Dairy Cattle Technical Articles

Article published the July 20, 2017:
Milk is one of Mother Nature’s most perfect foods; however, milk quality is jeopardized when it contains life-threatening pathogens. Through science-based knowledge, procedures have been developed to make...
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Dr. Raúl A. AlmeidaStephen P. Oliver
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Article published the July 13, 2017:
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Ermias KebreabJuan Antonio RendónJuan Carlos García LópezJuan M. Pinos-Rodríguez
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Article published the June 2, 2017:
Introduction Proper sampling of ration ingredients and submitting those samples for nutrient analysis to a good lab are essential components of diet formulation. The relative importance of sampling, analytical...
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John GoeserWilliam P Weiss
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Article published the May 24, 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 April 6, 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 March 13, 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 February 16, 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 February 10, 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 January 27, 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 January 13, 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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