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The Dairy Update newsletter is published quarterly by the University of Florida's Department of Animal Sciences as an educational and informational service.

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  • 2019

    Fall 2019: Vol. 19 No 4 (pdf)

    Rachel Garland joins Animal Sciences  
    Opportunity to Know Your Herd’s Bovine Leucosis (Leukemia) Virus (BLV) Status  
    Position Available: Manager UF/IFAS Dairy Unit  
    Proceedings 2019 Florida Dairy Production Conference Now Online  
    UF/IFAS Dairy Extension Offers On-farm Training for Employees and Managers Izabella Toledo
    Southeast Dairy Stewardship- 5th Module (Training and Communication)  
    Connecting the Cow Genome and Rumen Microbiome to Improve Milk Production Efficiency Francisco Peñagaricano, Rafael Bisinotto, and José Eduardo Santos
    UF/IFAS Dairy Unit Update Albert De Vries
    Dairy Extension Agenda  

    Summer 2019: Vol. 19 No 3 (pdf)

    Dairy Extension Agenda  
    Summer Youth Dairy Competitions Results Chris DeCubellis
    Charles R. Staples 1951 - 2019  
    Dairy Farm Employee Comfort during the Hot Summer Months Izabella Toledo
    Developing Genomic Tools for Improving Feed Efficiency Francisco Peñagaricano and José Eduardo Santos

    Spring 2019: Vol. 19 No. 2 (pdf)

    John Arthington New Chair of Animal Sciences  
    Five UF Dairy Students Participated in the 18th Annual Dairy Challenge and 7th Academy Albert De Vries and Michael Schmitt
    Dairy Farm Employee Comfort during the Hot Summer Months Izabella Toledo
    Dairy Extension Agenda  
    2000 Visitors at the 6th Family Day at the Dairy Farm Albert De Vries, Emily Miller-Cushon, Jimena Laporta, Izabella Toledo and Juliana Ranches
    Economic Contributions of Florida’s Dairy Cattle and Allied Industries  

    Winter 2019: Vol. 19 No. 1 (pdf)

    Making Moo-ves in Dairy Calf Heat Stress Abatement Bethany Dado-Senn and Jimena Laporta
    UF Dairy Students Participated in the Southern Regional Student Affiliate Division Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association  
    Proceedings 2019 Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium Now Online  
    2018 Corn Silage Test Results Available  
    Milking for the Future: University of Florida is Fundraising to Renovate the UF Dairy Farm  
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price: March 2019 – February 2020 Albert De Vries
    Dairy Extension Agenda
  • 2018

    Summer 2018: Vol. 18 No. 3 (pdf)

    Summer 2018: Vol. 18 No. 3
    David Bray Obiturary  
    Dairy Extension Agenda  
    Charlie Staples Interim Chair  
    Dr. Izabella Toledo Joins UF/IFAS as the Northeast Dairy Regional Specialized Extension Agent  
    No Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price and Future All Milk and Feed Prices Albert De Vries
    The Value of Milk Fat Jose Santos and Albert De Vries

    Spring 2018: Vol. 18 No. 2 (pdf)

    Spring 2018: Vol. 18 No. 2
    Dairy Extension Agenda  
    Chris DeCubellis New State Specialized Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Dairy/
    Animal Science
     
    UF Dairy Students Participated in the 2018 North American Intercollegiate
    Dairy Challenge in California
    Albert De Vries                  
    Proceedings 2018 Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium Now Online  
    Three new EDIS Dairy Publications Available  
    1600 Visitors at the 2018 Family Day at the Dairy Farm Albert De Vries
    One More Lactation? Albert De Vries
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price and Future All Milk and Feed
    Prices: May 2018 – April 2019
     

    Winter 2018: Vol. 18 No. 1 (pdf)

    Winter 2018: Vol. 18 No. 1                         
    Dairy Extension Agenda  
    Mary Sowerby Retirement  
    Semen from Slick Holstein Bull Produced at University of Florida Now Available Peter Hansen
    Chris Holcomb Accepts New Position  
    12th Annual Southern Regional Dairy Challenge Hosted by Florida was a Success Mary Sowerby and Albert De Vries
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price and Future All Milk and Feed Prices:  January 2018 – December 2018           
  • 2017

    Fall 2017: Vol. 17 No. 4 (pdf)

    Fall 2017: Vol. 17 No. 4
    Dairy Extension Agenda  
    Dr. Antonio Faciola Joins UF Animal Sciences in the Area of Livestock Nutrition  
    Dairy Bull Fertility Francisco Peñagaricano
    Expected Profit Differences of Dairy Heifer Calves Ranked on Net Merit Dollars Michael Schmitt and Albert De Vries
    Market Watch: Variations in Prices for Top Average Heifers, Heifer Calves, and Dairy Bull Calves Albert De Vries, Pornpamol Pattamanont and Fernanda Ferreira
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price and Future All Milk and Feed Prices: October 2017 – September 2018  

    Summer 2017: Vol 17 No. 3(pdf)

    Summer 2017: Vol. 17 No. 3
    Thinking about Vitamins … Supplementing Rumen-Protected Choline during the Transition Period Improved Cow and Heifer Calf Performance Marcos Zenobi, Jose Santos, and Charlie Staples
    Dairy Extension Agenda                             
    Florida Students Learn Advanced Dairy Management at the US Dairy Education and Training Consortium Albert De Vries
    Why do Diets with Negative Dietary Cation-Anion Difference Depress Intake in Prepartum Dairy Cows? Roney Zimpel and José E.P. Santos
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price and Future All Milk and Feed Prices: July 2017 – June 2018

