isolates from On-Farm Acidified Milk Samples
By Neil Anderson - Animal Health and Welfare/ OMAFRA. Several Ontario producers acidify colostrum, raw milk or milk replacer to reduce bacterial load and to store these at ambient temperature for free-access feeding. ...
Florida Dairy Farm Situation and Outlook 2007
By Russ Giesy Assistant Professor and Albert De Vries, Department of Animal Sciences; Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences....
On-farm Tests for Drug Residues in Milk
By G. M. Jones, Professor and Extension Dairy Scientist, Milk Quality & Milking Management, Department of Dairy Science, Virginia Tech....
Cleaning and Sanitizing Milking Equipment
By G.M. Jones, Extension Dairy Scientist, Milk Quality & Milking Management, Virginia Tech. ...
The Role of Milking Equipment in Mastitis
By G.M. Jones, Professor of Dairy Science and Extension Dairy Scientist, Milk Quality & Milking Management, Virginia Tech. ...
Testing Bulk Tank Milk Samples
By G.M. Jones, Professor of Dairy Science and Extension Dairy Scientist, Milk Quality & Milking Management and Susan Sumner, Associate Professor of Food and Science Technology and Extension Food Scientist. ...
Preventing Drug Residues In Milk and Cull Dairy Cows
By G. M. Jones, Professor of Dairy Science and Extension Dairy Scientist, Milk Quality & Milking Management, Virginia Tech....
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