Dairy Cattle Technical Articles

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Article published the September 13, 2021:

Supporting healthy immune function in transition dairy cows

Introduction Dairy cows experience massive metabolic demands to support lactation. They adapt their metabolism to do so, including uncoupling of the somatotropic axis (Baumgard et al., 2017) with peripher...
Author/s :
Stephen LeBlanc
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Article published the August 20, 2021:

Effect of Age at First Calving on First Lactation Milk Yield in Holstein Cows from Costa Rican Specialized Dairy Herds

1. Introduction Reducing the production costs is becoming more important in the dairy industry. The suitable development of replacement heifers is an expensive investment for dairy farms, so estimations of all...
Author/s :
Frank Hueckmanngloriana castilloJaime Murillo HerreraJuan José Romero Zúñiga
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Article published the July 29, 2021:

Decreasing Dietary Cation-Anion Balances in Holstein Cows

Author/s :
Luciano Andriguetto
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Article published the July 2, 2021:

Selecting and Managing Your Milking Facility

Introduction Decisions concerning the milking center are some of the most complicated decisions a dairy producer has to make. Milking procedures, herd size, expansion plans, milking interval and the equity pos...
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David A. Reid, DVM
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Article published the June 8, 2021:

Development and assessment of a low-cost embedded system for evaluation of animal thermal comfort

Introduction The challenge of the contemporary production of agricultural products is intrinsically linked to optimizing processes and production costs. Ensuring thermal comfort, considering that the intense i...
Author/s :
Welington Gonzaga do Vale
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Article published the May 12, 2021:

La Cantabra dairy farm in the north of Mexico a look after six years of implementing an intensive cooling system

In a previous article published some years ago here, dealing with cooling project that I accompanied in northern Mexico, I described the results from the first and second years of its implementation. The data w...
Author/s :
Israel Flamenbaum
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Article published the May 7, 2021:

Identification and validation of operational welfare indicators appropriate for small-scale goat farming in Chile

1. Introduction Goat production in Chile is carried out by poor small-scale farmers in semi-arid to arid agricultural conditions [1]. Milk and cheese are the main products obtained using artisanal, cultural an...
Author/s :
Hernan Canon Jones
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Article published the May 4, 2021:

Dairy Cows: Effects of Air Velocity

An increase in the velocity of air, at a temperature lower than the surface temperature of the animal, has the potential to increase the sensible heat loss of the animal. An augmentation in air velocity will sh...
Author/s :
Sohail Bajwa
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Article published the April 21, 2021:

Mortality rate in dairy calves in Chile and the association with waste milk feeding, a pilot study

INTRODUCTION Raising healthy calves is the foundation for a sustainable and profitable dairy herd. Dam nutrition during the last trimester, calving supervision/assistance, maternity facilities hygiene, umbilic...
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Juan Manuel Sanhueza
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Article published the April 21, 2021:

N2O and N2 fluxes from cow urine patches with different loading rates of N in an Andisol in southern Chile

INTRODUCTION Grazed pasture soils are a potential source of nitrous oxide (N2O) due to elevated inorganic N pools. N2O is the dominant source of microbial denitrification, and under suitable conditions, N2O ma...
Author/s :
Magdalena Ramírez Sandoval
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