          

    Spring 2017: Vol. 17 No. 2 (pdf)

    Spring 2017: Vol. 17 No. 2
    Proceedings 2017 Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium Now Online  
    Proceedings 2017 Florida Dairy Production Conference Now Online  
    YouTube UF Dairy Extension Channel  
    DHIA DairyMetrics Report for Florida Herds Albert De Vries
    1600 Visitors at the 4th Family Day at the Dairy Farm Albert De Vries
    How Much Milk Does it Take to Make Up for a Decrease in Butterfat Percent? Albert De Vries
    Southeast Milk Dairy Check-Off Projects Funded in 2017  
    2017 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge Mary Sowerby
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price and Future All Milk and Feed Prices: May 2017 – April 2018  
    Dairy Extension Agenda  

    Winter 2017: Vol 17 No. 1 (pdf)

    Winter 2017: Vol 17 No. 1
    Program 2017 Florida Dairy Production Conference  
    Don’t Forget Genetics when Improving Milk Quality Albert De Vries and Francisco Peñagaricano
    Effective Use of Genomics in Commercial Farms: II. Replacement Heifer Selection Francisco Peñagaricano
    Seven UF Dairy Challengers Attend Southern Event Mary Sowerby
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price and Future All Milk and Feed Prices: February 2017 – January 2018  
    Dairy Extension Agenda  
  • 2016

    Fall 2016: Vol. 16 No. 4 (pdf)

    Fall 2016: Vol. 16 No. 4
    Effective Use of Genomics in Commercial Farms: I. Sire Selection Francisco Peñagaricano
    Is Florida Losing its Mailbox Price Advantage? Albert De Vries
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price and Future All Milk and Feed Prices: October 2016 - September 2017  
    Dairy Extension Agenda  

    Summer 2016: Vol 16 No. 3 (pdf)

    Summer 2016: Vol. 16 No. 3
    Goldilocks and the 3 Cows Marcos Zenobi, Charlie Staples, and Jose Santos
    Comparing and Forecasting of Florida Federal Order and UF Dairy Unit Mailbox Prices Albert De Vries and Ashenafi Beyi
    Cooling Your Dry Cows When it is Hot: Major Paybacks Almost Everywhere in the US Fernanda Ferreira, Rodrigo Gennari, Geoff Dahl, and Albert De Vries
    Overstock or Build New? Albert De Vries

    Spring 2016: Vol. 16 No. 2 (pdf)

    Spring 2016: Vol. 16 No. 2
    Increase Vitamin E to Older Cows during Heat Stress Charlie Staples, Gabriel Gomes, and Jose Santos
    UF/IFAS looking for a Regional Specialized Extension Agent II or III - Agriculture (Dairy)  
    2016 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge Mary Sowerby
    Proceedings 2016 Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium Now Online  
    Proceedings 2016 Florida Dairy Production Conference Now Online  
    2016 Family Day at the Dairy Farm a Success Albert De Vries
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price and Future All Milk and Feed Prices: April 2016 - March 2017  
    Dairy Extension Agenda  

    Winter 2016: Vol. 16 No. 1 (pdf)

    Winter 2016: Vol. 16 No. 1
    Dairy Sire Selection for Multiple Traits Francisco Peñagaricano
    UF Students on Winning Teams at Southern Regional Dairy Challenge Mary Sowerby
    Dr. Jimena Laporta Joins UF Animal Sciences in the Area of Mammary Gland Physiology and Lactation Biology  
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price and Future All Milk and Feed Prices: January 2016 - December 2016  
    Dairy Extension Agenda  
  • 2015

    Fall 2015: Vol. 15 No. 4 (pdf)

    Fall 2015: Vol. 15 No. 4
    The Basics of Dairy Sire Selection Francisco Peñagaricano
    Dairy Programs: Are You Part of The Florida Statistic? Marina Arouca and John VanSickle
    Employee Mastitis Lessons Available in Hoard’s Dairyman Mary Sowerby
    Florida Dairy Outlook and Margin Protection Program Mary Sowerby
    Ranking Cows by Milk Yield versus Value of Milk Albert De Vries
    In Case You Missed it  
    Dairy Extension Agenda  

    Summer 2015: Vol. 15 No. 3 (pdf)

    Summer 2015: Vol. 15 No. 3
    UF Represented by a Team and Three Academy Students At the 14th North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge Mary Sowerby
    ADSA-SAD Meeting in Orlando Gave Florida Students Opportunities to Meet Other Dairy Science Students and Attend Scientific Congress Mary Sowerby
    Average Somatic Cell Counts in Florida Milk Fernanda C. Ferreira and Albert De Vries
    Proceedings 2015 Florida Dairy Production Conference Available Online  

    Spring 2015: Vol. 15 No. 2 (pdf)

