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Read by large-herd dairy APRIL 2014 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 GUEST EDITORIAL 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 18 CSI-DAIRY A cow-side investigation into making cents with calf wellness By Robert Lynch, DVM 19 CONVERSATIONS Are you maximizing the value of feeding whole milk to calves? By J. Skip Olson, DVM 20 MANAGEMENT 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. 22 MANAGEMENT Learning from the leaders: Panelists from dairy calf & heifer association conference share calf management insights By Kayla Jentz DAIRY COACH See something, say something By Tom Wall 24 26 REGIONAL INSERT California/Arizona DairyBusiness 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 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 discussion 28 29 CA 2 It’s not the cows DEPARTMENTS Tech Profi le Advertisers Index CA6 April 2014 DAIRYBUSINESSWEST
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