The CDQAP Ruminations series offers detailed, but brief, reference materials on key animal care issues with a specific focus on methods that are beneficial to both improved animal care and the dairy producer’s bottom line.
Each Ruminations article provides scientific statistics, economic assessments, and links to resources on the subject matter addressed.
Ruminations are published quarterly. Click here to sign up for email notification of new publications.
To minimize mastitis losses, by far the biggest return-on-investment is to prevent the disease in the first place. ... read more
Many non-ambulatory cows will respond to treatment, but only if it is begun immediately. It’s even more ... read more
Highlights: What You Need to Know About the Economics of Dehorning Disbudding at an early age (as early as ... read more
What you need to know about fly control and your bottom line: Biting flies, including stable flies and horn ... read more
Highlights: What You Need to Know About Biosecurity Maintaining a truly closed herd and managing farm traffic ... read more
Highlights: What You Need to Know About Profitably Marketing Your Bull Calves Depending on size and condition, read more
Highlights: What You Need to Know About Lameness on Dairies Depending on the herd, lameness can have a ... read more
Highlights: What You Need to Know About Mud on Dairies Dairy studies estimate that every inch of mud reduces ... read more
Highlights: What you need to know about heat stress: The economic costs of heat stress will vary depending on ... read more
Residue Avoidance Quick Reference Tools: "How To" Video to Prevent Residues 8 Common Causes of Residues Q read more