    Spring 2015: Vol. 15 No. 2
    Southern Regional ADSA Gives UF Students a Chance to Learn and Excel Mary Sowerby
    Dr. Francisco Peñagaricano Joins UF Animal Sciences in the Area of Statistical and Quantitative Genetics and Genomics  
    New Dairy Enterprise Budgets for Georgia and Florida Albert De Vries, Mary Sowerby, Curt Lacy
    Recordings of Dairy Genomics Workshops Now Online  
    Smaller Florida Dairy Farms Tend to Be More Seasonal in Milk Production Albert De Vries and Fernanda C. Ferreira
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price and Future All Milk and Feed Prices: April 2015 - March 2016 Albert De Vries
    Dairy Extension Agenda  

    Winter 2015: Vol 15 No. 1 (pdf)

    Winter 2015: Vol. 15 No. 1
    Four UF Undergrads Were “Dairy Challenged At the Southern Regional Mary Sowerby
    Larger Florida Dairy Farms Tend to Have Lower Bulk Tank Somatic Cell Counts Fernanda Ferreira and Albert De Vries
    2015 Florida Dairy Production Conference  
    Dutch Dairy Farms Getting Ready for End of Milk Quota in April 2015 Albert De Vries
    Proceedings 2015 Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium  
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price and Future All Milk and Feed Prices: February 2015 - January 2016 Albert De Vries
    Dairy Extension Agenda  
  • 2014

    Fall 2014: Vol. 14 No. 4 (pdf)

    Fall 2014: Vol. 14 No. 4
    2014 Florida Dairy Production Conference Summary, Part II Mary Sowerby
    New and Old Florida Dairy Production Conference Proceedings Online Albert De Vries
    2014 Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium Proceedings Online  
    2014 Florida Dairy Wage Survey Mary Sowerby and Keegan Gay
    Dr. Phillip Lancaster Joined UF Animal Sciences in the Area of Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management  
    Dr. Emily Miller-Cushon Joins UF Animal Sciences in the Area of Animal Behavior and Welfare  
    Dr. Raluca Mateescu Joins UF Animal Sciences in the Area of Quantitative Genetics and Genomics  
    Dr. Tracy Scheffler Joins UF Animal Sciences in the Area of Muscle Biology  
    Dr. Jason Scheffler Joins UF Animal Sciences in the Area of Growth and Meat Science  
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price and Future All Milk and Feed Prices: October 2014 - September 2015 Albert De Vries
    Dairy Extension Agenda  

    Summer 2014: Vol. 14 No. 3 (pdf)

    Summer 2014: Vol. 14 No. 3
    2014 USDA Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP): Understanding and Using It Mary Sowerby
    2014 Florida Dairy Production Conference Summary Mary Sowerby
    UF Dairy Unit Has New Farm Manager  
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price: July 2014 - June 2015 Albert De Vries
    Dairy Extension Agenda  

    Spring 2014: Vol. 14 No. 2 (pdf)

    Spring 2014: Vol. 14 No. 2
    Subscribe to UFL-DAIRYUPDATE-L  
    Rethink Your Strategies for Prevention of Hypocalcemia José Santos and Natalia Martinez
    Dr. Samantha Brooks Joins UF Animal Sciences in Equine Science  
    Development of a Dairy Farm Evaluation System to Reduce Mastitis and Antimicrobial Use Ray Mobley
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price: April 2014 - March 2015 Albert De Vries
    Dairy Extension Agenda  

    Winter 2014: Vol 14. No. 1 (pdf)

    Winter 2014: Vol. 14 No. 1
    What is the Value of Cooling Dry Cows? Sha Tao and Geoffrey Dahl
    Dr. Sha Tao New Dairy Faculty Member at the University of Georgia - Tifton  
    Dr. Carissa Wickens Joins UF Animal Sciences as Equine Extension Specialist  
    UF Looking for Candidates for Assistant or Associate Professor of Dairy Cattle Health and Well-Being  
    UF Animal Sciences Participates in Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium Teaching Program on Large Herd Dairies  
    Timed Artificial Insemination in Dairy Heifers Fabio Lima and Jose Santos
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price: January 2014 - December 2014 Albert De Vries
    Dairy Extension Agenda  
  • 2013

    Fall 2013: Vol. 13 No. 4 (pdf)

    Fall 2013: Vol. 13 No. 4 No. 3
    Dairy Heat Stress Road Show Comes to Okeechobee  
    Renewable Energy – 2013 Florida Energy Summit Ann Wilkie
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price: July 2013 - June 2014 Albert De Vries
    Observations from New Zealand Mary Sowerby
    Observations from India Albert De Vries
    Dairy Extension Agenda  

    Summer 2013: Vol. 13 No. 3 (pdf)

    Summer 2013: Vol. 13 No. 3
    Introducing Tim Hackmann  
    Introducing Corwin Nelson  
    Florida Dairy Industry Statistics: DHI Herd Performance Measures from 2002 to 2012 Kathy Arriola and Albert De Vries
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price: May 2013 - April 2014 Albert De Vries
    Dairy Extension Agenda  

    Spring 2013: Vol. 13 No.2 (pdf)

    Spring 2013: Vol. 13 No. 2
    Three University of Florida Students Attend the First Dairy Challenge Academy Mary Sowerby
    Biogas Recovery from Manure Ann Wilkie
    2013 Florida Dairy Production Conference Review Mary Sowerby
    1500+ Visitors at the 2nd Family Day at the Dairy Farm Albert De Vries
    Using Herbicides to Accelerate the Drying Rate of Forages Adegbola Adesogan, Jay Ferrell, Michael, Durham, Oscar Queiroz, and Fernanda Basso
    Choosing the Right Silage Additive or Inoculant Adegbola Adesogan
    Dairy Extension Agenda  
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price: April 2013 - March 2014 Albert De Vries

