Dairy Science Publications

Animal and Udder Health Labor Resources and Management
Animal Well Being Mastitis
Carcass Disposal MilkCasts – LecheCasts (Spanish)
Environment/Heat Stress Nutrient and Waste Management
Facilities Nutrition
General Management Reproduction and Genetics
Genetics

Animal and Udder Health

Treating Uterine Infections (October 2015) by Ellen Jordan

Impact of Heifer Digital Dermatitis (July 2015) by Ellen Jordan

Biosecurity Can Save Dollars – Dollar Drain Series (August 2002) by Ellen Jordan, Sandy Stokes, & Michael Tomaszewski

Bovine Paratuberculosis of Dairy Cattle by Floron Faries, Allen Roussel, Ellen Jordan, Sandra Stokes, & Derry Magee

BVD: Fertility Thief – Dollar Drain Series (September 2001) by Ellen Jordan, Sandy Stokes, & Michael Tomaszewski

Ketosis in Dairy Cows (May 2010) by Ralph Bruno, Ellen Jordan, Todd Bilby, and Kevin Lager

Animal Well Being

AVMA’s policy on pain control for dehorning

Dairy Cattle Handling (April 2012) by Kevin Lager, Ralph Bruno, Ellen Jordan, and Todd Bilby

 

Carcass Disposal

Composting Large Animal Carcasses

Disposal of Domestic or Exotic Livestock Carcasses (March 2005)

Environment/Heat Stress

Cooling Dry Cows by Sandy Stokes

Cooling Dry Cows in the Transition Phase by Sandy Stokes

Cooling Ponds Pass Hurdle – Dollar Drain Series (July 2003)by Ellen Jordan & Michael Tomaszewski

Don’t Cut Cow Cooling – Dollar Drain Series (May 2003) by Ellen Jordan & Michael Tomaszewski

Dry Cows Need Cooling Too (April 2000) by Ellen Jordan, Sandy Stokes, & Michael Tomaszewski

Heat Stress & Mastitis – Dollar Drain Series (August 2001) by Ellen Jordan, Sandy Stokes, & Michael Tomaszewski

Is Your Dairy Management Program Ready for the Summer Heat? by Sandy Stokes

Keeping Compliant with Environmental Regulations (March 2013) by Ellen Jordan

Prepare for Summer Heat Stress – (April 2013) by Ellen Jordan

Drought Stressed Feeds (April 2008)

Environmental Reprecussions of Drought (April 2008)

Forage Evaluation and Feeding During Droughts (April 2008)

Nitrates in Feeds (April 2008)

Prussic Acid in Forages (April 2008)

WARNINGAflatoxin In Baled Corn (April 2008)

Prepare for Summer (April 2008)

Adjust Soakers to Conserve Water (April 2008)

Conserve Water While Cooling Cows (April 2008)

Cool Dry Cows (April 2008)

Dry Cow Cooling (April 2008)

Energy Efficient Fan Selection (March 2006)

Soaking Frequencies to Reduce Heat Stress (April 2008)

Prepare for Heat Stress (April 2008)

Soaking Frequencies to Reduce Heat Stress (April 2008)

Cold Stress in Baby Calves (Dec 2008)

Particulate Matter (April 2009)

Panhandle Water Use: Dairy and Other Commodities (November 2010)

Evaporative Cooling for Dry Cows (March 2011)

Jordan Systematic Drought Feeding Strategies Final (October 2011) by Ellen Jordan, Kevin Lager, Ralph Bruno, and Todd Bilby

Cool the Dry Cows (June 2012)

Corn Silage Harvest (August 2012)

Facilities

Pair Housing for Calves (September 2015) by Ellen Jordan

Freestall Dairy Facilities in Central Texas by Sandy Stokes & Mike Gamroth

Rubber Flooring for Cow Comfort and Productivity (June 2013)

General Management

Margin Protection Program – Dairy Sign Up Deadline is November 28 (November 2014) by Joe Outlaw & David Anderson

Access “Real Time” Information – Dollar Drain Series (November 2002) by Ellen Jordan & Michael Tomaszewski

Benchmarking – Dollar Drain Series (November 2001) by Ellen Jordan & Michael Tomaszewski

