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Latest NDSU Extension Publications

Healthy, Wealthy and Whys

Healthy, Wealthy and Whys - FE1329

This publication provides strategies to improve your health and savings.

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Preparing Flood-damaged Homes for Winter

Preparing Flood-damaged Homes for Winter - AE1594

If you do not plan to rebuild your flood-damaged home until next year, follow the advice in this publication as you prepare for winter.

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Financial Values, Attitudes and Goals

Financial Values, Attitudes and Goals - FS591

Your goals start as a dream, but with financial planning, determination and communication, you can make them a reality. This publication provides information and activities for goal setting so you can get what you really want out of life.

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Mastitis Control Programs Milk Quality Evaluation Tools for Dairy Farmers

Mastitis Control Programs Milk Quality Evaluation Tools for Dairy Farmers - AS1131

Producers have a variety of informational tools available to monitor both the mastitis in their herds and the quality of milk being shipped to processors (Table 1). Somatic cell counts (SCC) are a measure of mastitis in a dairy herd. The SCC will increase in a quarter as a result of an infection. The increase represents white blood cells entering the quarter to fight the infection. The bulk tank somatic cell count (BTSCC) reflects the total number of infected mammary quarters in the herd that are actually being milked into the tank.

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Mastitis Control Programs

Mastitis Control Programs Bovine Mastitis and Milking Management - AS1129

Mastitis is complex; there is no simple solution to its control. Some aspects are well understood and documented in the scientific literature. Others are controversial, and opinions are often presented as facts. The information and interpretations presented here represent the best judgments currently accepted by the National Mastitis Council. To simplify understanding of the mastitis complex, it is useful to consider that three major factors are involved in this disease: the microorganisms as the causative agent, the cow as host, and the environment, which can influence both the cow and the microorganisms.

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