Experts at Penn State University recently unveiled three new spreadsheets designed to help you fine-tune your dairy’s nutrition program. They include revisions of previous versions, as well as new tools.

1. This spreadsheet can be used to modify a TMR batch mix based on changes in forage dry matter that may occur once a feeding program has been developed. The tool is available at: www.das.psu.edu/dcn/CATFORG/index.html

2. This tool is a series of revised heifer growth spreadsheets. Go to the Web site at: www.das.psu.edu/dcn/calfmgt/growth/index.html for more information

3. This set of spreadsheets is for plotting body condition scores for individual and groups of cows, as well as for heifers. To download them, go to the Web site at: www.das.psu.edu/dcn/catnut/#bcs