Don’t Forget the Fly Control – Dollar Drain Series (May 2002) by Ellen Jordan & Michael Tomaszewski

Extended Feeding of Negative DCAD Rations in Dry Cows (August 2013) by Ellen Jordan

Integrated Pest Management of Flies in Texas Dairies by Douglass E. Stevenson & Jesse Cocke

Know Where You Are Going – Dollar Drain Series (February 2002) by Ellen Jordan & Michael Tomaszewski

Managing Milk Composition: Evaluating Herd Potential by Sandy Stokes, Dan Waldner, Ellen Jordan, & Michael Looper

Select Benchmarks Wisely – Dollar Drain Series (January 2002) by Ellen Jordan & Michael Tomaszewski

Tracking Dairy Efficiency by Sandy Stokes

Herd Comparison with DairyMetrics (May 2008)

Monitor Milk Factors (May 2008)

Monitor Peak Milk (May 2008)

Biosecurity Can Save Dollars (May 2008)

Check Water Quality (May 2008)

Conserve Water While Cooling Cows (May 2008)

Cull Rates and Your Dairy (May 2008)

Management Software (May 2008)

Milk Quality Tests (May 2008)

Neighbor Relations (May 2008)

Check Water Quality (May 2008)

Pasteurize Waste Milk (May 2008)

Prepare for Unexpected (November 2013) by Ellen Jordan

Manage Pen Moves (May 2009)

Organic Milk Production TX and US (December 2010) by Ellen Jordan, Ralph Bruno, Kevin Lager, and Todd Bilby

The Long and Short of Dry Periods (August 2011)

Genetics

Managing Milk Composition: Normal Sources of Variation by Sandy Stokes, Dan Waldner, Ellen Jordan, & Michael Looper

There Are $$ in Those Genes (May 2000) by Ellen Jordan, Sandy Stokes, & Michael Tomaszewski

Labor Resources and Management

Links to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Resources

Handbook for Employers, M-274 (April 2013)

Form I-9 (expires 03/31/2016)

Employer Sanctions

Completing I9: Critical Step with New Employees (June, 2008)

No Match Letters – Taking Appropriate Action

Links to Resources

Form W-2

Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3

Understanding Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement

Form W-4

How to Fill Out Form W-4

Additional Labor Resource Links

Texas Employer New Hire Reporting Program (June 2013)

Job Description Templates

Mastitis

Improve SCC to Boost Income – Dollar Drain Series (September 2002) by Ellen Jordan, Sandy Stokes, & Michael Tomaszewski

Preventing Heifer Mastitis – Dollar Drain Series (July 2002) by Ellen Jordan, Sandy Stokes, & Michael Tomaszewski

Upgrade Your Mastitis Prevention Program – Dollar Drain Series (February 2003) by Ellen Jordan & Michael Tomaszewski

MilkCasts – LecheCasts (Spanish)

Nutrient and Waste Management

Impact of Nutrition on Manure Nutrients by Sandy Stokes & Ellen Jordan

Using Consultants and TSPs (February 2008)

Managing Retention Control Structures During Catastrophic Events (Sept 2008)

Nutrition

Sorghum Silage for Dairies (April 2015) by Ellen Jordan

Two Keys to Reduce Silage Losses (July 2013) by Ellen Jordan

Check Water Quality Periodically – Dollar Drain Series (January 2003) by Ellen Jordan & Michael Tomaszewski

Feeding the Transition Dairy Cow by Sandy Stokes

Forage Digestibility Influences Bottom Line – Dollar Drain Series (July 2001) by Ellen Jordan, Sandy Stokes, & Michael Tomaszewski

Managing Milk Composition: Feed Additives & Production Enhancers by Sandy Stokes, Dan Waldner, Ellen Jordan, & Michael Looper

Managing Milk Composition: Maximizing Rumen Function by Sandy Stokes, Dan Waldner, Ellen Jordan, & Michael Looper

Monitoring Feed Efficiency in Dairy Herds by Sandy Stokes & Greg Bethard

RFV & RFQ – What’s the Difference? – Dollar Drain Series (May 2003) by Ellen Jordan & Michael Tomaszewski