    Winter 2013: Vol. 13 No. 1 (pdf)

    Winter 2013: Vol. 13 No. 1
    Dairy Extension Agenda  
    UF Dairy Judging Team Places Second at Louisville Mary Sowerby
    New Project: Southeast Quality Milk Initiative  
    UF/IFAS’ Family Day at the Dairy Farm returns March 16, Public is Invited Tom Nordlie and Albert De Vries
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price: February 2013 - January 2014 Albert De Vries
  • 2012

    Fall 2012: Vol 12 No. 4 (pdf)

    Fall 2012: Vol. 12 No. 4
    Participants in Pasture “Practices” Survey Sought Albert De Vries, Fei Du, Mary Sowerby, Curt Lacy, and Mohammed Ibrahim
    Experiences with the Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium - Teaching Program Kim Hencken, Lauren Mayo and Albert De Vries
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price: October 2012 - September 2013 Albert De Vries
    Dairy Exension Agenda  

    Summer 2012: Vol. 12 No. 3 (pdf)

    Summer 2012: Vol. 12 No. 3
    New Device for Measuring Body Temperature Peter J. Hansen
    Strategies to Deal with the Impact of Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle: Now More Information On-Line  
    Summer Super Savers David R. Bray
    UF Dairy Veterinary Extension Programs Klibs Galvao and Carlos Risco
    Renewable Energy – 2012 Florida Energy Summit Ann C. Wilkie
    Participants for Dairy Benchmarking Study Sought Mary Sowerby, Albert De Vries, Curt Lacy, and Mohammed Ibrahim
    Are Low Priced Milk and High Priced Feed Adversely Affecting your Bottom Line? Mary Sowerby
    Dairy Exension Agenda  
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price: June 2012 - May 2013 Albert De Vries
    UF/IFAS Celebrates 150 Years of the Morrill Act  

    Spring 2012: Vol. 12 No. 2 (pdf)

    Spring 2012: Vol. 12 No. 2
    It’s Spring Cleaning Time Again! #17 David R. Bray
    It's Hotter than the 4th of April David R. Bray
    House Fly Control Basics (Think Clean and Dry) Mary Sowerby and Jerry Hogsette
    Two UF Students Compete in 2012 North American Dairy Challenge Mary Sowerby and Albert De Vries
    Participants for New Dairy Cost Study Sought Mary Sowerby, Albert De Vries, Curt Lacy, and Mohammed Ibrahim
    48th Dairy Production Conference Proceedings Available Albert De Vries
    Florida Dairy News 1950 - 1962  
    UF Dairy Unit Open House a Success Albert De Vries
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price: May 2012 - April 2013 Albert De Vries
    Dairy Extension Agenda

    Winter 2012: Vol. 12 No. 1 (pdf)

    Winter 2012: Vol. 12 No. 1
    New Year’s Resolutions For 2012 David R. Bray
    David R. Bray Retired from UF/IFAS Dairy Extension  
    I Want To Be A Dairy Farmer, Because I Want To Be My Own Boss! David R. Bray
    Got Manure? Enhancing Economic And Environmental Sustainability Ann Wilkie
    UF Hosted 6th Southern Regional Dairy Challenge, Drawing 50 Students From 10 Schools Albert De Vries and Mary Sowerby
    UF/IFAS Regional Dairy Open House Presentations Available Albert De Vries
    Dairy Extension Agenda  
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price: February 2012 - January 2013 Albert De Vries
  • 2011
  • 2010

    Fall 2010: Vol. 10, No. 4 (pdf)

    Fall 2010: Vol. 10 No. 4
    The Leaves Don’t Change Color in the Fall in Florida. The License Plates Do David R. Bray
    Natural Service vs. Timed Artificial Insemination: Cost Effectiveness and Reproductive Performance Fabio Lima, Carlos Risco, Albert De Vries, Jose Santos, and William Thatcher
    Effects of Feeding a Mycotoxin‐Adsorbent on Milk Aflatoxin M1 Concentration and on the Performance and Immune Response of Dairy Cattle Fed an Aflatoxin Contaminated Diet Gbola Adesogan, Oscar Queiroz, Charlie Staples, and J. Hun
    Managing Milk Quality and Profit in the Parlor David R. Bray
    Florida Dairy Producer Don Bennink Named 2010 World Dairy Expo Dairyman of the Year  
    Effect of a Bacterial Inoculant on the Quality of and Nutrient Losses from Corn Silage Produced in Farm‐Scale Silos Oscar Queiroz, Gbola Adesogan, Kathy Arriola and Maria Queiroz
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price: October 2010 ‐ September 2011 Albert De Vries
    Effect of Days to Conception in the Previous Lactation on the Risk of Death and Live Culling Around Calving Pablo Pinedo and Albert De Vries
    Knowledge is Power Mary Sowerby
    Dairy Extension Agenda

    Summer 2010: Vol. 10 No. 3 (pdf)

