Dairy Cattle Technical Articles

Article published the 24 from May from 2017:
Introduction The incidence of lameness is so high in many dairy herds that treatment of all lame cows is not feasible (Horseman et al., 2013). Because soft barn flooring may alleviate the problem of claw horn ...
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Karl Nuss
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Article published the 6 from April from 2017:
  Background Over the past decade, there has been a huge increase in the use of remote monitoring devices such as global positioning (GPS) trackers, location sensors, proximity loggers and accelerometers...
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Nick J. Bell
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Article published the 13 from March from 2017:
  Milk quality is considered a welfare issue. Most dairy cooperatives have established quality-based payment programs to provide incentives to improve milk quality (Botaro et al. 2013). Total bacterial co...
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Armagan Hayirli
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Article published the 16 from February from 2017:
  Q: What are the main consequences of heat stress? A: Regarding milk production, there are different factors, not just volume, but also fat content and protein in the milk and quality of the milk; that ...
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Israel Flamenbaum
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Article published the 10 from February from 2017:
Introduction Sustainability of dairy farm production systems can be measured by the intersection between profitability and environmental stewardship. It is clear that unprofitable farms are destined to go out ...
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Victor E. Cabrera
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Article published the 27 from January from 2017:
Maintaining a high level of reproductive efficiency is required if dairy herd profitability is to be maximized. Reproductive performance of a dairy herd is a function of certain management policies and how well...
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Ray Nebel
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Article published the 13 from January from 2017:
INTRODUCTION Today’s dairy farms are changing dynamically, with increasing herd size and more hired employees. On larger U.S. farms, there is a reliance on non-family immigrant or contract laborers. Lat...
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Alvaro GarciaHeidi CarrollMaristela RovaiTracey Erickson
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Article published the 23 from December from 2016:
Introduction In temperate regions, grazing livestock production systems are primarily constrained, both biophysically and economically, by the amount, seasonality, and interannual variability of forage produce...
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Darío ColombattoHernan Miguel MagazJose Luis Danelon
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Article published the 7 from December from 2016:
Introduction In spite of considerable progress in improvement of milk quality, mastitis continues to be the most frequent and costly disease of dairy cows, however few veterinarians are actively involved in ma...
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Pamela L. Ruegg
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Article published the 7 from December from 2016:
Introduction Dairy farming is a highly dynamic and integrated production system that requires continuous and intense decision-making for improved profitability. Several dairy farm components that include 1) ca...
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Victor E. Cabrera
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