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  • Monday, May 16, 2022 1:44 PM
        I am just going to say it right here. Milk per stall is not an appropriate measure of efficiency to use on a dairy farm. There seems to be a trend to use milk per stall this way, and I do not like it. Why not?
  • Monday, April 11, 2022 12:13 PM
        One of my father’s colloquiums was describing something, or occasionally someone, that was not straight as “crooked as a dog’s hind leg.
  • Monday, March 14, 2022 12:52 PM
    SCC, BTSCC, BTC, SPC, PIC, LPC and CC are all tests that reflect the quality of the milk a farmer sells. Let’s look at them in more detail.
  • Saturday, February 12, 2022 8:40 PM
    Working in the parlor is like driving the chopper because one gets to see the results of one’s labor. The parlor, like the chopper, needs to be running properly to maximize the harvest.
  • Sunday, January 16, 2022 8:26 PM
    The bell curve, named for its shape, is a way to represent data that is normally distributed. 
  • Monday, December 13, 2021 4:04 PM
    Numbers can tell a story. For example, numbers that represent key performance indicators can tell at least part of the story of a dairy farm. When numbers from a group of farms are combined, they can tell the story of the group.
  • Saturday, November 13, 2021 1:48 PM
    How many lame cows are on your dairy? Do you know?
  • Monday, October 11, 2021 2:04 PM
    These three adjectives accurately describe retained placenta (RP) in dairy cows.
  • Monday, September 13, 2021 10:41 AM
    Duct tape works well to patch holes in leaky boats. It is sticky and stays on well.
  • Monday, August 16, 2021 8:47 AM
        Most of the time, we veterinarians, being scientists, are careful to make recommendations that do not imply certainty.
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