Increased awareness and regulation of dairy waste products have spawned a variety of technical innovations, including anaerobic digesters, which use bacteria to make a useful biogas fuel from animal waste products.
This publication outlines a total mixed ration (TMR) sampling protocol that is practical for use on commercial dairy farms.
With feed prices rising, dairies are looking for new feed options such as rice straw. The problem is rice straw can jam equipment and be hard to mix into other ration components. The key is to cut the straw to the right length at the cutter/baler stage.
This publication briefly describes opportunities for dairy operators to improve facility nutrient balance based on the results of the preliminary dairy facility assessment (PDFA), so they can better meet May 2007 requirements for the Central Valley.
Nutrient-based pollution concerns mean dairies must closely monitor and document how much feed they use. Learn how to show that you are using just enough (and not too much) feed in this publication.
Learn the basics of providing enough feed for your dairy cattle without leaving excess nutrients that can harm the environment.
The stable fly (Stomoxys calcitrans) is a serious pest of confined livestock, and is becoming a pest of pastured livestock as well. This publication will help you learn to identify the pest and manage infestations.
When dairy cattle are concentrated in exercise lots and other areas, trampled vegetation and increased manure can pose a pollution risk for nearby streams. Learn how to minimize this risk with good land and livestock management.
Up-to-date economic information for dairy goat ranchers. Extensive cost tables.