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Feed Management

Energy and Protein
Computerized Concentrate Feeders for Dairy Cows
Energetics for the Practicing Nutritionist
Energy: Comparison of 2001 versus 1989 Dairy NRC
Energy: Overview of 2001 Dairy NRC
Feeding Fat to Lactating Cows
Protein and Carbohydrate Utilization by Lactating Dairy Cows
Randomness Rules: Living with Variation in the Nutrient Composition of Concentrate Feeds
Using Feed Analysis to Troubleshoot Nutritional Problems

Bio-Fuel Production and Corresponding Feeds for Livestock
Distillers Grains Factsheet
Ohio State University presentations:

Choosing Corn Hybrids for Silage
Forages for Dairy Cattle
Frosted Forages
Harvesting and Storing Dry Corn Silage
Immature Corn Silage

Nitrates in Dairy Rations
Nutritional Requirements of Grazing Dairy Cattle
Pricing Corn Silage - 2007 (MS Powerpoint; click HERE for notes)
Pricing Drought Stressed Corn for Corn Silage (2012)
Pricing Standing Corn for Silage
Pricing Soybeans for Silage
Valuing Corn Silage - How much is it worth?

Minerals and Vitamins
Antioxidant Nutrients and Milk Quality
Biotin for Lactating Cows
Selenium Nutrition
Update on Trace Mineral Requirements for Dairy Cattle
Update on Vitamin Nutrition of Dairy Cows

Nutrient Management
Estimating Manure Phosphorus Excretion by Dairy Cows (MS Excel file)
Factors Affecting Manure Excretion by Dairy Cows

Other Resources

Proceedings Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference
Water Use on Ohio Dairy Farms

Financial Management

Ohio Dairy Enterprise Budgets
Milk Markets, Prices, and Policy for Ohio
Questions Pertaining to Large Dairy Enterprises in Ohio: Economic Impact
Dairy Excel's 15 Measures of Dairy Farm Competitiveness
Economic Study of Large Dairies in Ohio
Worksheets for Cost of Production and Cash Flow Planning


E. Coli O157 in Dairy Cattle
Newsprint Bedding for Dairy Cattle
Questions Pertaining to Large Dairy Enterprises in Ohio: Animal and Human Health

Heifer Management

Dairy Heifer Contacting: Motives, Forms and Arrangements
Economics of Heifer Contracting
Feeding Dairy Heifers
Feeding Heifers on Pasture
Financial Benchmarks*
*Downloadable MS Powerpoint Presentation
Health Management
Raising Dairy Veal
Reproduction Programs

Dairy Computer Software

Calculating Value of Feeds (MS Excel file)
Columbo - Software for Optimal Forage Sampling

JudgingPro - Software for Scoring Judging Contests

Monitoring Economics of Ration Changes for Lactating Cows (MS Excel file)
SESAME - Software for Estimating Value of Feedstuffs
Water Mineral Intake with DCAD (MS Excel file)

Dairy Management Videos

Controlling Feed Costs, Dr. Normand St-Pierre
Dairy Cost of Production Worksheets, Mrs. Dianne Shoemaker (click here for worksheets and notes)

2012 Drought Information

Harvesting Drought Stressed Corn Silage
Pricing Drought Stressed Corn Silage
Where to Test Forages for Nitrates

Dairy Educational Forum

Meatless Mondays and ...Other Fairy Tales, Dr. Judith Capper, Washington State University
Environmental Impact and Sustainability of Jersey Milk Production, Dr. Judith Capper, Washington State University
Genomic Evaluations: Powerful Tool for Improving Dairy Cattle, Chuck Sattler, Select Sires and Cari Wolfe, American Jersey Cattle Association
Development of a Jersey Branded Beef Program: Realities, Limitations, and Opportunities, Dr. Francis Fluharty, The Ohio State University

Feed Composition and Nutrient Correlations

Tables of Feed Composition and Nutrient Correlations (MS Excel Spreadsheet)