|October 2010 Issue: Vol 15, No. 4.
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Farm Animal Welfare Evaluations
Modern animal husbandry methods are designed in the animals’ best interest.
Characteristics of Michigan DHI Herds
Michigan DHI herds based on two characteristics: production and herd size.
2010 Animal Science Research Forum
Dairy science topics at the 2010 Research Forum.
Reproductive Efficiency of High Producing Cows
Associationof milk production and fertility of dairy cows is more complex than it looks.
Do Cows Adapt Quickly to Robotic Milking?
Reasons why robotic milkers provide a lower stress milking environment than a conventional milking parlor.
William Robb Retires
Bill retires after 34 years.
2010 Income Tax Planning
Something to keep in mind before you file for 2010 income tax.
Gain Greatest Value from Manure Nutrients
As harvesting come s to an end, manure applications begin in earnest for most dairy producers.
Snapshots of Feed & Manure Management
On many dairy farms, it may be possible to put more feed nutrients into milk and more fertilizer and manure nutrients into crops and pasture.
Artisan Cheese Workshops
Workshops that teach how to make uniform, high quality cheese that meet today’s food safety regulations.
US Dairy Policy at a Crossroads
Learn about current policies, alternative proposals, and the dairy policy outlook.