Resources by Kevin Spurlin

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Dairy Pipeline, October 2014
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 30, 2014 DASC-42NP
Dairy Pipeline, January/February 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.
Jan 7, 2016 DASC-73NP
Watch Out For Bad Fat When Battling Milk Fat
Milk fat depression is one of the more complex nutritionrelated issues dairymen and their nutritionists face. Dr. Tom Jenkins of Clemson University is one of the foremost experts on this subject. He suggests that five main nutritional factors impact fat test results including: dietary fat amount and source; dietary starch level; amount of fiber, particularly from forages; yeast and mold contamination; and diet management.
Sep 30, 2015
Dairy Pipeline, May 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.
May 2, 2016 DASC-83NP
A Fresh Look at the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy
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.
May 2, 2016
Dairy Pipeline, January/February 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.
Dec 22, 2016 DASC-94NP
Dairy Management is a Continual Progression
A heart monitor that “flatlines” indicates impending death if something isn’t done quickly. Dairy managers may be tempted to stagnate in the status quo, and that can spell trouble for the dairy operation’s future. Don’t let your management benchmarks ‘flatline’!
Dec 22, 2016
Dairy Pipeline, May 2017
The Dairy Pipeline is published once per month by the Department of Dairy Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech.
May 2, 2017 DASC-98NP
Have You Ever Watched Cows Eat? May 2, 2017