Exploring Pregnancy Timing Impact on Income Over Feed Cost

Victor E. Cabrera, Department of Dairy Science

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Milk ($/lb) Feed ($/lb) Dry Period (d) Gestation (d)
Suggested Parameters for Lactation Curves by RHA (lb/cow per year)
RHA
Select Lactation:
Lactation I
Select Lactation:
Lactation (days) Lactation Milk (lb) Maximum IOFC ($/cow/year)
Lactation Curve Parameters
Pregnancy
Suggested
Parameters
RHA = 22,000
Scale
Ramp
Offset
Decay
Lactation IOFC ($) Lactation Milk (lb) IOFC ($/cow/year)
Lactation II
Select Lactation:
Lactation (days) Lactation Milk (lb) Maximum IOFC ($/cow/year)
Lactation Curve Parameters
Pregnancy
Suggested
Parameters
RHA = 22,000
Scale
Ramp
Offset
Decay
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Lactation IOFC($) Lactation Milk (lb) IOFC/year ($/cow/year)
Lactation III
Select Lactation:
Lactation (days) Lactation Milk (lb) Maximum IOFC ($/cow/year)
Lactation Curve Parameters
Pregnancy
Suggested
Parameters
RHA = 22,000
Scale
Ramp
Offset
Decay
Lactation IOFC ($) Lactation Milk (lb) IOFC ($/cow/year)

Acknowledgement

This project is supported by US Department of Agriculture Hatch project to V.E. Cabrera WIS01354 UW Madison logo