Dairy Cattle Technical Articles

Article published the September 16, 2016:
In the pursuit of improved milk yield and production efficiencies, the question has long been asked, when can we best influence a cow’s milk production? For years, the focus has been during the lactation ...
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Fernando SoberonMichael Van Amburgh
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Article published the September 16, 2016:
The discovery of antibiotics in 1928 has led to a revolution in the field of medical and veterinary sciences. The use of antibiotics started and the practice is done till date with a large number and different ...
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Srijit Tripathi
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Article published the September 12, 2016:
1. Introduction Brazil has a herd of 212 million head of cattle and 171 million hectares of pastures that produce approximately 96% of Brazilian beef. On the other hand, gastrointestinal nematodes are a seriou...
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Miguel Ángel Mercado Uriostegui
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Article published the September 5, 2016:
Introduction Dairy farm profitability depends on a herd’s reproductive performance, but this relationship is complex. Farmers and consultants can easily assess reproductive performance by benchmarking pr...
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Julio GiordanoVictor E. Cabrera
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Article published the September 2, 2016:
Achieving high conception rate is one of the conditions for achieving efficient production of milk at farm level. For many years the Israeli dairy industry suffered, like other farms in warm areas, a significan...
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Israel Flamenbaum
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Article published the September 2, 2016:
Introduction Feeding high-producing cows continues to challenge dairy farmers and nutritionists. Also, dairy profit margins vary as milk prices and feed costs shift yearly. Feed costs represent the l...
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Michael Hutjens
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Article published the August 30, 2016:
Take Home Messages Dairy or feed efficiency reflects the level of fat-corrected milk yield produced per unit of dry matter consumed with an optimal range of 1.4 to 1.8 pounds of milk per pound of dry matter....
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Michael Hutjens
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Article published the August 29, 2016:
Increasing efficiency in the feeding systems is an important contributing factor to farm profitability. Feed efficiency is a complex function of nutrient intake in relation to growth-performance potential. Beca...
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Alejandro Plascencia JorqueraRichard A Zinn
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Article published the August 22, 2016:
As herds aspire to achieve higher levels of milk production there is a need for more focused management of all areas of the farm. The management of the milking center is no exception to this. In order to achiev...
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Article published the August 22, 2016:
During the past 50 years that AI has been practiced in the U.S. the fertility of virgin heifers has remained relatively constant at approximately 65% first service conception; whereas, the first service concept...
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Ray Nebel
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