    Summer 2010: Vol. 10 No. 3
    Dan Webb Retired from UF  
    Some Things I Have Learned Daniel W. Webb
    Laboratory Pasteurized Count Reduction Procedures David R. Bray
    BIOENERGY – 2010 Farm to Fuel Summit Ann C. Wilkie
    Changes in UF Dairy Science Curriculum Albert De Vries
    UF Dairy Student Attends Large Dairy Herd Management Program in New Mexico Albert De Vries
    Effect of Sexed Semen on Dairy Heifer Supply from 2006 to 2012 Albert De Vries
    Prediction of the Future Florida Mailbox Price: August 2010 ‐ July 2011 Albert De Vries
    Dairy Extension Agenda

    Spring 2010: Vol. 10 No. 2 (pdf)

    Spring 2010: Vol. 10 No. 2
    Introduction: Courtney Davis Courtney Davis
    Introduction: Chris Holcomb Chris Holcomb
    It's Spring Cleaning Time Again! #15 David R. Bray
    SMI Quality Program Takes Effect on April 1, 2010. Are You Ready? David R. Bray
    Results Dairy Extension Survey Albert De Vries and Mary Sowerby
    UF Team Wins Gold Award in North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge  
    Upcoming Dairy Meetings

    Winter 2010: Vol. 10 No. 1 (pdf)

    Winter 2010: Vol. 10 No. 1
    New Year’s Resolutions For 2010 David R. Bray
    A Diet Enriched in Linoleic Acid Increases Plasma IGF‐I and First Service Conception Rates in Lactating Holstein Cows L. Badinga, C. Caldari‐Torres, and M.C. Perdomo
    Bioenergy from Livestock Manure Ann C. Wilkie
    Did your Teat Dip Freeze this Winter? David R. Bray
    Nine Florida Students Competed in 4th Southern Regional Dairy Challenge Mary Sowerby and Albert De Vries
    Upcoming Dairy Meetings
  • 2009

    Fall 2009: Vol. 9 No 4 (pdf)

    Fall 2009: Vol. 9 No. 4
    Feeding catfish oil improved milk production Charles Staples
    What kind of standard operating procedures (SOPs) do you have on your dairy? David R. Bray
    UF looking for Dairy Youth Agent  
    Pat Miller retired  
    Year end summary for DHIA Herds Dan W. Webb
    Upcoming dairy meetings  
    Sign up for UFL-DAIRYUPDATE-L  

    Summer 2009: Vol 9 No. 3 (pdf)

    Summer 2009: Vol. 9 No. 3
    Jan Shearer retirement  
    It's spring (summer) cleaning time again! #14 David R. Bray
    Hospital: hospitality or horrors? David R. Bray
    Free forage sample analysis Joe Vendramini
    Bioenergy - 2009 Farm to Fuel Summit Ann C. Wilkie
    Dairy proceedings available on-line Albert De Vries
    Futures market course Mary Sowerby
    PCDART consultant workshop Dan W. Webb
    Dairy-Beef meat quality workshop for dairy producers

    Spring 2009: Vol. 9 No. 2 (pdf)

    Spring 2009: Vol. 9 No. 2
    Stimulus package for your dairy David R. Bray
    DHIA offers new transition cow management evaluation Daniel W. Webb
    New electronic mailing list for UF Dairy Extension announcements:
    UFL-DAIRYUPDATE-L
    Albert De Vries and Daniel W. Webb
    When do cows leave your herd? Daniel W. Webb
    Trans fatty acids increase feed efficiency for milk production in early postpartum Holstein cows L. Badinga, C. Caldari-Torres, M.C. Perdomo, C. Risco, and C.R. Staples
    Rotational grazing field day Mary Sowerby and Yoana Newman
    Florida dairy farm situation in 2009 Albert De Vries and Russ Giesy
    Upcoming dairy meetings

    Winter 2009: Vol. 9 No. 1 (pdf)

    Winter 2009: Vol. 9 No. 1
    New year's resolutions IV David R. Bray
    Producing penalty free milk David R. Bray
    Feeding fats to improve immunity and fertility of dairy cows L. Badinga, C. Caldari-Torres, C. Risco, and C.R. Staples
    Effect of rust infestation on silage quality A.T. Adesogan, O.C.M. Queiroz, and S.C. Kim
    Biogenergy from manure Ann C. Wilkie
    What Can DHIA Records Tell Us? Daniel W. Webb
    Florida Students Participated in 3rd Southern Regional Dairy Challenge Albert De Vries and Mary Sowerby
    The Dairy Business Analysis Project in 2009 Albert de Vries and Mary Sowerby
    How Well Can We Predict Future Milk Prices in Florida? Albert De Vries and Shiferaw Feleke
    Upcoming dairy meetings
  • 2008

    Fall 2008: Vol. 8 No. 4 (pdf)

    Fall 2008: Vol. 8 No. 4
    Russ Giesy retired from UF dairy extension  
    Business plan for dairy digesters  
    What I did on my summer vacation David R. Bray
    Facing cow management decisions with the new cost of production on Southeast dairy farms Albert De Vries
    Upcoming dairy meetings

    Summer 2008: Vol. 8 No.3 (pdf)

