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Title: Herd testing highlights ; vol. 17 no. 3
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Title: Herd testing highlights ; vol. 17 no. 3
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Language: English
Creator: Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Publisher: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: September 2003
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Cow Identification is Becoming an Issue

The 2002 Farm Bill contains language
requiring trace-back information to
guarantee the country of origin. This has
been referred to as COOL (country of origin
labeling). Provisions will apply to the retail
sale of covered commodities beginning
September 30, 2004. Animal products will
be labeled PRODUCT OF USA only if it
was born, raised and processed in the U.S.
Some animal health experts are saying that
on-the-animal ID tags will be required that
indicate point of origin for each animal.
Currently, there are working groups with
dairy representatives working out details of
a national ID program. DHIA is likely to
have a role.



Department of Animal Sciences Dairy Program



Southeast DHIA, Inc.
P.O. Box 142460
Gainesville, FL 32614-2460
Phone: (352) 392-5592
Fax: (352) 392-5595
Universities of Florida and Georgia


Dan W. Webb
Ray West
Don Shaw
Christina Dore'
Robyn Brady


General Manager
Area Manager-Georgia
Meters & Training
Administrative Assistant
Field Rep-North Georgia


Board Elections


Ballots are in the mail for election of one
director from each district. Be on the look
out for your ballot to cast your vote. Nine
dairy farmers make up the Board of
Southeast DHIA. These persons spend
valuable time guiding and overseeing the
DHIA program in Florida and Georgia. The
board's next scheduled meeting is October
15 in Belleview, Fl.


Florida High-Herd Correction

The previous issue of this newsletter listed
high producing herds recognized for 2002.
One very good herd was omitted from that
list. Suwannee River Dairy of Live Oak,
operated by Pete Shurter and family,
finished the year with 21,932 lbs of milk,
762 of fat and 663 of protein. We apologize
for the error.


DHIA Has Good Calf Identity Program

Herds on DHIA have automatic calf identity
if they choose to utilize it. Whenever a
calving date is reported, the DHIA
Technician must indicate whether the
resulting calf was identified or not. Most
dairy farms raising replacements can
provide the sex of the calf along with a tag
number. This little amount of information
can go a long way toward a complete
inventory of animals with basic background
data.


Herd Testing Highlights
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SOUTHEAST DHIA DATA COMPARISON AUGUST,


ITEM
NO. OF HERDS
NO. OF COWS
% IN MILK
MILK LBS ALL COWS


MILK LBS MILKING COWS
CONCENTRATE FED ..LBS
CONCENTRATE COST ..$
TOTAL FEED COST ..$
VALUE OF MILK ..$
VALUE ABOVE FEED COST ..$
FEED COST PER CWT MILK ..$
ROLLING HERD AVG MILK LBS
% LEFT HERD
AVG DAYS IN MILK
TEST PERIOD PERSISTENCY


AVG AGE 1ST
SUMMIT MILK -
ME MILK 1ST
AVG SIRE PTA$
AVG AGE 2ND
SUMMIT MILK -
ME MILK 2ND
AVG SIRE PTA$
AVG AGE 3+
SUMMIT MILK -
ME MILK 3+
AVG SIRE PTA$


LACTATION
1ST LACTATION
LACTATION
- 1ST LACTATION
LACTATION
2ND LACTATION
LACTATION
- 2ND LACTATION
LACTATION
3+ LACTATION
LACTATION
- 3+ LACTATION


% OPEN < VWP @ 1ST SERV
% OPEN VWP-100 DAYS @ 1ST SERV
% OPEN OVER 100 DAYS @ 1ST SERV
AVG DAYS DRY
AVG PTA$ FOR SERVICE SIRES
AVG DAYS TO 1ST BREEDING
% HEATS OBSERVED
PROJ. CALVING INTERVAL
AVG DAYS OPEN
% SUCCESSFUL ALL SERVICES
% SUCCESSFUL FIRST SERVICE;
STANDARDIZED 150-DAY MILK LBS
[ % of cows ]
SCCS < 4 (below 142,000)
SCCS = 4 (142,000 283,000)
SCCS = 5 (284,000 565,000)
SCCS = 6 (566,000 1,130,000)
SCCS > 6 (over 1,130,000)
AVERAGE SC COUNT
T.D. BULK TANK DEVIATION %
YR BULK TANK DEVIATION %


GA & FL HERDS
301
364
79.4
40.2


50.4
24.9
2.01
2.91
5.31
2.64
7.26
17238
37.8
230
99
26.3
61.5
20017
253
40.9
75.7
20096
229
68.0
79.7
19105
161
17.9
43.8
38.2
75
272
107
34.0
15.6
195
49.4
49.9
60.6

47
16
14
10
13
550
1.9
1.4


GA HERDS
205
246
79.2
40.6

51.1
24.4
2.04
2.91
5.31
2.70
7.19
17516
38.0
229
99
26.6
61.5
20234
255
41.0
75.9
20406
235
68.9
80.3
19536
164
17.2
42.8
39.9
73
283
109
32.8
15.6
194
49.2
49.7
61.2

49
16
13
10
13
531
1.7
1.5


FLORIDA HERDS
96
615
79.7
39.3


49.0
26.5
1.91
2.92
5.32
2.45
7.47
16642
37.2
231
100
25.8
61.4
19555
246
40.7
75.1
19439
216
66.2
78.3
18192
156
19.4
45.9
34.7
78
249
105
37.0
15.6
195
49.6
50.2
59.4


41
17
15
12
15
616
2.3
1.0


These data are from all herds in Southeast DHIA, as of August 31, 2003.


2003




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