Dairy Farming Articles

  • Bull Calves Need Care Too

    By far, most bull calves will never become a lasting benefit to a dairy herd, and as such may not always receive the same level of care that heifer calves do. Harmonizing your calf rearing programs will yield positive results for all calves and your bottom line. All calves require excellent care, especially in the first few days of life. Without adequate, timely colostrum and proper ...


    By Grober Nutrition USA

  • Fat extraction of milk powder and infant formula samples

    SpeedEctractor E-916: Fat determination of milk powder and infant formula sample without hydrolysis In the dairy industry, the fat determination and extraction is not only a routine procedure in quality assurance and labelling also it is very important for contaminant determination, as e.g. ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Understanding the Fat in your Milk Replacer

    Fat digestion in the young calf Commercial milk replacers are often compared and evaluated based on the percentage of protein and fat on the label.  Discussion rarely delves into what makes up the components of fat and its effects on digestion, absorption or growth.  Fats are comprised of short chain, medium chain and long chain fatty acids.  The length of the chain is ...


    By Grober Nutrition USA

  • Short Note: Spray drying skim milk, concentrated milk and full cream milk

    Spray dryers are used to transform a liquid, i.e. solutions, suspensions or emulsions into dried powders. It is a quick, gentle and single step drying process. A major application is the production of milk powder. In general, liquid milk is easily denaturized and difficult to store for a long time. To prolong its shelf life and to simplify transportation milk is spray dried to milk powder. Food ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Have humans tilted the climate books out of balance?

    In the great book-keeping of climate change, scientists have just discovered a big mistake. They have been wrong, they now think, to count on the mountains, the plains, the forests and the grasslands as an agency that slows climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide. It does absorb carbon dioxide. But the chilling news is that  ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Crisafulli vertical and trailer pump testimonial Gregerson`s Colorado dairy farm-case study

    Four Crisafulli Pumps. Gregerson's Colorado Dairy Farm, running 1,500 head, moves liquid manures, fluids and sludges with four Crisafulli pumps: two electric vertical pumps, a six inch PTO trailer mounted pump and a 7.5 horsepower electric lift pump. "We have not experienced trouble with any of these pumps, not even over the summer months when we use both the trailer mounted pump and the lift ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Dairy saves CAPEX on major sustainability project

    Formatank Ltd, UK specialists in GRP tank lining solutions, has successfully refurbished two 20 year old steel storage tanks at First Milk’s Aspatria facility in rural Cumbria, one of the UK’s largest cheese creameries. These works are part of a major sustainability project to produce bio-methane and will be the first dairy processing site in Europe to feed into the gas grid. ...


    By Formatank Limited

  • Crisafulli vertical and trailer pump testimonial Gregerson`s Colorado dairy farm-case study

    Four Crisafulli Pumps. Gregerson's Colorado Dairy Farm, running 1,500 head, moves liquid manures, fluids and sludges with four Crisafulli pumps: two electric vertical pumps, a six inch PTO trailer mounted pump and a 7.5 horsepower electric lift pump. "We have not experienced trouble with any of these pumps, not even over the summer months when we use both the trailer mounted pump and ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Long-term nitrogen compound removal trends of a hybrid subsurface constructed wetland treating milking parlor wastewater throughout its 7 years of operation

    This study evaluated the nitrogen compound removal efficiency of a hybrid subsurface constructed wetland, which began treating milking parlor wastewater in Hokkaido, northern Japan, in 2006. The wetland's overall removal rates of total nitrogen (TN) and ammonium (NH4+-N) improved after the second year of operation, and its rate of organic nitrogen (Org-N) removal was stable at 90% ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sabar Dairy CHP - Case Study

    Sabarkantha District Co-operative Milk Producers Union started in 1964, and has progressed to a fully integrated milk processing organisation involved in reception, pasteurisation, condensing, chilling and the supply of milk & milk products. The organisation is one of the biggest co-operative milk producers unions in ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Dairy Digester Opens Doors On Maryland Farm

