A Net Present Value Dashboard of the dairy cow in a commercial setting. D. T. Galligan*, J. Ferguson, R. Munson, and D. Remsburg, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Kennett Square.
Accuracy of prediction of future uniform milk prices in Florida from Class III and IV futures markets. S. Feleke* and A. De Vries, University of Florida, Gainesville.
Economic evaluation of decision choices facing dairy producers in Sicily, additional milk or additional cows? D. T. Galligan*1, G. Azzaro2, and G. Licitra2,3, 1University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Kennett Sqaure, CoRFiLaC, Regione Siciliana, Ragusa, Italy, 32DACP University of Catania, Catania, Italy.
Spartan Dairy Ration Evaluator/Balancer Version 3: A user-friendly, windows-based software program for dairy nutrition management. M. J. VandeHaar*, H. F. Bucholtz, D. K. Beede, M. S. Allen, and R. D. Kriegel, Michigan State University, East Lansing.
Nitrogen and phosphorus in by-product feeds and dairy diets in central Texas. T. D. Nennich*1, N. M. Cherry1, R. A. Whitney2, R. J. Scott3, and W. H. Weems4, 1Texas A&M University, Stephenville, 2Texas Cooperative Extension, Comanche, 3Texas Cooperative Extension, Stephenville, 4Texas Cooperative Extension, Hamilton.
An evaluation of family farm transfer in Vermont. S. Purchase1, C. Ballard*2, and D. Maynard1, 1University of Vermont, Burlington, 2W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, NY.
A survey of AABP-L members concerning training of farm personnel. D. W. Remsburg*, D. T. Galligan, and J. D. Ferguson, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Kennett Square.
The "Summer to Winter performance ratio" as a tool for evaluating heat stress relief efficiency of dairy herds. I. Flamenbaum*1 and E. Ezra2, 1Ministry of Agriculture, Extension Service, Beit-Dagan, Israel, 2Israel Cattle Breeders Association, Caesarea, Israel.
Serendipity in science: The DUMPS story. J. L. Robinson, Urbana, IL.
Induced lactation in nulliparous dairy goats with or without prolactin secretion enhancement. A. A. K. Salama*, G. Caja, E. Albanell, S. Carné, R. Casals, and X. Such, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain.
Effects of shortening the dry period from 60 to 40 days on milk yield and composition during the subsequent lactation. D. J. Grusenmeyer*, C. M. Ryan, R. W. Everett, D. M. Galton, and T. R. Overton, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Effects of altered timing and duration of unilateral frequent milking during early lactation on milk production of dairy cows. E. H. Wall* and T. B. McFadden, Lactation and Mammary Gland Biology Group, Department of Animal Science, University of Vermont, Burlington.
Use of milking frequency for alleviating milk depression in Holstein dairy cows under heat stress conditions. R. Ben Younes1, M. Ayadi2, T. Najar1, M. Zouari , A. A. K. Salama4, X. Such4, M. Ben M'Rad1, and G. Caja*4, 1Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie, Tunis, Tunisia, Institut Superieur de Biologie Appliquée de Medenine, Tunisia, 3Office des Terres Domaniales, Tunis, Tunisa, 4Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain.
Comparison of manual and automatic milk flow recording in dairy goats. G. Caja1, M. Rovai*2, S. Carné1, A. A. K. Salama1, X. Such1, and R. M. Bruckmaier3, 1Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain, 2E (Kika) de la Garza American Institute for Goat Research, Langston, OK, 3Veterinary Physiology, University of Bern, Switzerland.
Comparisons of teat structure changes after milking between farms with high and low bulk somatic cell counts. P. Vinitchaikul* and W. Suriyasathaporn, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Lactation Biology Applied Lactation Biology Chair: Tom McFadden, University of Vermont 204 A
Production, Management & the Environment - Livestock and Poultry Livestock, Production, and Management Chair: Sandy Johnson, Kansas State University 214 C