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Balancing amino acids in dairy rations to enhance protein efficiency is similar to the ideal protein concept used by poultry and swine nutritionists for many years.

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When reducing heat stress in dairy herds, fans are used to enhance the evaporation of moisture from a cow’s back.

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The milk and other dairy products we consume today are produced by dairy animals – mostly cows.

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A high-producing cow starts to experience an increase in body temperature at air temperatures as low as 80°F.

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Key to the consistent success of the modern dairy is the profitable production of high-quality milk.

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Dairy producers in California have the opportunity to review the information submitted on December 2007 to prepare a new Dairy Facility Assessment to comply with the Waste Discharge Requirements (Order No. R5-2007-0035). The next reporting requirements include updating information on waste management plan (WMP) and nutrient management plan (NMP). The WMP and NMP are the most important objectives for dairy producers. In the next years they must be prepared to have sufficient storage capacity to contain all manure, avoiding any possible illegal discharge (on or offsite), and applying manure according to crop requirements.

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