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Unformatted text preview: Brandi Pustka 1 ANSC 107- Test # 2 Dairy Cattle:- 1 gallon of milk equals 8.6 pounds- California is the number one producer in total pounds of Milk- Erath County is the largest dairy production county in Texas- Washington is the largest state in milk/cow production- Dairy products rank 4 th for agricultural sales in Texas- The industry has moved from the East to the West because of o Humidity and climate o Land prices(due to population) o Government regulations o Change from traditional family to business type farms- Feed cost is 50-70% of the cost of milk production o Cow can consume 50-70 pounds of dry matter feed a day Dairy Cattle Terminology:- A.I.- artificial inseminations- Colostrums- the first milk produced after parturition; very rich in antibodies- Drying off- the time that the cow stops producing milk. (60 days)- Freshen- calving and start milk production The Lactation Curve:- Peak lactation is 45 days Breeds:- Holstein= top producer, most popular, poorest grazer, lowest fat solids, Dutch breed- Jersey= richest milk, smallest cow, popular in Texas due to heat resistance, highest fat...
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- Spring '08