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Minimizing Broken Cow Risks
By Mike Hutjens, Extension Dairy Specialist, University of Illinois - A new term has appeared at dairy meetings and discussions; broken cows. Broken cows can be defined as fresh cows culled in the first 60 days after calving. Two significant losses can...
The Effects of Early Lactation SCCs in Heifers
By Dr. Donald E. Pritchard, Extension Dairy Specialist, NCSU - In a series of papers published in several recent issues of the Journal of Dairy Science, collaborative researchers from Belgium and Canada reported on various associations and impacts of...
Impact of Lameness on Reproductive Performance
By Michael O'Connor, Dairy and Animal Science Extension - When we discuss the effect of lameness on reproductive performance we generally focus on the concept that lame cows are generally less likely to engage in mounting activity. Cows need sound feet...
At What Weight Should Holstein Heifers Freshen?
By Jeffrey F. Keown, Extension Dairy Specialist - This guide offers research findings on the appropriate weights for Holstein heifer freshening and suggests producers be aware of economic considerations involved in heifer freshening....
The Judicious Use of Antimicrobials for Animal Producers
By The Department of Health and Human Services, Minnesota University Extension. The production of safe and wholesome animal products for human consumption is a primary goal of beef producers....
Management Considerations in Holstein Heifer Development
By Michael Looper, Extension Dairy Specialist, Greg Bethard, Technical Services Specialist, Monsanto Dairy Business, College of Agriculture and Home Economics....
Proper Dry Cow Management Critical for Mastitis Control
By G. M. Jones, Professor of Dairy Science, Extension Dairy Scientist, Milk Quality and Milking Management, Virginia Tech. ...
Guidelines to Culling Cows with Mastitis
By G. M. Jones, Professor of Dairy Science and Extension Dairy Scientist, Milk Quality & Milking Management, Virginia Tech. ...
Early Heifer Development and Colostrum Management
By Tom Bailey, Extension Specialist, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine; Julia M. Murphy, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine; and Robert James, Professor of Dairy Science, Virginia Tech. ...
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