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Donna Amaral-Phillips



Kentucky Beef Quality Assurance Program
2/6/2015 (reprinted)

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a program developed to ensure that beef and dairy cattle are managed in a manner that will result in safe and wholesome beef and milk products for the consumer. Specifically, BQA is designed to enhance carcass quality by preventing drug residues, injection-site blemishes, and bruises. The Kentucky Beef Quality Assurance Program is based on recommended national guidelines and scientific research. This program enables beef and dairy producers to enhance their product, maximize marketability, and strengthen consumer confidence. | ID-140
4,000 printed copies | 83 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 2,353 kb


Mineral and Protein Blocks and Tubs for Cattle
11/3/2014 (new)

Nutritional supplement blocks and tubs are convenient for beef producers, require no investment in feeding troughs and require a limited area for storing. One of the most attractive features is that they lower the labor needed to supplement livestock. Many producers use these products to provide supplemental nutrients to cattle consuming low-quality forages or as a mechanism to promote a more consistent intake of minerals. These products are also attractive to producers who have off-farm employment as they eliminate the need for daily feeding. Yet, they often come at a greater cost per unit of nutrient than more conventional feedstuffs. Since there are differences in the blocks and tubs being marketed today, familiarity with how to compare products and determine their differences will enable producers to decide which product best fits their needs. | ASC-215
web only | 4 pages | 2,891 words | 53 downloads | PDF: 159 kb


A Fresh Cow Health Monitoring System
4/2/2014 (new)

Researchers at the University of Kentucky combined existing disease detection systems to produce a fresh cow examination system that may help producers detect diseases earlier by monitoring subtle changes every day during a cow's fresh period. Compiling daily information about each animal will enable producers to notice changes in health that may otherwise have been overlooked. These records may help producers detect illnesses early, thus reducing the long-term effects (reduced milk production or fertility) and costs (re-treatment, milk loss, or death) of a disease. Learning what diseases are common on a particular farm can focus producers' efforts towards preventive measures specific to their operation. Preventing disease, rather than treating, can save producers time and money and can improve overall cow well-being. | ID-218
web only | 15 pages | 3,501 words | 41 downloads | PDF: 1,900 kb


Using DHIA Records for Somatic Cell Count Management
4/26/2013 (new)

DHIA (Dairy Herd Improvement Association) records are an essential part of dairy herd management for many progressive dairy operations. However, for producers new to DHIA, interpreting the meaning of all this information can be a bit overwhelming. Even producers who have been DHIA members for many years may not fully understand all the value that DHIA records can provide for SCC management. What follows is a description and interpretation of SCC-related information available to dairy producers on DHIA test reports. | ID-212
web only | 5 pages | 1,560 words | 33 downloads | PDF: 915 kb


Feeding and Managing Baby Calves from Birth to 3 Months of Age
8/30/2006 (minor revision)

| ASC-161
web only | 6 pages | - | 101 downloads | PDF: 172 kb


Using Byproducts to Feed Dairy Cattle
8/30/2006 (minor revision)

| ASC-136
web only | 8 pages | - | 16 downloads | PDF: 158 kb


Interpreting Forage Quality Reports
3/15/2004 (reprinted)

| ID-101
1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 30 downloads | PDF: 170 kb


Feeding Your Dairy Cows a Total Mixed Ration: Getting Started
12/15/2001 (new)

| ID-141A
500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 18 downloads | PDF: 55 kb


Managing the Total Mixed Ration to Prevent Problems in Dairy Cows
12/15/2001 (new)

| ID-141B
500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 93 kb


Planning the Yearly Forage and Commodity Needs for a Dairy Herd
8/30/2001 (new)

| ASC-160
500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 17 downloads | PDF: 126 kb


Considerations When Purchasing Hay for a Dairy Milking Herd
8/30/2001 (new)

| ID-138
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 88 kb


Feeding and Managing the Far-Off Dry Cow
9/1/1999 (new)

| ASC-156
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 17 downloads | PDF: 294 kb


Using Nutrition to Improve Immunity Against Disease: Copper, Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin E
5/1/1999 (new)

| ASC-154
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 40 downloads | PDF: 114 kb


Mastitis and Its Control
7/11/1997 (minor revision)

| ASC-140
1,000 printed copies | 14 pages | - | 29 downloads | PDF: 79 kb


Pasture for Dairy Cattle: Challenges and Opportunities
4/1/1997 (new)

| ASC-151
1,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 35 downloads | PDF: 184 kb


Using the Dart Ration Computer Program to Answer Nutrition Questions About Dairy Cattle
9/15/1996 (minor revision)

| ASC-131
30 printed copies | 18 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 210 kb


Role of Nutrition on Reproductive Performance
10/1/1992 (new)

| ASC-138
500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 29 downloads | PDF: 191 kb


Accomplishing a Sound Dairy Nutritional Program
10/1/1992 (new)

| ASC-137
500 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 17 downloads | PDF: 223 kb


More Milk = More Feed
10/1/1992 (new)

| ASC-135
500 printed copies | 5 pages | - | 18 downloads | PDF: 195 kb


Balancing Rations for Dairy Cows
8/1/1992 (new)

| ASC-139
500 printed copies | - | - | 2 downloads | HTML: 23 kb


Should You Be Feeding Fat to Your Dairy Cows?
8/1/1992 (new)

| ASC-134
300 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 189 kb


Using Drought-Stressed Corn Harvesting, Storage, Feeding, Pricing and Marketing
8/1/1988 (new)

| ID-86
7,500 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 32 kb