• Alleviation of heat stress with Tasco in dairy cows 

    Pompeu, Luciana Barchesi (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    The present study determined the impact of Tasco, Ascophyllum nodosum, on heat stress in dairy cows. Thirty-two Holstein cows were utilized in a randomized complete block design, during 63 days in summer 2008. Feed intake, ...
  • Approaches for alleviating toxic effects of aflatoxin in lactating dairy cows and weanling pigs 

    Gelven, Roxanne E., 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Aflatoxin (AF) is a mycotoxin found in feed ingredients used in livestock diets including dairy cattle and pigs. Aflatoxin causes reduced performance, liver damage, increased prevalence of infectious disease, and secretion ...
  • The best winter ration for the dairy heifer 

    Talbot, Alfred Eddy (University of Missouri, 1915)
    The increasing demand for dairy cows, and cows of greater efficiency has led to a more systematized rearing of the dairy heifer. The need of a winter ration, considering the economic price and amount of food consumed, is ...
  • Converting an Existing Dairy to the Missouri 75-Cow Grazing Dairy Model 

    Horner, Joe L.; Milhollin, Ryan; Hamilton, Stacey A. (Stacey Alyn),1964-; Prewitt, Wayne; Rickard, Tony (University of Missouri Office of Extension, 2011-07)
    This guide examines the financial feasibility of creating a new Missouri grass-based dairy by converting an existing conventional dairy to a 75-cow intensive rotational grazing dairy. The model for this conversion assumes ...
  • Dairy Grazing: Heifer Development 

    Hamilton, Stacey A. (Stacey Alyn),1964- (University of Missouri Office of Extension, 2013-04)
    Dairy heifers are the foundation of any dairy enterprise and directly affect future profitability. Because replacement heifers represent a negative cash flow, this aspect of the dairy operation is often neglected. ...
  • Effect of commercial feed additives on production variables and metabolic markers of the periparturient dairy cow 

    Barkley, Nicole Marie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Three experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of commercially available feed additives on production variables and metabolic markers when supplemented during the periparturient period. The hypothesis was that ...
  • The effects of supplemental anionic salts & yeast culture on the production of dairy cattle during the periparturient period 

    Bluel, Reagan J. Vogel, 1981- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    The objective of this thesis was to determine nutritional strategies with the strategic use of feed additives during the periparturient period to reduce the negative energy balance as the dairy cow transitions from late ...
  • Effects of supplementation of dietary antioxidants and chelated trace minerals in periparturient dairy cows and subsequent response to intramammary bacterial challenge 

    Rodrigues, Ricardo de Oliveira, 1988- ([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
    Two experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of supplementation of synthetic dietary antioxidants and different sources of a blend of trace minerals on two distinct situations of immune dysfunction in dairy ...
  • Feeding Dairy Cattle for Proper Body Condition Score 

    Grant, Richard J.; Keown, Jeffrey F. (University of Missouri Extension, 1993-10)
    Body condition score is a critical measure of a dairy feeding system's effectiveness. Adequate body fat reserves promote milk production, reproductive efficiency and herd longevity. Excessively fat cows or overly thin cows ...
  • Feeding to Maximize Milk Solids 

    Grant, Rick (University of Missouri Extension, 1993-10)
    Proper feeding management of the dairy herd can improve the economy of production and provide for a healthier cow. Feeding to increase production of milk with maximum levels of milk fat and protein is essential for achieving ...
  • Introduction to the Economics of Pasture-Based Dairying 

    Horner, Joe L.; Milhollin, Ryan; Hamilton, Stacey A. (Stacey Alyn),1964-; Prewitt, Wayne; Rickard, Tony (University of Missouri Office of Extension, 2011-07)
    The following series of minimalist, pasture-based dairy model farms (75-cow, 150-cow, 300-cow and 600-cow) was developed to help dairy producers understand the economics of these dairy systems. Each model is customized to ...
  • Nutrients required for developing the fetus in dairy cattle 

    Musser, Karl Bryant (University of Missouri, 1914)
    A cow may use feed for five purposes as follows: 1) Maintenance 2) Milk Production 3) Increasing body weight 4) Growth, if not mature 5) Developing the fetus. Feeding standards have been established experimentally for all ...
  • The nutrients required for growth by heifers of dairy breeds 

    Brandt, P. M. (Philip Martin), 1888- (University of Missouri, 1913)
    According to the census figures there are approximately 20,000,000 cows used for dairy purposes in the United States at the present time. It is probably safe to assume that these cows are milked on the average not more ...
  • Nutrients required for milk production 

    Woodward, T. E. (Thompson Elwyn) (University of Missouri, 1911)
    There are three essentials to high yields of milk - proper kind of cows, proper care and management and proper feeding. This investigation will deal only with the last. No matter what the inherent dairy qualities of the ...
  • The removal of lime from the ash of cow feces 

    Dutcher, Raymond Adams, b. 1886 (University of Missouri, 1912)
    While employed in the Government Dairy Research Laboratories at Columbia, Missouri, the writer had occasion to conduct the analytical work in a mineral nutrition experiment conducted on dairy cattle. The principal constituent ...
  • A study of the effects of cotton seed products upon the composition of butter fat and the churnability of cream 

    McNulty, James Bernard (University of Missouri, 1913)
    Practical feeders raise many objections to the feeding of cotton seed meal. In addition to various alleged evil effects on the health of animals to which no consideration will be given in this thesis, cotton seed meal has ...
  • Total Mixed Dairy Rations on Your Farm? 

    Bennett, Myron; Osburn, Donald D.; Spain, James Nobles, 1962-; Williams, David L., 1935- (University of Missouri Extension, 1991-04)
    Total mixed dairy rations (TMR) offer an opportunity to improve business profits through improved animal performance and health, decreased feed wastage, improved labor efficiency and improved butterfat. The installation ...
  • Wheat Silage for Dairy Cattle 

    Belyea, Ronald L. (Ronald Leslie), 1943-; Ricketts, Rex E. (Rex Errol), 1941-; Martz, Fredric A., 1935-; Ruehlow, R. R.; Bennett, R. C. (University of Missouri Extension, 1993-10)
    Wheat silage as a feed for dairy cows has become popular recently in Missouri, even though little information about nutrient content and optimum cutting stage is available. Some recent research at MU provides new information ...
  • Whole Soybeans for Dairy Cattle 

    Belyea, Ronald L. (Ronald Leslie), 1943-; Steevens, Barry J. (University of Missouri Extension, 1993-10)
    Whole soybeans (WSB) can be used in dairy cow rations; they are palatable and have excellent feed value. WSB have lower protein content than soybean meal, but because of higher fat, have higher net energy content.