Tag Archives: Dairy Cows

WaterForCows.com presented at Cornell Nutrition Conference

So the trauma of a technological meltdown at the Cornell Nutrition Conference has finally abated.  In referring to the mishaps I endured in trying to use an iPad and SlideShark, with an iPhone as a remote, Dr. Charlie Sniffen called … Continue reading

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Free Access to WaterForCows.com

After discussions with many enthusiastic subscribers to the WaterForCows model at World Dairy Expo last week, Mark Holt, President of Vi-COR®, Inc. decided that this valuable tool should be made more widely available to the dairy industry.  As a result, … Continue reading

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Is Water Quality Affecting Your Milk Production?

Early in my cooperative extension career 20+ years ago, I got to work with some great veterinarians and nutritionists (and still do, I might add…..).  Together, we explored the effects that water quality was having on dairies across the Northwest … Continue reading

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Mineral Availability from Water for Dairy Cows

The 2005 NRC publication “Mineral Tolerance of Animals” changed my life and brought me to the point, years later, of blogging about water (weird, huh?). Like everyone else, I had half-baked assumptions (mostly incorrect) about whether minerals in water were … Continue reading

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Assessing Water Quality for Dairy Cows

A question that’s frequently asked is “How often should we test our water?”  The answer depends somewhat on the source of the water for your dairy cows.  The quick answer is to sample and analyze your water supply four times … Continue reading

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Dairy cows need water. Is water a risk for your dairy?

A recent article originating from the World Economic Forum in Davos, highlighted global business leaders’ concern with risks to their businesses associated with water. Sometimes its too much water, but more often too little, or of inadequate quality. That article … Continue reading

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