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Planning a Milking Center

by John F. Smith Dennis V. Armstrong Mike J. Gamroth


Publication is temporarily unavailable during revision. Provides recommended type, size, and degree of mechanization considered when planning a milking center.

Published Date: Feb 1996

Feeding Dairy Cows

by James R. Dunham Edward P. Call


Feeding for high milk production is efficient since the nutrient requirement for maintenance comprises a smaller portion of the total requirement of high-producing cows.

Revision Date: Apr 1995

Freestall Barn Design and Cooling Systems

by Michael J. Brouk John F. Smith Joseph P. Harner III


Covers heat stress abatement in dairy cows through proper barn orientation, air exchange and supplemental cooling

Published Date: Feb 2001

Lameness in Dairy Cattle

by Gerald L. Stokka John F. Smith James R. Dunham


Foot and leg problems are a major health concern for many dairy farmers. Cow lameness results in poor performance and substantial economic loss.

Published Date: Jan 1997


by Gerald L. Stokka Thomas R. Falkner Jeremy Van Boening


Guide to preventing the economic effects of anaplasmosis on cattle.

Revision Date: Jan 2000

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

by Gerald L. Stokka Jeremy Van Boening


Clinical signs and prevention of BSE, a slowly progressing fatal disease affecting the central nervous system of cattle.

Published Date: Jan 2000

Corn Gluten Feed: Composition and Feeding Value for Beef and Dairy Cattle

by Dale A. Blasi Michael J. Brouk


Corn gluten feed (CGF) is a by-product of the wet milling process. Wet or dry CGF represents an excellent feedstuff in the cattle industries. 16 p.

Published Date: Feb 2001


by Gerald L. Stokka


A guide to the clinical symptoms of coccidiosis in cattle.

Published Date: May 1996

Pinkeye: Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis

by Jeremy Van Boening Gerald L. Stokka Harriet J. Davidson


An overview of the clinical signs, prevention, and treatment of pinkeye in cattle.

Revision Date: Jan 2000

Reducing Heat Stress in Holding Pens

by Joseph P. Harner III John F. Smith Michael J. Brouk


Tips for keeping cows cool in the holding pen.

Published Date: Sep 2000

Coping With Summer Weather—Dairy Management Strategies to Control Heat Stress

by John F. Smith Joseph P. Harner III Dick Dunham


Publication is temporarily unavailable during revision. Strategies that can be used by commercial dairies to reduce the effects of heat stress on dairy cattle.

Published Date: Mar 1998

Sprinkler Systems for Cooling Dairy Cows at a Feed Line

by Joseph P. Harner III


Provides information on cooling dairy cows through use of sprinkler systems

Published Date: Jul 1999

Relocation and Expansion Planning for Dairy Producers

by John F. Smith Joseph P. Harner III Michael J. Brouk


Publication is temporarily unavailable during revision. Designing and locating a dairy facility to maximize labor efficiency and cow performance.

Revision Date: Jan 2000

Fan Selection and Maintenance

by Joseph P. Harner III James P Murphy Michael J. Brouk


Reducing heat stress in dairy herds with fans to enhance the evaporation of moisture from a cow’s back. Emphasizes fan selection based on performance.

Published Date: Mar 2001

Keeping Cows Cool, Where Do I Start?

by John F. Smith Joseph P. Harner III Michael J. Brouk


Heat stress effects on dairy cows include: increased water intake, decrease in dry matter intake, slower rate of feed passage,less milk production and poor reproductive performance.

Published Date: Feb 2001

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