Key Mastitis Control Points for Best Milk Quality
tank parameters. Parameter Low Medium High Bulk tank SCC (cells/mL) <200,000 200,000- 400,000 ... the farm level. Therefore, listed below are key points expanded from the National Mastitis Council ... control program to improve milk quality at the herd level: Point #1: Establishment of goals for udder ...
Precautions for Feeding Frosted and Drought-Stressed Forages
Fertility can affect poisoning risk. Plants growing under high nitrogen levels or in soils deficient in ... more risk. After frost damage, cyanide levels will likely be higher in fresh forage as compared with ... drought stress periods. Making hay does not reduce nitrate levels in the forage, but the hay can be tested ...
Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins, and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices
May to $23.50/cwt as we approach summer. Nutrient prices It can be helpful to compare the prices in ... may be higher than in previous issues, the Cow-Jones Index is fairing well. To estimate profitability ... at these nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index was used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and ...
Molds and Mycotoxins
distillers grain with about 3 ppm DON (on a dry basis). Some extremely high concentrations of DON have been ... high milk production, and can be immunosuppressed. Diets with up to 3.5 ppm DON (dry basis) may be ... Various surveys conducted in different years and in different countries typically find that 25 to 50% of ...
USDA Releases March Dairy Report
production per cow in January 2022 was 15 lb less than the January 2021 production level. USDA ERS reports ... that high input prices, increased feed costs, and corn silage quality issues likely contributed to ... because of relatively high domestic and international prices. The 2022 prices are forecast at: $21.65/cwt ...
Over-the-Counter Antibiotics Will Require Veterinary Oversight (Rx) Beginning in June of 2023
medicine: “critically important,” “highly important,” or “important.” The FDA considers all antimicrobial ... antimicrobial use at the herd or flock level. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Look for more ...
Where to Test Forages for Nitrates.
limitations. One kit indicates that its' testing range is from 0 to 1000 ppm nitrate nitrogen in a fresh ... plant. This is the maximum safe level in a feed. A lab test would be needed to determine actual ... crop, attention must be paid to the potential for high nitrate concentrations in the plants. If nitrate ...
Alternative Forages – What are they really?
of beans to be put in, the benefits would be twofold – the cover crop would prevent soil erosion and ... crops may only be in preventing soil erosion if harvest interferes too greatly with other full-season ...
Whole Cow’s Milk to Aid in Infant Formula Shortage
the risk of food allergy. If your family has a history of food allergies, talk to your pediatrician ...
Pricing Standing Forage Crops – Your One-Stop Shop
of baling Cost of hauling Risk – nutrient variation Risk – weather, etc. Adjustments: These optional ... is chosen, then there is no deduction made for risk of nutrient variation (d above). Clearly, this ... for dry matter, quality, shrink, and risks that are transferred from seller to buyer. Factsheet: ...