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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PD0611_SW
How we got through it?
Spalding Fly Predators
One of the enemies to legalized guest workers
Making a profi t on fresh cows
In the news, cont’d from page 5
MARKET WATCH FEED
2010 CORN CROP FEEDING MORE EFFICIENTly?
FLORIDA year-To-Date production up 13%, leading the nation in increases
CHEESE and BUTTER MARKETS slip in MARCH
Wisconsin youth takes dairy path, now proud part of Larson Acres
on the list?
CONSIDER THIS YOUR
Milk quality: Who sets the rules?
Milk quality: Who sets the rules?, cont’d from page 21
ODE TO AMPLI-CALF STARTER
Yes, you are a coach
Put ingenuity and opportunity
When considering details that make a difference, the feeds and forages used in your operation are always the most important places to start. Photo by PD staff.
right for some dairies but wrong for
Triple your feeding power
Dairy producers fi nd their ‘Pathways to Profi t’
to 40 employees,
Attendance and optimism rebound at 2011 WDMC in Reno
ABOVE: Dan Scheider (far left) of Illinois, John and Maria Nye (center) of
uest Worker Worker Guest Worker Gu
3 Open Minutes with Bill Wright, cont’d from page 34
It pays to keep cows cool
It typically takes 45 days to get all cow cooling equipment up
‘Check-up’ on hospital pen CIP
From the lab to the barn, what you should know about SARA
LET THE CHIPS FALL
From the lab to the barn, what you should know about SARA, cont’d from page 42
Achieving excellence in fresh cow performance
Achieving excellence in fresh cow performance, cont’d from page 45
potential problems with these diets
Achieving excellence in fresh cow performance, cont’d from page 47
Dry cow management is foundation for successful lactation
Getting a good head start: Preventing infections in fresh cows
Can cows eat $8 corn?, cont’d from page 1
Proudly introducing the
On the Edge of Common Sense
Three steps to avoid antibiotic residue violations
The View from Here
retaining of farm land as a high-value,
Ketosis in dairy cows
Nutritional prevention of fatty liver and ketosis
Nutritional prevention of fatty liver and ketosis, cont’d from page 51
lower blood ketones, but not liver
Are your cows ketotic? Testing & the economics of ketosis
blood, usually drawn from the
Are your cows ketotic? cont’d from page 55
Parturition complex problems cost dairymen every day
T e clinical incidence in lactation in
produce or supply glucose precursors
How to preserve fresh cow health
During transition, cows and heifers should, ideally, be housed separately.
Uterine health: Beyond reproduction
Uterine health: Beyond reproduction, cont’d from page 63
Fresh cow health: The key to a profi table lactation
Tips for successful high-forage, low-grain rations
Now’s a good time to look at ways to improve ration effi ciency
Feed analyses for dairy producers
GOOD LUCK FINDING
Feed analyses for dairy producers, cont’d from page 70
year-to-year variation most likely
TMR audit solves large herd’s production puzzle
TMR audit solves
The ABCs of reproduction start with R.
Set goals to evaluate, improve
Rumen fermentation of starch: Where the money is
Starch is held by a prolamin protein matrix. For example, in this picture of an egg carton, the eggs are the starch and the carton is the protein
ONE MILLION SATISFIED COWS
Just dropping by ...
LEASE TO OWN
Weld County, CO – 2,400 hd Freestall Dairy: 5,000-cow permit
Analaine’s Home Cooking
Is web-based machine monitoring for you?
Written by William Paul
PD INDUSTRY NEWS
• National Dairy Herd Information Association
Industry news, cont’d from page 91
USDEC Export Council
PD NEW PRODUCTS
Nickersons fi nd simple to be their style
RIGHT: Norm Nickerson and his son, Chris, enjoy the lifestyle grazing provides them.
A D V ERTIS ERS ’ IND E X
On the Edge of Common Sense
“...this one is defi nitely more effective.
Healthy calves mean healthy profits!