    Summer 2008: Vol. 8 No. 3
    Can you spit into the wind? David R. Bray
    UF Dairy faculty win national wards  
    What is DAIReXNET? Albert De Vries
    Program 2008 Florida Dairy Business Conference  
    2008 Florida Dairy Production Conference proceedings now online Albert De Vries
    2008 Florida and Georgia Dairy Road Show proceedings available  
    BIOENERGY - 2008 Farm to Fuel summit Ann C. Wilkie
    DHIA has tools for management of somatic cells Daniel W. Webb
    Upcoming dairy meetings

    Spring 2008: Vol. 8 No. 2 (pdf)

    Spring 2008: Vol. 8 No. 2
    It's spring cleaning time again! #13 David R. Bray
    Dairy breeding survey summary Mary Sowerby
    Florida students compete at seventh North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge Albert De Vries
    Mr. Sandman (recycled) David R. Bray
    DHI peak milk Daniel W. Webb and John Clay
    Upcoming dairy meetings

    Winter 2008: Vo. 8 No. 1 (pdf)

    Winter 2008: Vol. 8 No. 1
    Kermit Bachman retired
    New-New Year's resolutions - "Not so stray voltage" David R. Bray
    Fat supplementation increased pregnancy rates of lactating cows in Florida studies Flavio T. Silvestre, Faith M. Cullens, Charlie R. Staples, and Bill W. Thatcher
    Milk quality - high bacteria counts David R. Bray
    Watch your feed economics closely in 2008 Russ Giesy, Lane Ely, Mary Sowerby, and Albert De Vries
    Records that are used the most, mean the most! Dan W. Webb
    Second Southern Regional Dairy Challenge again a success Albert De Vries
    Upcoming dairy meetings

  • 2007

    Falll 2007: Vol. 7 No. 4 (pdf)

    Fall 2007: Vol. 7 No. 4
    Happy Halloween or Halloween horrors? David Bray
    A profitable quick reminder Kermit Bachman
    Upcoming dairy meetings
    2007 Southeast Dairy Mangement Conference
    Manure bioenergy Ann Wilkie
    Certain supplemental fiber-digesting enzymes can improve milk production A.T. Adesogan, C.R. Staples, S.C. Kim, and K. Arriola
    Repeatability of milk production Albert De Vries

     Summer 2007: Vol. 7 No.3 (pdf)

    Summer 2007: Vol. 7 No. 3
    Shift in milk marketing: is there a lesson to we can learn? Roger Natzke
    New livestock dairy agent Mary Sowerby
    It's mycoplasma season again David Bray
    Bio-energy - 2007 farm to fuel summit Ann Wilkie
    Passing of Dr. Barney Harris
    2007 Dairy Business Conference: Monday, September 10
    2007 Florida Dairy Production Conference proceedings available Albert De Vries
    Dr. Jose Santos hired as associate professor of dairy nutrition

    Spring 2007: Vol. 7 No. 2 (pdf)

    Spring 2007: Vol. 7 No. 2
    44th Annual Florida Dairy Production Conference: Tuesday, May 1, 2007
    Spreadsheet to calculate the economic feasibility of anaerobic digesters available Albert De Vries, Russ Giesy, Ann Wilkie, and Roger Nordstedt
    Corn silage / forages field day: Thursday, June 14, 2007
    Proceedings Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium now available on http://dairy.ifas.ufl.edu Albert De Vries
    DairyVIP computer program manual and updated version available Albert De Vries
    Position available: UF/IFAS dairy herd manager
    Position available: Assistant/Associate professor of dairy nutrition
    Position available: Regional specialized livestock agent (dairy)
    Move your air / hold your water David R. Bray
    PCDART enhancements Dan W. Webb
    Dairy Business Analysis Project: 2005 financial summary available Albert De Vries, Russ Giesy, and Lane Ely

    Winter 2007: Vol. 7 No. 1 (pdf)

    Winter 2007, Vol. 7 No. 1
    New Year's resolutions III David Bray
    Stay-green ranking effects on corn silage and milk production Adegbola Adesogan, K. Arriola, and C. R. Staples
    First Southern Regional Dairy Challenge a great success Albert De Vries
    18th Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium: January 30-31, 2007
    E-learning: see and listen to the 3rd Dairy Road Show presentations on your computer Albert De Vries and Brent Broaddus
    2006 corn silage hybrid performance trial results
    33rd annual Southern Dairy Conference
    Other 2007 dairy meetings
  • 2006

    Fall 2006: Vol. 6 No. 4 (pdf)

    Fall 2006: Vol. 6 No. 4
    National Animal Identification System (NAIS) and premises registration Dan Webb
    The "gold standard" or "fool's gold"? David Bray
    What is a pregnancy worth? Albert de Vries
    Sixth mid-Atlantic dairy grazing conference
    Economic comparison of exogenous progesterone (CIDR) and timed artificial insemination (Ovsynch) as treatments for ovarian cysts Albert de Vries, Bronwyn Crane, Julian Bartolome, Pedro Melendez, Carlos Risco, and Louis Archbald
    2006 Southeast Dairy Herd Management Conference
    2007 Dairy meetings
    Dr. Geoffrey Dahl appointed chairman
    Support for Animal Sciences


    Summer 2006: Vol. 6 No. 3 (pdf)

