Use this 2005 editorial directory, organized by topic, to help you find the articles that
will answer your questions.

This editorial directory lists all of the articles and columns that were published in Dairy Herd Management this past year. It also includes a list of all of the articles that have been translated into Spanish at the Dairy Herd Management Web site: www.dairyherd.com.
And remember, you can access all of the articles in the Editorial Archives section of the Dairy Herd Management Web site.

Business Management
5 mistakes to avoid when building an investor dairy
February, page 44

5 steps to transfer management to the next generation
April, page 46

Provide an opportunity to learn from mistakes
April, page 50

Avoid expansion conflicts
May, page 22

9 commandments for community relations
May, page 28

Are you ready to face the media?
May, page 29

5 signs that your business growth is surpassing your management
October, page 40

Is your lender keeping score?
November, page 28

How did your credit score?      
December, page 30     

Calf/Heifer Management
Prepare to pasteurize waste milk
February, page 38

Done right every time
March, page 50

Take the ouch out of dehorning
September, page 56

Fill the colostrum void
September, page 60

Minimize her stress at weaning
October, page 30

Building blocks for calf health
October, page 34

Employee Management
Does your compensation stack up?
July, page 20

Make your “carrots” very enticing
July, page 16

Facilities
5 mistakes to avoid when building an investor dairy
February, page 44

Avoid these 4x/6x barriers
March, page 60

Health
Is it HBS?
January, page 44

Do your heifers have mastitis?
March, page 38

Treating heifer mastitis pays
March, page 40

You must have a plan for Mycoplasma bovis
March, page 44

Heifer claw lesions: A growing problem
June, page 50

Reduce lameness losses
September, page 32

Pinpoint lameness
September, page 43

No place to hide
September, page 70

Building blocks for calf health
October, page 34

Environmental mastitis takes center stage
October, page 48

9 keys to preventing environmental mastitis
October, page 50

What should you do about LDAs?
October, page 56

4 ways to monitor fresh-cow health
November, page 21

High cost of fresh-cow disorders
November, page 27

Take aim at lameness
December, page 22

Management
How to assess individual animal ID technology
January, page 32

Time trial
January, page 38

No time to kill
January, page 40

Prepare to pasteurize waste milk
February, page 38

Done right every time
March, page 50

Why a shorter dry period can make you money
April, page 32

Extend your distillers’ shelf life
June, page 54

Make your farm a “harder” agroterrorism target
August, page 20

What do your cows say about their welfare?
August, page 24

Reduce lameness losses
September, page 32

Pinpoint lameness
September, page 43

Take aim at lameness
December, page 22     

Milk Quality
Why it takes more than milk quality
June, page 34

What do consumers think?
June, page 40

Future dairy products to address health concerns
June, page 51

In the Southeast...no more excuses
September, page 50

Nutrient Management
Can you smell it?
January, page 64

Get creative with manure management
October, page 64

Nutrition
More on feeding fat during the transition period
February, page 50

Validate your freight
February, page 66

Give BMR corn a second look
March, page 32

Why a shorter dry period can make you money
April, page 40

How to feed for a shorter dry period
April, page 42

Dish up these NEFA-busting diets
April, page 54

Extend your distillers’ shelf life
June, page 23

Take a second look at the far-off diet
July, page 60

Fill the colostrum void
September, page 30

Minimize her stress at weaning
October, page 34

Building blocks for calf health
October, page 60

A tune-up with molasses
October, page 34

Ask before you buy
November, page 34

Reproduction

With teamwork your pregnancy rate could exceed 20 percent
February, page 27

Don’t cheat on your voluntary waiting period
February, page 32

Contemplating crossbreeding?
March, page 52

Crossbreeding recipe
April, page 66

Rapid resynch takes a bite out of time
September, page 66    

Editorial           

Where are you headed?           
January, page 5

Lower SCC limit remains an elusive goal          
February, page 6

Imagination needed on Johne’s control
March, page 6

Learn more about the consumers of your products        
April, page 5

A loophole that needs to be closed
May, page 5

It takes a team effort to fight agroterrorism
June, page 6

Public perception is a fragile thing
July, page 4

A full-chain view          
August, page 4

Let’s get specific about animal ID
September, page 7

Count your blessings (it could always be worse)
October, page 6

Let’s eliminate roadblocks to animal ID 
November, page 4

Persistence pays          
December, page 5

Health 

The role of autogenous vaccines
January, page 70

Set up vaccines for success      
February, page 82

What does calving time tell us?
March, page 102

Strive for appropriate antibiotic use
April, page 78

What’s your social style?         
May, page 54

Avoid a mastitis meltdown       
June, page 82

Put a lid on TB 
July, page 42

These animals need cooling, too
August, page 50

Each decision needs long-term vision
September, page 110

Avoid vaccine confusion
October, page 94

Learn to become systematic     
November, page 62

Build on the past to improve cattle care 
December, page 54

Quality Link     
Why we need to speak up for ag
February, page 11

Two scenarios for the future
March, page 10

Bioterrorism prevention starts with you
April, page 9

U.S. dairy — consolidation or restructuring?
June, page 8

Every day is Earth Day for dairy producers
September, page 10

Strategic alliances create a win/win
October, page 11

Tools for profit
Don’t forget to manage your liquidity
January, page 6

How good are your advisers?
February, page 8

8 rules to improve your management
March, page 8

Divorce and the family farm
April, page 6

Is your lender a trusted adviser?
May, page 6

Are farmland values booming?
June, page 6

Resolve conflicts in business
July, page 7

Learn to listen critically
August, page 6

Protect yourself from identity theft
September, page 8

Plan now for 2006
October, page 8

Invest in employee education
November, page 7

Year-end strategies you can use           
December, page 6

Dairy Herd Management articles in Spanish

Each of these articles has been translated into Spanish and can be found at www.dairyherd.com

Selected profit tips
January, page 8

Selected profit tips
February, page 12

Avoid these 4X/6X barriers
March, page 60

Selected profit tips
April, page 12

Selected profit tips
May, page 8

Avoid a mastitis meltdown
June, page 82

Selected profit tips
July, page 8

These animals need cooling, too
August, page 50

Rapid resynch takes a bite out of time
September, page 66

Minimize stress at weaning
October, page 30

Selected profit tips
November, page 8

Selected profit tips
December, page 10