Article published the July 11, 2019
IntroductionThe compost bedded pack barn is a housing system for lactating dairy cows. It consists of a large, open resting area, usually bedded with sawdust or dry, fine wood shavings and manure composted into place and mechanically stirred on a regular basis. The most critical success factor for managing a compost bedded pack barn is providing a comfortable, dry resting surface for lactating cow ...
News published on September 26, 2017
The Southeast Quality Milk Initiative invites to his 5th Annual Meeting, which will be held at The Inn at Opryland, in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 8-9, 2017. The event will focus on producers, milkers, veterinarians and extension agents.
Wednesday, November 8th
Moderator: Steve Oliver, University of Tennessee
8:00 am “Welcome/Overview & Objectives ...
News published on May 19, 2017
The University of Kentucky is teaming up with the University of Minnesota to offer the 2017 Conference on Precision Dairy Farming in Lexington.
The conference is May 30 through June 1 at UK’s Coldstream Dairy Farm and the Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington. Although the early deadline has passed, registration is still available.
“We have designed this conference for dairy producers ...
News published on March 30, 2017
The Precision Dairy Farming conference will be held in Lexington, Kentucky May 30 to June 1, 2017. There will be an opportunity to explore some of the technologies discussed and new innovative technologies the University of Kentucky is researching.
The program will include dairy producer showcase sessions, many industry updates, and talks about how research impacts dairy management. The trade sho ...
Article published the July 18, 2016
All dairy producers strive for improved milk quality, which can be accomplished through a variety of management practices. At this year’s ADSA – ASAS Joint Annual Meeting in Orlando, researchers explained what management practices were associated with low SCC in different parts of the United States. This paper is a brief overview of the results found in these studies.
Changes in milki ...
Article published the April 5, 2015
Take Home Messages Precision Dairy Farming is the use of technologies to measure physiological, behavioral, and production indicators on individual animals to improve management strategies and farm performance.Many Precision Dairy Farming technologies, including daily milk yield recording, milk component monitoring, pedometers, automatic temperature recording devices, milk conductivity indicators, ...
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