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Dairy Cattle and Dairy Farming

Dairy Cattle and Dairy Farming

ARS Research Laboratories.
USDA. Agricultural Research Service. Illustrates research on dairy cattle from Agricultural Research Service laboratories across the United States.

Dairy Cow Welfare Fact Sheet 2011
USDA. Agricultural Research Service. Livestock Behavior Research Unit. Illustrates how pre-natal heat stress of cows affects the well-being of offspring.

Dairy Cow Welfare Fact Sheet 2010
USDA. Agricultural Research Service. Livestock Behavior Research Unit. Describes the impact of lameness on the welfare of dairy cattle.

U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center
USDA. Agricultural Research Service. Collects USDA Dairy Forage Research Center publications, software, and research projects.

NAHMS Dairy Studies
USDA. APHIS. Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health. Reproduces reports and fact sheets on dairy animal health and nutrition.

Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory
USDA. Agricultural Research Service. Animal and Natural Resources Institute. Assembles articles, reports, and abstracts on research done to discover, test, and implement improved genetic evaluation techniques for economically important traits in dairy cattle.

Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle Seventh Revised Edition, 2001
NRC. Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Dairy Cattle Nutrition. Breaks down dairy cattle nutrient requirements by energy, fat, proteins, and carbohydrates. Includes calf nutrition and water requirements. 2007 publication.

Dairy Pipeline.
Virginia Tech. Addresses science and technology related dairy issues in a monthly newsletter.

Penn State Extension. Targets links to full-text documents on dairy-related issues.

Animal Science Department
University of Nebraska. Organizes links to online resources including dairy organizations, dairy markets, and world dairy links.

Herd Management
University of Missouri Extension. Classifies herd management related information by dairy management protocols, management software, management apps, and cow comfort and handling.

Dairy & Heifer Association
Dairy and Heifer Association. Relates free dairy news. Appraises dairy cows using the Dairy and Heifer Association gold standards. Archive of articles for members.

The Purebred Dairy Cattle Association
The Purebred Dairy Cattle Association. Summarizes information on diary cattle breeds, supplies PDF copies of scorecards and evaluation cards, and supplies dairy news.

The American Dairy Science Association
The American Diary Science Association. Presents association news, issues of the Journal of Dairy Science, articles, and newsletters.