University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

August 2012

Contents of This Issue

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Strategies to Deal with the Volatility and Increased Dairy Feed Costs . . . Fall Forages, Culling Decisions and Feedstuff Substitution Options

The drought conditions and limited stockpiles of commodities have lead to an increase in feed cost.  In this article dairy farmers can look at fall forages, culling decisions, and feedstuff substitutions as ways to help minimize the increase in feed costs for their operation.


Management of the Dry Cow to Prevent Mastitis

Mastitis prevention has always been important on dairy farms however, the dry cow has sometimes been overlooked as a place to prevent mastitis from occurring.  This article looks at management practices that can be implemented to prevent new infections during the dry period.