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    • A Decision-Making Tool to Determine the Feasibility of Purchasing Virginia Milk Commission Base 

      Ferreira, Gonzalo; McGilliard, Mike L. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-03-23)
      Dairy farmers selling milk in Virginia can buy Virginia milk commission base (MCB) to obtain higher milk prices and, therefore, sustain or increase net cash flows. A decision-making spreadsheet was developed to help farmers.
    • Abortions in Dairy Cattle I: Common Causes of Abortions 

      Hovingh, Ernest (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-05-01)
      Discusses various causes of abortions in dairy cattle.
    • Abortions in Dairy Cattle II: Diagnosing and Preventing Abortion Problems 

      Hovingh, Ernest (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-05-01)
      Presents procedures that should help producers and their veterinarians increase the likelihood of diagnosing the cause of any abortions that may occur.
    • Addressing the consequences of predator damage to livestock and poultry 

      Umberger, Steven Henry, 1953-; Geyer, L. Leon; Parkhurst, James A. (James Albert) (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2005-09-01)
      To prevent uninformed decisions that could further exacerbate livestock and poultry losses from predators, it is important to understand the regulations and procedures affecting compensation for damages and the deterrent ...
    • The All-Breed Animal Model 

      Cassell, Bennet G. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-05-01)
      The all-breed animal model is the genetic-evaluation system used to evaluate dairy animals in the United States.
    • Ammonia Emissions and Animal Agriculture 

      Gay, Susan Wood; Knowlton, Katharine Frost (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2005-09-01)
      Provides an overview of ammonia production associated with animal agriculture and explains why it is receiving greater attention from those concerned with environmental quality.
    • Aseptic Technique for Milk Sampling and Teat Infusions 

      Swartz, Turner; Petersson-Wolfe, Christina S. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2016-04-08)
      Discusses bovine mastitis and a technique for monitoring for the disease.
    • Bacillus spp.: A Practical Summary for Controlling Mastitis 

      Swartz, Turner; Petersson-Wolfe, Christina S. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2016-04-11)
      Discusses some of the characteristics of Bacillus pathogens, and the methods for controlling and treating mastitis caused by these pathogens.
    • The Basics of Forage Testing 

      Stallings, Charles C. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-05-01)
      Discusses the key concepts of forage and feed testing.
    • Battling Resistance: Judicious Antibiotic Use in Beef and Dairy Cattle 

      Gleason, Claire; Maurer, Ellen; Knowlton, Katharine Frost; Vallotton, Amber (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2017-11-06)
      Discusses the use of antibiotics in the dairy and beef cattle industry, and the increasing drug-resistance of many strains of bacteria.
    • Bedded-pack Dairy Barns 

      Gay, Susan Wood (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-05-01)
      Bedded-pack barns are a low capital-cost alternative to freestall barns. However, the lower initial investment may be offset by higher annual costs.
    • Catastrophic Livestock and Poultry Carcass Disposal 

      Clark, Bobby; Flory, Gary A.; Peer, Robert W.; Hopson, Donald; Bowles, Betsy (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2013-11-19)
      This guide is intended to assist Virginia's farmers in understanding their mortality disposal options during natural disasters and non-infectious disease events.
    • Cleaning and Sanitizing Milking Equipment 

      Jones, G. M. (Gerald Murray), 1941- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-05-01)
      Inadequate or improper cleaning or sanitizing of milking equipment allows bacteria to remain on equipment surfaces and to grow and multiply. This results in elevated bacteria counts in milk.
    • Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci and Staphylococcus hyicus: A Practical Summary for Controlling Mastitis 

      Swartz, Turner; Petersson-Wolfe, Christina S. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2016-04-11)
      Discusses some of the characteristics of CNS (Coagulase-negative staphylococci) and Staphylococcus hyicus, and ways to prevent and control mastitis caused by these pathogens.
    • Comparative Nutritional Quality of Winter Crops for Silage 

      Ferreira, Gonzalo; Brown, A. N.; Thomason, Wade Everett; Teutsch, Christopher David, 1968- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2017-02-23)
      Discusses how cropping grasses and legumes planted as winter crops affects crop yield and nutrients for forage and also later affects crop yield and nutrients for corn and sorghum silage crops.
    • Compost Bedded Pack Dairy Barns 

      Ogejo, Jactone Arogo (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-05-16)
      Bedded-pack barns are a low capital-cost alternative to freestall barns, but the lower initial investment may be offset by higher annual costs.
    • Corynebacterium bovis: A Practical Summary for Controlling Mastitis 

      Swartz, Turner; Petersson-Wolfe, Christina S. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2016-04-11)
      Describes Corynebacterium bovis, a pathogen that can spread to the mammary glands of cattle, means of monitoring and use of post-milking disinfectants.
    • Dairy Crossbreeding Research: Results from Current Projects 

      Cassell, Bennet G.; McAllister, Jack (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-05-01)
      Summarizes the results of several research groups to develop crossbreeding trials.
    • Dairy Guidelines. Dairy Crossbreeding: Why and How 

      Cassell, Bennet G.; McAllister, Jack (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-05-01)
      The primary genetic interest in crossbreeding is in whether animals with genes from different parent breeds perform better in combination than the average of their parent breeds.
    • Dairy Heifer Health, Disease Control, and Vaccinations 

      Bailey, Thomas Lee, 1951-; Murphy, Julia Mary; James, Robert E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-05-01)
      The future of the dairy herd is dependent on the production of superior heifers to replace culled lactating animals. It is imperative that the health status of the replacement animal is optimized.