    Summer 2006: Vol. 6 No. 3
    L.E. "Red" Larson Dairy Science Building named
    Roger P. Natzke retired
    Department chair update
    Florida Dairy Business Conference: Monday, September 11, 2006
    What's new in mastitis (still) David Bray
    2006 Florida dairy production conference proceedings available Albert de Vries
    First Southern Regional Dairy Challenge being planned Albert de Vries
    Formation of new UF Animal Sciences alumni association (UFASAA)
    How much can you spend to fix a broken cow? Albert de Vries

    Spring 2006: Vol. 6 No.2 (pdf)

    Spring 2006: Vol. 6 No. 2
    Florida students participated in the fifth North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge Albert de Vries
    It’s spring cleaning time again!  # 12 David Bray
    43rd Florida dairy production conference
    Effect of high temperatures, rainfall at harvest and short delays before sealing on the quality of corn silage A. T. Adesogan and S. C. Kim
    Manure management – AgSTAR program Ann Wilkie
    Effect of doubling the rate of inoculant application, or applying molasses on the quality of corn silage A. T. Adesogan and M. Huisden
    Corn silage / forages field day: Thursday, May 25, 2006
    New proceedings posted on http://dairy.ifas.ufl.edu Albert de Vries
    Departmental update Albert de Vries
    Optimization of breeding and culling decisions in dairy cattle Albert de Vries

     Winter 2006: Vol. 6 No. 1 (pdf)

    Winter 2006: Vol. 6 No. 1
    UF receives $1.5 million endowment for dairy and youth programs.
    Dr. Glen Hembry to step down as chairman of the Department of Animal Sciences
    Program: Digester field day
    James Umphrey resigned from the Department of Animal Sciences
    2005 Corn silage and forage sorghum variety quality, yield data available
    National Mastitis Council annual meeting in Tampa David Bray
    Program: Ruminant Nutrition Symposium
    Program: 3rd annual Florida Dairy Road Show
    Effect of enzyme addition to bermudagrass silage-based rations on the performance of dairy cows Adegbola Adesogan, Dervin Dean, Charlie Staples
  • 2005

    Fall 2005: Vol. 5 No. 4 (pdf)

    Fall 2005, Vol. 5 No. 4
    Determining when to harvest stay-green corn hybrids Adegbola Adesogan
    Milk quality David Bray
    Manure management - sustainable practices Ann Wilkie
    Comparing the economic importance of genetic improvements in milk production, reproduction, and productive life Albert de Vries
    UF Dairy calendar of events

    Summer 2005: Vol. 5 No. 3 (pdf)

    Summer 2005, Vol. 5 No. 3
    Murphy White family named Dairy Farm Family of the Year 2005 James Umphrey
    Reading the body language of cows - standing statements Charlie Staples
    1990 – 2005 Florida Dairy Production Conference proceedings now on-line Albert de Vries
    Are your cows eating enough manganese? Charlie Staples
    Florida dairy students participated in the 4th North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge Albert de Vries
    All washed up David Bray
    Compliance - the Achilles heel of reproductive technologies Peter Hansen
    Cow replacement in the summer - should you delay? Albert de Vries

    Spring 2005: Vol. 5 No. 2 (pdf)

    Spring 2005, Vol. 5 No. 2
    Program 42nd Florida Dairy Production Conference
    Programs: PCDART workshop, Spanish herdsman seminar,
    Got science? David Bray
    Dairy reproduction cookbook Amy Fischer-Brown & Peter Hansen
    Program 2005 Corn Silage / Conserved Forage Field Day
    Temporary heat stress abatement practices David Bray
    Reproductive efficiency of natural service and artificially inseminated dairy herds in Florida and Georgia Albert de Vries, Christian Steenholdt, Carlos Risco

    Winter 2005: Vol. 5 No. 1 (pdf)

    Winter 2005, Vol. 5 No. 1
    New Year's Resolutions II David Bray
    UF Department of Animal Sciences Faculty Staffing Glen Hembry
    Upcoming Meetings: 14th Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium; 2nd Florida Dairy Road Show; 31st Southern Dairy Conference; Spanish Herdsman Seminar on Artificial Insemination; 42nd Florida Dairy Production Conference; Corn Silage Field Day Albert de Vries
    Dr. Alan Ealy Joins Faculty Alan Ealy
    2004 Corn Silage Hybrid Performance Trial Results Jerry Wasdin

  • 2004

    Fall 2004: Vol. 4 No. 4 (pdf)

    Fall 2004, Vol. 4 No. 4
    National Mastitis Council Annual Meeting in Orlando David Bray
    Program Dairy Business Conference
    Program PDHGA Annual Workshop
    Upcoming Meetings: Southeast Dairy Herd Management Conference; Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium; Florida Dairy Road Show; Florida Dairy Production Conference; Corn Silage Field Day Albert de Vries
    Trends in Reproduction 1976-2002 Albert de Vries
    Southeast DHIA Information, September 2004 Dan Webb

    Summer 2004: Vol. 4 No. 4 (pdf)

    Summer 2004, Vol. 4 No. 3
    Mary Beth Hall Accepts New Position
    In Case You Missed It: Proceedings Now On-Line Albert de Vries
    Bedding Project Update David Bray
    Get Wired! - The Internet As A Resource For Dairy Information Pete Hansen
    Will Shorter Dry Periods Pay For You? Sell More Milk This Summer Albert de Vries and Kermit Bachman
    2002 DBAP Summary Published Albert de Vries, Russ Giesy, Lane Ely and others

