Georgia's dairy industry became commercially successful in the 1930s. Today nine firms have a hand in the processing of milk and milk products in Georgia.
The dairy industry includes farmers, processors and manufacturers, who provide all the services needed to produce a variety of dairy products, and retailers who bring the products directly to consumers.
While the number of dairy farms in Georgia has declined over the years, the amount of milk per cow has greatly increased. Improved methods of selecting, breeding and feeding cows help ensure plentiful supplies of milk.
Improving Dairy Heifer Reproductive Management (C 914)
This brief management guideline provides producers with specific management tactics that may minimize the potential for short- and long-term problems. These tactics, categorized in order of early, advanced, and severe drought stages, are based on specific characteristics including water loss, forage growth, and rainfall.
Commercial and Professional Publications
- Horn Fly Control to Increase Productivity in Dairy Heifers
- Record Keeping for Dairy Operations in Georgia
- Cutting Costs, Not Corners: Managing Cattle in Tough Times
- Feeding Sprouted Wheat to Cattle
- Freeze Branding Cattle
- Water Requirements and Quality Issues for Cattle
- Bull Buyer's Guide
- Spanish Series: Programas de Sincronización de Hatos
- Spanish Series: Estrategias de Detección de Celo para Ganado Lechero
- Dairy Herd Synchronization Programs
- Considerations for Using By-Product Feeds
- Managing and Feeding Lactating Dairy Cows in Hot Weather
- Dairy Reproduction Benchmarks
- Is Your Heifer Fit to Show? A Guide to Fitting and Showing Dairy Animals
- Dairy Judging Terminology: A Guide to Saying What She is and Not What She Isn't
- Resolviendo Problemas Después del Parto
- Cow Behavior: A Critical Factor to Consider Under Heat Stress
- Vaccine Handling: Producer Tips for Chuteside Success
To see a full list of publications, visit the Extension Publications site.
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- Morgan County dairy farmer Everett Williams named Georgia Farmer of Year
- UGA researching betaine as possible food source for dairy cattle
- Southeastern Hay Contest sets 2016 deadline for Sept. 22
- UGA Extension's Georgia Grazing School set for Sept. 20-21 in Tifton
- Annual UGA tour stops at UGA Tifton
- High-heat, low rainfall set the stage for harmful algal blooms and cyanobacteria
- Forage sorghum a viable option for Georgia cattlemen
- CAES student, Guyton native, wins UGA student employee of the year award
- Gainesville's Southern Baked Pie Company takes top prize at UGA's Flavor of Georgia
- Agriculture in the spotlight on spring break tour for CAES students
- Approximate Feed Requirement for Dairy Cows on Dry Matter Basis
Table detailing approximate amounts of required feed on both a dry matter basis, as well as on as-fed bases.
- Dairy Cattle
Research-based information about dairy production and management from Animal and Dairy Science.
- Impact Statements: Dairy
Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to dairy.
- American Dairy Science Association
Provides leadership in scientific and technical support to sustain and grow the global dairy industry through generation, dissemination, and exchange of information and services.
- Georgia Milk Producers Inc.
Features pertinent information for Georgia's dairy producers. Sections include MILC payment program information, weather conditions and forecasts, dairy policy updates, newsletters, exchange quotes, an events calendar, and a classifieds section.
- History of Dairy Industry in Georgia
Details the history of Georgia's dairy industry, from colonial times and the introduction of Jersey cows to Putnam County in 1876, to the industry's advancements and innovations of present day.