Understanding Forage Quality Analysis by Sandy Stokes & Eric Prostko

Waste Milk for Calves – To Feed or Not to Feed – Dollar Drain Series (October 2002) by Ellen Jordan, Sandy Stokes, & Michael Tomaszewski

Defining Forage Quality (May 2008)

Maintain DMI in Summer (May 2008)

Aflatoxins and Dairy Cattle (May 2008)

Analyze Feed For Top Performance (May 2008)

Be Sure Anionic Salt in Dry Cow Rations are Effective (May 2008)

Bunk Management Considerations to Reduce Rumen Acidosis (May 2008)

Check Water Quality (May 2008)

Covered Silage Big Means Savings (May 2008)

Dairy Efficiency (May 2008)

Drought Stressed Feeds (May 2008)

Monitor Dry Cow Feed Intake (May 2008)

Feeding Management Strategies to Decrease Affects of Heat Stress (May 2008)

Feeding to Reduce Phosphorus (May 2008)

Forage Evaluation and Feeding Under Drought Conditions (May 2008)

Forage Evaluation and Feeding (May 2008)

Good Silage Requires Time (August 2013)

Green Chop for Lactating Cow Rations in Texas (October 2005)

Manage Silage Piles (May 2008)

Manage Your Forage Needs (May 2008)

Managing Feed Variation on the Farm (May 2008)

Check Water Quality Periodically (May 2008)

Nitrates in Feeds (May 2008)

Pasteurize Waste Milk (Milk 2008)

Prussic Acid in Forages (May 2008)

Ration Management to Minimize Ruminal Acidosis (May 2008)

Reevaluate Ration Phosphorus, Not Percentage (May 2008)

RFV vs RFQ – What’s the Difference (May 2008)

Silage Comparisons (March 2008)

Time for Fall Feed Inventory (October 2013)by Ellen Jordan

Train Feeders to Minimize Ration Variability (May 2008)

Dry Distillers Grains Variation (May 2008)

Waste Milk Calves – To Feed or Not To Feed (May 2008)

Watch Phosphorus Levels (May 2008)

Tips For Harvesting Inmature or Frost Bitten Corn Silage (Sept 2008)

Minerals – Small Amount, Major Impact (Aug 2009)

Feeding Distillers Grains (Dec 2009)

Nutritional Management of Dry Cows (January 2010) by Todd Bilby, Ralph Bruno, Kevin Lager, and Ellen Jordan

Using Distillers Grains for Starch (April 2010)

Inoculants in Ensiled Forages (May 2010)

Feed Management for Transition Cows (August 2010)

SARA: Necessary Evil or Manageable Condition (September 2010) by Kevin Lager, Todd Bilby, Ralph Bruno, and Ellen Jordan

BMR and High Cut Corn Silage (June 2011)

What to do with Drought Stressed Corn Silage (September 2011)

Reproduction and Genetics

Avoiding Calving Problems by L. R. Sprott

BVD – Fertility Thief (May 2008)

Compare Metritis Treatments (May 2008)

Dollars In Genetics (May 2008)

ERCR for Bull Selection (May 2008)

Finding Cows in Heat (May 2008)

Improving Genetic Progress (May 2008)

Summer Synchronization Programs (2008)

Timing Critcal for AI Success (May 2008)

Understanding Ovsynch (May 2008)

Manage Natural Service Sires (May 2008)

Strategies to Improve Fertililty in Repeat Breeder (Jan 2009)

Reproduction Program Changes to Improve Summer Fertility (April 2009)

Re-evaluate Reproduction (Oct 2009)

Improve Estrous Detection – Reduce Costs (Nov 2009)

New Resyncronization Protocol Improves Fertility (March 2010)

Heifer Pregnancies During Heat Stress (July 2010)

2010 Reproductive Failure (August 2010)

2011 Evaluating Sexed Semen for Dairy Heifers (July 2011)

Nutritional Impact on Reproduction (December 2011)

Cherry Picking During Synchronization (January 2012)

Considerations for Improving Heifer Reproduction (May 2012)

Genetic Markers: A New Technology in Animal Selection (July 2012)

 

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