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assignment 8 - Sametra Williams Enrollment 646028 DARY 1048...

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Sametra Williams Enrollment #: 646028 DARY 1048 1. Sanitation is the major key to successful program of raising dairy heifers. 2. The average productive life of a dairy cow is 4.5 years and the average percentage of cows leaving the herd or replaced annually is 30%. 3. Three major reasons why cows leave the herd are low milk production, reproduction problems, and mastitis. 4. The advantages of raising your own replacement heifers are: a. They help maintain herd sixe for cows that leave the herd each year. b. They are more economical than buying heifers. c. They lower the damages to other cows because no new cows have to come in; which means it lowers the introduction of new diseases to other animals on the farm. 5. A dairyman should begin management practices soon after the calf is born. The dairyman should make sure the calf is breathing and should be fed colostrum to maintain a healthy stomach; this is done because the calf is extremely vulnerable at this state. 6. The external signs of approaching parturition are: a. Relation of the ligament around the tail head. b. Congestion of the udder. c. Swelling of and mucus secretions from the vulva **To prepare for this important event, the dairymen should make sure the calf is in a clean, disease-free, and in an easily observed maternity pen or lot with no access to drainage ditches
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2009 for the course DARY 1048 taught by Professor Jenny during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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