Resources by Cynthia Martel

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Dairy Pipeline - September 2018 Aug 24, 2018 DASC-119NP
Dairy Pipeline, April 2015
This DAIRY PIPELINE contains timely, scientifically based, useful and applicable information that we seek to share with the dairy industry each month. We welcome use of this material in appropriate publications as well as for the formulation of recommendations. If you redistribute an article, we ask for a courtesy notification to be emailed to dascweb@vt.edu with the article title and the publication in which it will appear.
Mar 30, 2015 DASC-48NP
Dairy Pipeline, September 2015
This DAIRY PIPELINE contains timely, scientifically based, useful and applicable information that we seek to share with the dairy industry each month. We welcome use of this material in appropriate publications as well as for the formulation of recommendations. If you redistribute an article, we ask for a courtesy notification to be emailed to dascweb@vt.edu with the article title and the publication in which it will appear.
Sep 10, 2015 DASC-58NP
Dairy Pipeline, April 2016
This DAIRY PIPELINE contains timely, scientifically based, useful and applicable information that we seek to share with the dairy industry each month. We welcome use of this material in appropriate publications as well as for the formulation of recommendations. If you redistribute an article, we ask for a courtesy notification to be emailed to dascweb@vt.edu with the article title and the publication in which it will appear.
Mar 31, 2016 DASC-80NP
The Skinny on Mud: Why mud and dairy cows don't mix
Virginia has seen an abnormal winter with heavier than normal rain, blizzards, and even tornadoes. While your children may be enjoying puddle jumping parties on the farm, your cows do not fancy mud. Excessive rain on the farm can have serious effects on your cows affecting their health, milk production, and reproduction. Dairy cows are not like pigs they do not love bathing in mud! While rain is important for growing crops and greening-up pastures, the side effects of too much rain can lead to costly problems on the farm, some of which may be initially over-looked.
Feb 26, 2016
Dairy Pipeline, March 2017
This DAIRY PIPELINE contains timely, scientifically based, useful and applicable information that we seek to share with the dairy industry each month. We welcome use of this material in appropriate publications as well as for the formulation of recommendations. If you redistribute an article, we ask for a courtesy notification to be emailed to dascweb@vt.edu with the article title and the publication in which it will appear.
Feb 28, 2017 DASC-95NP
Management of Pathogens in manure—Is your liquid gold safe?
How can dairy producers protect their animals, businesses, and the surrounding community? By following best management practices (BMPs) for manure management! Animal waste can contain both pathogens and chemical contaminants that can cause sickness and even death. Not all pathogens are created equal. Survival is dependent on temperature, manure processing, and environmental conditions. How you handle and process the manure on your farm matters! Every day the average dairy cow produces approximately 120 lbs. of wet manure making manure management a critical aspect of dairy farming.
Feb 28, 2017