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Read by large-herd dairy NOVEMBER 2013 VOLUME 94 NO. 11 producers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. FEATURES & COLUMNS MANAGEMENT Changes on the table By Cecilia Parsons 8 DAIRY MANAGEMENT & THE LAW Succession planning: Credit markets add complexity By Attorney Colleen Holland 10 TEAM MEETINGS Fire showcases dairy team’s strengths By Pat Hansen 12 CONVERSATIONS What liners are best for my milking equipment? By Mark Walker 14 CSI-DAIRY Inadequate starch use in cows By Luis C. Solórzano 18 HERD HEALTH Vaccine ‘myth-takes’: Common myths, mistakes about vaccines By Kayla Jentz 20 RISK MANAGEMENT Using rate of return triggers to help protect your dairy’s net worth By Tom McCormick 23 DAIRYLINE IDA’s Naerebout has a warning By Bill Baker 25 California/Arizona DairyBusiness A monthly regional news and advertising insert for producers in California and Arizona. The insert is available digitally online to all DairyBusiness West readers. NUTRITION Forage Sorghum: Crop shows promise By Cecilia Parsons CA4 Cows headed back to schools: DCC’s Mobile Dairy Classroom StrikeForce Initiative aids conservation efforts Regional news and newsmakers 6 By Dave Natzke CA2 CALIFORNIA/ARIZONA PULSE Cover photos by Cecilia Parsons Cover design by Bill Woodruff DEPARTMENTS Editor’s Update DDGS: Nutrient profi les, variability By P.H. Robinson FORAGES ABOUT THE COVER Daily attention to costs and income drive team management decisions at Brindeiro and Danbom dairy in Turlock, Calif. With the help of financial consultant John Ellsworth and others, Jim Brindeiro and Paul Danbom meet challenges – while leaving the door open to capture opportunities. Western Pulse NDHIA US DHI Herd Averages for SCC are dropping 13, 22 26 Advertisers Index CA8 CA10 CA10 33 @DairyCarrie 34 #FoodThanks Carrie’s ‘Blogger of the Month’ By Carrie Mess STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, AND CIRCULATION (1) Publication Title: DairyBusiness West (2) Publication Number: 565-860 (3) Filing Date: September 20, 2013 (4) Issue Frequency: Monthly (5) Number of Issues Published Annually: 12 (6) Annual Subscription Price: $35.00 U.S. (7) Complete Mailing Address of Known Office of Publication: DairyBusiness, 6437 Collamer Rd., East Syracuse, NY 13057-1031. Contact Person: Elley Castle. Telephone: 315-703-7979. (8) Complete Mailing Address of Headquarters of General Business Office of Publisher: DairyBusiness, 6437 Collamer Rd., East Syracuse, NY 13057-1031. 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