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Dairy Today: February 2013


Cover Story

  • The Great Divide
    01/30/2013
    California dairy producers and processors clash over proposed regulatory pricing changes.

Columnists

  • USDA Grants 2,975 SCC Derogations
    01/30/2013
    “Most people are improving,” notes Ken Vorgert, chief of USDA’s dairy grading branch, which grants the derogations. “When people request a second derogation, we will be looking for progress and some sort of improvement.”
  • Debate dairy in the House
    01/30/2013
    Back room deals only come back to haunt us.

Features

  • Robots and Rotaries
    01/30/2013
    During EuroTier’s show in Hanover, Germany, this past November, GEA showed a prototype of its DairyProQ robotic rotary parlor.
  • Review Vaccine Protocols
    01/30/2013
    It’s imperative you revisit your vaccine use and protocol every 12 to 18 months with your veterinarian.
  • Genomics Revisited
    01/30/2013
    Genomics can shorten the generation interval, but it still can’t identify all top young sires.
  • Robot Roulette
    01/30/2013
    Returns depend on financing, increased milk.

Briefs

  • MLV IBR Controversy, Take 2
    01/30/2013
    Pfizer Animal Health veterinarians say Bovi-Shield Gold modified-live IBR vaccine has been proven safe again and again since its label was approved in 2002.

Columns

  • Slow Inbreeding
    01/30/2013
    Select Sires has identified five genetically different lines of Holstein sires that can then be used to slow inbreeding.
  • Alfalfa Seeding Failure
    01/30/2013
    There are three key reasons alfalfa seeding fails: Low soil pH, loose seed beds and planting too deep.
  • The ‘X’ Factor
    01/30/2013
    Total milk solids—pounds of fat plus protein—are higher from crossbred cattle.
  • More cheese, please
    01/30/2013
    Increased global demand for cheese is good news for U.S. dairy farmers.
  • Radio, podcasts and audiobooks
    01/30/2013
    There are three basic ways of getting news, information and entertainment through smartphones.
  • Potassium: Too much or too little?
    01/30/2013
    Until recently, no one suspected potassium deficiency in lactating cows except maybe during periods of heat stress
  • Dollars and Sense: Herd Health and Reproduction
    01/30/2013
    Our Dollars and Sense columnists report how they handle breeding and reproduction in their herds.
February 2013 Issue
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