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  • Schmidt, D.G.; Gnad, D.P.; Sargeant, J.M.; Shirley, John E. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-12-01)
    Total blood protein measured in calves between 1 and 7 days of age is a good indicator of the sufficiency of colostral intake and level of immunity passed to the calf. This measurement can be used to improve calf management ...
  • Schmidt, D.G.; Gnad, D.P.; Sargeant, J.M.; Shirley, John E. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-12-01)
    Salmonella dublin is a bacterium that can have devastating effects in dairy herds. It is most deadly with calves that range in age from 10 days to 5 months. Salmonella dublin is shed from carrier animals through feces, ...
  • Harner, Joseph P.; Strahm, T.D.; Murphy, James P. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-12-01)
    Sand can be handled successfully either in a scrape or flush system by developing handling systems that allow for the sand-laden manure to settle prior to the effluent entering a lagoon. The abrasiveness and density ...
  • Strahm, T.D.; Harner, Joseph P.; Key, David V.; Murphy, James P. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-12-01)
    Nine primar,y lagoons and solids storage basins were sampled on Kansas dairies using flush systems. These samples were analyzed for nutrient content of wastewater and sand manure. The manure moisture content in ...
  • Bolsen, K.K.; Brent, B.E.; Siefers, M.K.; Uriarte, M.E.; Schmidt, T.E.; Pope, Ronald V. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-12-01)
    Four important silage management practices that are in the control of livestock producers and that are sometimes poorly implemented or overlooked entirely include: inoculating, packing, sealing, and managing the feedout face.

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