    Kilby Inc., a 600-cow dairy operation located in Colora, Maryland, has the only operational commercial anaerobic digestion (AD) system in the state. In 2009, Kilby Inc. (the dairy farm and milk production business) began construction of a covered lagoon digester, which started operating in March 2011. The digester input consists of flushed cow manure (98% by volume) and food waste (2%), including ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions and design of mitigation options: a whole farm approach based on farm management data and mechanistic models

    Agricultural activities are important sources of nitrous oxide (N22O), methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2). They contribute approximately 10% of the total emitted greenhouse gases (GhG) in the European Union. We search for evaluating GhG emissions at the farm level and designing mitigation options. As emissions occur at many stages within the farm operation, it is crucial to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CAFO Manure Treatment-Struvite Removal and Struvite Prevention

    CAFOs (Confined Animal Feeding Operations) face struvite in their manure holding ponds and manure lagoons, as well as their recirculation systems. On a dairy farm in Neb. that operated with 15,000 milking cows, they were generating 500,000 gal per day of wastewater laden with manure.  Over the summer, they noticed a reduction in their pumping capacity because the first lagoon was ...


    By Struvite Removal

  • 19 Things the AP Got Wrong

    The Associated Press recently published an article on “the secret environmental cost of U.S. ethanol policy.” There is much in this article that is too misleading, poor or deficient analysis, over-simplistic, or poorly drawn conclusions to comment on, but here are 19 big things the AP got wrong. ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • Huxley hutterite brethren colony case study

    A. Farm Description Barn Type: 80 stall free stall barn with saw dust on floor. Manure Handling: Barn houses 80 cows over 8 pits, each 7 feet deep and 12 feet wide. Manure is stored under the slatted floor for 6 months and then agitated and pumped out. B. The Problems: As the pits are pumped ammonia levels rise significantly resulting in problems for barn staff ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • Himmerland dairy farm case study

    A. PRE-TREATMENT Barn Type: 60 tie stall dairy barn. Mats used in stalls. Manure Handling: Barn houses about 17 – 20 cows along each of two 120 foot parallel pits 2.5 feet wide and 5 to 9 feet deep (stepped). The pits gravity drain to the center of the pit and then flow out to an outside manure storage pit via 2.5 foot square pipe. Half of south gutter is used to handle parlour wash. ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • Optimization of SPE Cleanup Method for the Analysis of Nitroimidazoles in Egg and Milk Samples

    In this application, Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIP) SPE methodology was applied to the analysis of nitroimidazoles in eggs. We have evaluated the method and further improved the solid phase extraction protocol to achieve better sample cleanliness and to increase the recoveries of the analytes. We have applied the improved protocol to the analysis of nitroimidazoles in spiked eggs and milk ...


    By Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC

  • Detection of Low Level of Chloramphenicol in Milk and Honey with MIP SPE and LC-MS-MS

    The analysis of chloramphenicol(CAP) is a challenging analysis for drug residues in food matrices. Chloramphenicolis an antibiotic that is effective against a wide range of gram positive and gram negative bacteria in both humans and animals, however potentially fatal side effects such as aplastic anemiaare known in humans. The suspected carcinogenityof CAP is also thought to be dosage ...


    By Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC

  • Application of artificial neural network to model the energy output of dairy farms in Iran

    An artificial neural network (ANN) model was developed to assess the energy input–output prediction in dairy farms of Iran. Data used were culled from 50 randomly selected farms using face to face questionnaire approach. The energy input–output analysis was carried out for the parameters of ANN model. Based on performance measures, single hidden layers with 16 neurons in the hidden ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental input–output analysis of the New Zealand dairy industry

    This work presents data and analysis quantifying the total (direct and indirect) resource use and outputs (products and pollutants) of the New Zealand dairy industry for the year April 1997 to March 1998. It also identifies those sectors supplying the dairy industry which make significant indirect contributions to its total inputs and outputs. Although this data is 14 years old, it is the only ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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