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<br /> Efficient Dairy Herd Management<br /> © DeLaval 2001<br /> All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, in any form or by<br /> any means, without permission from the publisher. DeLaval, ALPRO,<br /> Harmony are trademarks of the DeLaval Group.<br /> List of contents<br /> I. Introduction .................................................................................... 2<br /> Objective and Outline .......................................................................... 3<br /> II. Management of the Dairy Cow ................................................ 4<br /> Feeding ................................................................................................. 5<br /> Milking .............................................................................................. 12<br /> Reproduction ..................................................................................... 15<br /> H<a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=1"> Efficient Dairy Herd Management</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=2"> © DeLaval 2001 All rights reserved. No part of t</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=3"> List of contents I. Introduction ......</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=4"> I. Introduction The dictionary defines manag</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=5"> 3 Evaluate Possible Options Figur</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=6"> II. Management of the Dairy Cow There are th</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=7"> Feeding As the dairy cow's genetic potential is i</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=8"> Figure 5 </a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=9"> on fat mobilisation. The disadvantages with this </a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=10"> Figure 6 Manual concentrate feeding </a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=11"> Figure 8 Computerised out-of- parlour feeding </a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=12"> Total Mixed Ration (TMR) In the Total Mixed Ratio</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=13"> Partly Mixed Ration (PMR) Partly Mixed Ration (PM</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=14"> Milking Mi</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=15"> Total and Daily Milk Yield Close monitoring and e</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=16"> Figure 12 Recording with Milkoscope™ Monthly Mil</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=17"> · Identify cows with potential health problems e</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=18"> Figure 15 The oestrus cycle </a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=19"> Well managed reproduction also reduces the risk o</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=20"> Manual Heat Detection Manual heat detection relie</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=21"> cows and heifers first observed in heat in the mo</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=22"> the cow will survive. · Ketosis — Ketosis oc</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=23"> The reduction of losses attributed to diseases an</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=24"> Figure 21 Teat dipping to prevent mastitis </a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=25"> With good management routines, there are great op</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=26"> Milk Quality Figure 23 M</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=27"> III. Basic Economic Principles Why do we run</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=28"> Figure 24 The principle of diminishing marginal r</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=29"> Economies of Scale The size of a dairy business h</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=30"> Implementation of New Technology </a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=31"> IV. Monitoring and Controlling Effective her</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=32"> a lactation modifying compound (e.g. bovine somat</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=33"> serve concentrate to milk ratios of 0.15 to 0.25.</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=34"> lCash Analysis Book — This provides a record of a</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=35"> Account Analysis A dairy farm's overall performan</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=36"> l Output less concentrates per cow =</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=37"> V. Future Planning “see” the trends in an ear</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=38"> Table 8 Example of a partial budget installation</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=39"> easily find out what the effects are due to the c</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=40"> Table 10 Example of a cash flow budget year befo</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=41"> Net Cash Flow + Closing valuation (crops an</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=42"> VI. ALPRO® — A Professional Herd Manage</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=43"> 1. Milking stand alone 2. Feeding stand alone 3. </a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=44"> l Evaluate a milker's performance. l Calculate an</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=45"> l Programming of a “fixed” pre-calculated ration </a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=46"> ing station. It also allows the cows to follow th</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=47"> ally observed signs of heat. A dairy cow that is</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=48"> Improving Herd Health and Milk Quality with ALPRO</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=49"> ced significantly positive effects on the dairy o</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=50"> References Agricultural Production Economics. De</a> <a title="Efficient dairy herd management booklet page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/17ff8b69?page=51"> www.delaval.com </a>