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Dairy Cattle & Dairy Farming

Holstein dairy cattle being milked at Pennwood Dairy Farms

 USDA.  Agricultural Research Service.  Livestock Behavior Research Unit

Illustrates how pre-natal heat stress of cows affects the well-being of offspring.

USDA.  Agricultural Research Service Livestock Behavior Research Unit

Describes the impact of lameness on the welfare of dairy cattle.

 USDA.  Agricultural Research Service. 

Collects USDA Dairy Forage Research Center publications, software, and research projects.

 USDA.  APHIS.  Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health

Reproduces reports and fact sheets on dairy animal health and nutrition.

 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.

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.

 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.

Making Soft Cheeses  ( pdf | 101 kb )

Colorado State University. Cooperative Extension Service.

Small-scale production of Neufchatel, cream cheese and pizza cheese.