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Dairy Biological Risk Management
Dairy Biological Risk Management
  • Danelle A. Bickett-Weddle, Iowa State University
  • Alejandro Ramirez, Iowa State University
Document Type
Report
Publication Date
3-1-2005
Abstract

The dairy cattle industry has undergone dramatic changes in the last two decades. Some of these changes have included declining operation numbers, increasing herd sizes, an increase of milk production per cow, and farm specialization. While farms continue to get larger, there are still a considerable number of small to medium sized dairies that continue to raise their own heifers and feedstuffs while producing quality milk. This variation in economic base and production style does not end with the number of cattle raised on farm. When designing a biological risk management plan for dairies, one size does not fit all, and we will discuss how to assess different farming operations later in this paper.

Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
Date Available
2014-03-10
File Format
application-pdf
Citation Information
Danelle A. Bickett-Weddle and Alejandro Ramirez. "Dairy Biological Risk Management" Dairy Biological Risk Management (2005) p. 1 - 37
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alejandro_ramirez/9/