With the main goal of following the DKC’s motto, “evolving the dairy industry,” the DKC Quarterly publishes ideas and insights from the DKC team and the world’s leading experts in a thought-provoking way.
The Quarterly provides emerging trends and research outputs that will impact the future of sustainable dairy production systems. It presents new developments in technology, business, people capital management, environmental issues, and cow care, among others.
Corn silage and alfalfa are considered the King and Queen of forages and are ideal for feeding cattle, but there are situations where neither is the best choice agronomically. For example, excess rain and flooding this last spring prevented planting for many necessitating the need to plant an alternative forage.
One of the problems associated with silage quality in dairy farms is pre-harvest frost damage of corn plants. Late planting during spring and/or summer causes corn…
The use of membrane separation processes allows concentration and fractionation of whey components to obtain valuable ingredients for food and other applications. Manufacturers employ several different membrane separation techniques including ultrafiltration (UF), microfiltration (MF), nanofiltration (NF), and reverse osmosis (RO), to separate out the different components of whey and create whey products to the exact specifications of the end user.
One Health is a concept that relates to the intricate relationship between animal, human, and the environment with regards to health and disease. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) sees One Health as a holistic vision
Technological advancements are all around the dairy farm these days. Whether it be robotic milking systems, sire selection or ventilation systems, there has been a wave of new technology for dairy farms to take advantage of. With this influx of new technology, one of the key elements that has somewhat been overshadowed or under-utilized is the use of technological advancement in the area of projecting financial results.