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Best blogs of 2014: The 100 pounds of milk club

Date: 
Tue, 07/29/2014

No two herds are the same, but those that reach 100 pounds of milk per cow per day have certain practices in common.

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by Abby Bauer, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

Farms getting 100 pounds of milk per day from their cows are doing a lot of things right. Like what, you might ask?

To answer that question, Nigel Cook and his colleagues at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine performed a cluster analysis of 557 dairy herds with more than 200 cows using freestall housing in Wisconsin. The analysis categorized farms using 16 different DHIA monitors of herd performance. The farms sorted themselves into six clusters of varying levels of production and herd health success. Read more

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