Contents of This Issue
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Importance of Feeding Behavior on Milk Production

The behavior of cows has a direct impact on how a feeding program needs to be managed. Michigan State completed a study where they examined the eating and drinking behavior of Holstein cows. Results from this study illustrate why management of the feeding program is very important.

Using DHI Reports to Track High SCC Trends on a Herd Level

Dairy producers conducting monthly Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI) testing, are able to monitor changes in milk production and components over time, and detect deviations needing to be addressed by management. Monthly monitoring of somatic cell count (SCC) enables producers to identify spikes and trends on an individual cow and herd level.  Remember we cannot manage what we do not measure! 

2018 Kentucky Dairy Partners Meeting

Check out the updated schedule for February 27 & 28.