    Spring 2004: Vol 4 No. 2 (pdf)

    Spring 2004, Vol. 4 No. 2
    Program 41st Annual Florida Dairy Production Conference
    Feeding More Phosphorus Does Not Improve Reproduction Charlie Staples
    Program Corn Silage Field Day
    It's Spring Cleaning Time Again! #10 David Bray
    New Calendar Website Lists UF/IFAS Statewide Extension Education Programs
    2004 Florida Dairy Reproduction Road Show Proceedings Now On-line Albert de Vries
    Florida Dairy Students Participate in the 3rd North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge Albert de Vries
    Report on Robotic Milking Conference Dan Webb

    Winter 2004: Vol. 14 No. 1 (pdf)

    Winter 2004, Vol. 4 No. 1
    Program Reproduction Road Show
    New Year's Resolutions David Bray
    Youth Dairy Highlights James Umphrey & Debbie Clements
    Business Cow College Albert de Vries and Russ Giesy
    2002 Florida DBAP Summary Albert de Vries, Russ Giesy and Brent Broaddus
    May 27, 2004 Corn Silage Field Day
    What Is The Maximum Worth Of A Dairy Heifer? Albert de Vries
    Effect Of Treating Bermuda Grass With Inoculants, Molasses, And A Mixture Of These Additives On Silage Fermentation Adegbola Adesogan
    A Guide To Healthier Calves: Part I. Enterotoxemia James Umphrey
  • 2003

    Fall 2003: Vol 3. No. 4 (pdf)

    Fall 2003, Vol. 3 No. 4
    Where Your Milk Check-Off Dollars Go Mary Beth Hall
    Improving Forage Quality With Fiber-Degrading Enzymes Adegbola Adesogan
    Youth Dairy Highlights James Umphrey and Brent Broaddus
    Problem: High Intakes But No Milk Mary Beth Hall
    SMI's Calving Covington Recognized At World Dairy Expo Dan Webb
    Business Cow College Albert de Vries and Russ Giesy
    Florida Dairy Business Conference and PDHGA Annual Fall Workshop
    Mastitis Update Dave Bray, Roger Natzke, Jessica Belsito, Brent Broaddus, and Dan Webb
    New UF/IFAS Dairy Extension Website Albert de Vries
    Herb Head Retired
    West Florida Dairy Producers Conference

    Summer 2003: Vol. 3 No. 3 (pdf)

    Summer 2003, Vol. 3 No. 3
    Short Dry Periods Kermit Bachman, Mehmet Gulay and Herb Head
    Biotin: Benefits Beyond Improved Hoof Health Charlie Staples and Lee McDowell
    What Do We Know About Stray Voltage?
    The Shocking Truth David Bray
    Forage: Which Variety's Best? Mary Beth Hall
    Selecting Your MILC Payment Start Month For Fiscal Year 2004 Albert de Vries
    EDIS: Another Source For Dairy Information Albert de Vries
      Roger Natzke Accepts New Appointment
    Florida Dairy Students Compete In N.A.I.D.C. Albert de Vries

    Spring 2003: Vol. 3 No. 2 (pdf)

    Spring 2003, Vol. 3 No. 2
    Program 40th Florida Dairy Production Conference
    Silver Bullets and Phosphorous Mary Beth Hall
    Cell Count Differences - Who Do You Trust? Roger P. Natzke and Lokenga Badinga
    It’s Spring Cleaning Time Again! David R. Bray
    Mycotoxins: Antibiotics We Don’t Appreciate? Mary Beth Hall
    Funded Milk Check-Off Projects 2003-2004
    DBAP Summaries Available Albert de Vries & Russ Giesy

    Winter 2003: Vol. 3 No.4 (pdf)

    Winter 2003, Vol. 3 No. 1
    Is Your Somatic Cell Too High? Give DHI Cell Count A Try!   David R. Bray
    Long Range Mastitis Control Roger P. Natzke
    Need Help With Reproductive Management Problems?   Brent Broaddus and Pete Hansen
    What Does DHIA Tell Us About Herd Somatic Cell Count Dan W. Webb
  • 2002

    Fall 2002: Vol. 2 No. 4 (pdf)

    Fall 2002, Vol. 2 No. 4
    What Have We Done For You Lately? Behind The Scenes Mary Beth Hall
    It’s Time To Tune Up The Snowmobile David R. Bray
    The Dairy Industries Next Great Challenge: Animal Welfare Roger P. Natzke
    Update on Use of Timed Embryo Transfer to Improve Pregnancy Rates During the Summer Pete Hansen, Jeremy Block and Maarten Drost

    Winter 2002: Vol. 2 No. 1 (pdf)

    Winter 2002, Vol. 2 No. 1
    Dr. Jack Van Horn Retires
    It’s Time To Tune Up The Snowmobile David Bray
    Introducing Albert DeVries
    Corn Field Day Information
    Milk Check Off Reports
    Should the Rubber Meet The Road David Bray, Russ Giesy and Ray Bucklin
    A 40-Day Dry Period Right Now Kermit Bachman
    Dairy Business Analysis Project Update Albert de Vries
  • 2001


    Dairy Update - Florida Dairy Extension
    Dairy News Fall 2001
    Dairy News Summer 2001
    Dairy News Spring 2001