Dairy Cattle Technical Articles
Article published the January 1, 1900:
One of the most common ways for dairy producers to increase milk production
is by increasing milking frequency. Frequent milking during early lactation
may not only increase milk yield during the freque...
Producers are faced with a wide range of recommendations when installing new housing
facilities or renovating an existing barn. In previous Research Reports, we have
discussed the effects of providing a com...
As component pricing based on solids
not fat and/or protein becomes more a standard in the industry, production of
milk components, particularly protein, will receive more emphasis. In addtion,
What is Urea?
Urea is a small organic molecule composed of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and hydrogen.
Urea is a common constituent of blood and other body fluids. Urea is formed from
ammonia in the kidney a...
Various feeding management practices impact the levels of milk fat and protein
concentration in raw milk. Feeding strategies that optimize rumen function also
maximize milk production and milk component per...
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.
Nutrition or dietary influences readily...
There are six key times during the yearly cycle when each cow should have her
condition evaluated. These occur: midway through the dry period, at calving, and
at approximately 45, 90, 180 and ...
The modern dairy cow is similar to a factory, consuming and processing large quantities
of raw materials (feedstuffs) and producing a large volume of high quality product
(milk). It is essential that the fl...
1Quality Milk Promotion Services, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic
Sciences, Cornell University,
2 Research Institute for Cattle, Sheep and Horses, Lelystad,, the Netherlands,
Dairy cows require a rest period between lactations. The udder and the digestive
tract especially benefit from rest during the dry period. The dry period is
actually the beginning of the...