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Dairy Cattle

A total of 268 dairy farms produce 1.34 billion pounds of milk in Georgia. Dairy ranks 8th as an agricultural commodity in Georgia. Over 148 herds in Georgia are on DHI. They average over 21,000 pounds of milk and 300 cows each. Our goal is to extend lifelong learning about dairy production and management through research based information.


Extension Dairy Publications
Common Terms Used in Animal Feeding and Nutrition (B 1367) Published 11/7/2016

The purpose of this publication is to serve as an educational reference and resource to those who are interested in animal feeding and nutrition. Our primary objective is to list the common terms used when discussing animal feeding. This listing will also be helpful when reading articles on animal feeding and nutrition, feed analysis reports or tags associated with feeds sold in the market.

Dairy Judging Terminology: A Guide to Saying What She is and Not What She Isn't (B 1234) Published 11/7/2016

This guide is designed to help you improve your reasons for your placings in dairy cattle evaluations. Slowly incorporate new terms into your oral reasons and your ability to describe what you see will continue to improve. Concentrate on what you see instead of what you don’t see. You only have 2 ½ minutes to justify your placings. Use I.D. points, and Practice! Practice! Practice!

Estrategias de Detección de Celo para Ganado Lechero (B 1212-SP) Published 11/7/2016

La detección de celo es el primer paso para hacer que un animal se preñe. De acuerdo con los registros de la Asociación Nacional para la Información de Hatos Lecheros (DHIA por sus siglas en inglés) los productores en Georgia solo ven un tercio de los celos. Los celos perdidos son uno de varios factores que contribuyen a intervalos largos entre partos. Al aumentar el número de celos observados es posible disminuir el tiempo entre partos. [When the time comes to examine a herd's dairy reproductive management program, producers often want to discuss low conception rates. In most cases, however, inadequate heat detection is the much greater reproductive problem. Heat detection is the first step to getting an animal bred. According to DHIA records, producers in Georgia are only seeing a third of their heats. Missed heats are one of several factors that contribute to long calving intervals. By increasing the number of heats observed, it is possible to shorten the interval between calves.]


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Jillian Fain Bohlen
Jillian BohlenAssistant Professor
  • Animal & Dairy Science
John K. Bernard
John K. BernardProfessor
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Steve Nickerson
Steve NickersonProfessor
  • Animal & Dairy Science
Sha Tao
Sha TaoAssistant Professor
  • Animal & Dairy Science