DHIA Characteristics Based on Herd Size
USU Dairy Extension Newsletter
Each year I do some summary reports based on DHIA values for the previous year. I categorize dairies based on either rolling herd average milk or herd size. For this article I want to use some of these reports and concentrate on some DHIA characteristics based on herd size, especially large herds. The data set is for 2002 and 2003 and includes herds from Utah, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming and parts of southeastern Idaho. As a disclaimer, I am not trying to pit large against small herds. I try to be size neutral and let the numbers tell the story. I am providing this information because herd size seems to be an issue.
Young, A.J. 2004. DHIA Characteristics Based on Herd Size USU Dairy Extension Newsletter, March Vol 27(2):.