• Converting an Existing Dairy to the Missouri 75-Cow Grazing Dairy Model 

    Horner, Joe L.; Milhollin, Ryan; Hamilton, Stacy A.; 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Introduction to the Economics of Pasture-Based Dairying 

    Horner, Joe L.; Milhollin, Ryan; Hamilton, Stacy A.; 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 ...
  • 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.