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VOLUME 95 NO. 4
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
Animal Protein good for body, mind
By Jaqui Fatka
6 WESTERN REGIONAL DAIRY CHALLENGE
Dairy Challenge sets stage for industry career
By Cecilia Parsons
8 HIGH PLAINS DAIRY CONFERENCE
Feeding heifers for growth and development
By Cecilia Parsons
12 RISK MANAGEMENT
The importance of a continuous risk management strategy
By Kim Parks
16 ACCOUNTING FOR PROFITS
Consultants or management teams?
By Bob Matlick
A cow-side investigation into making cents with calf wellness
By Robert Lynch, DVM
Are you maximizing the value of feeding whole milk to calves?
By J. Skip Olson, DVM
Ask your hoof trimmer to pre-wash or not to pre-wash?
By Dale Baker
ABOUT THE COVER
Regional Dairy Challenge competition
at Tulare dairyman Jeff Wilbur’s Rio Blanco
Dairy brought nearly 70 students from nine
universities in March. Aggregate teams toured
the dairy scrutinizing facilities, feed and cows
to prepare for their group presentations.
Learning from the leaders: Panelists from dairy calf & heifer association
conference share calf management insights
By Kayla Jentz
See something, say something
By Tom Wall
A monthly regional news and advertising insert for producers in California,
Arizona and Nevada. The insert is available digitally online to all DairyBusiness West
readers at www.dairybusiness.com.
DAIRY COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA
Farm to school movement: an opportunity for dairy families
By Tammy Anderson-Wise
4 CA 5
Western United Convention hears Federal Milk Order
29 CA 2
It’s not the cows
DEPARTMENTS Tech Proﬁ le
CA6 April 2014 DAIRYBUSINESSWEST