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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PD0612_MW
Serving Dairymen Nationwide | April 11, 2012 | Vol. 26 No. 6
‘Don’t come back without two more ideas’
EASYFIX DOUBLE FOAM
million pounds of
In the news, cont’d from page 5
Vance Dairy Construction Inc.
MARKET WATCH FEED
Corn Grain a bargain
MARKET WATCH Margin
MARKET WATCH MILK
WISCONSIN LEADS MIDWEST IN Year-over-YEAR per-cow PRODUCTION INCREASEs
Butter and CHEESE futures Fall
Proud to Dairy: Princess Proud
KNOT ALL TWINE
George Crave of Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese is proud of the new addition
“We take all the waste from the cows and we run it through two large
on Bovine GoldLyte®
We provide top-grade
Beyond averages: Finding the right number
Yale says averages can mask real problems. For example, average all-milk prices
Finding the right number, cont’d from page 24
$109.17 and $132.58, respectively.
It’s your ship, so be the captain
How to use three types of feedback to improve performance
Three types of feedback can help improve performance, cont’d from page 29
Q2 opportunities gone but others still available in late 2012
Profi t margin projection as of March 15, 2012:
Q2 opportunities gone
If it’s not management, what is it?
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Clear the way to
How old must a child be before he or she can start working on a dairy farm? cont’d from page 38
Hot real estate market – harder farmland buying decisions
Hot real estate market – harder farmland buying decisions, cont’d from page 41
Ask a dairy cow which DDGS she prefers and she’ll likely say,
debt-to-asset didn’t decline until 1982.
Reduce groundwater production costs with effi cient wells
Reduce groundwater production costs with effi cient wells, cont’d from page 48
Multiple solutions required to deal with feeding challenges
Multiple solutions required to deal with feeding challenges, cont’d from page 51
Dr. John F. Smith began a recent seminar on cow cooling by discussing changes to the temperature humidity index (THI). He pointed out the
Researcher updates seminar attendees on cow cooling topics, cont’d from page 53
How heat stress impacts
Impact of heat stress on
Does it pay to cool dry cows?
Consider a composted bedded pack for cow comfort
the pack is doing what it’s supposed to
Act now to reduce heat stress impact this summer
a bull pen if they have not conceived.
Fermentrics: A new ration evaluation tool
Fermentrics: A new ration evaluation tool, cont’d from page 64
MORE COWS. MORE YEARS.
Aerobically unstable ensiled forages: An avoidable loss
Aerobically unstable ensiled forages: An avoidable loss, cont’d from page 69
Audit team: Consistency in milk production needed improvement
YOUR RATION. OUR PASSION.
Why the 18-percent-crude-protein diet is dead
CNCPS V6.1 – What’s in it for the dairy producer?
LET THE CHIPS FALL
CNCPS V6.1 – What’s in it for the dairy producer? cont’d from page 78
Planning a smooth transition to pasture-based dairying
Planning a smooth transition to pasture-based dairying, cont’d from page 81
Consultant Paul Berdell explains to the Leech
Consultant trains producers
It’s just a box that milks cows. If you don’t manage everything
If she can’t stay pregnant, what else will she do?
Just dropping by ...
IDALEE VETERINARY SERVICES
Analaine’s Home Cooking
Take advantage of training opportunities
Written and illustrated
PD INDUSTRY NEWS
many new exhibitors that wish to be
Industry news, cont’d from page 99
Institute (YDLI), has come and
The Milk House
David P. Casper
PD NEW PRODUCTS
A & L Laboratories Inc.
On the Edge of Common Sense
“... heifers take off better after calving and are
Healthy calves mean healthy profits!