* This project was funded by donations from T & K Consulting (Jerry Krummrey), Mason; CO-OP Quality Feeds, Inc., Pigeon; Eastern Michigan Bank, Croswell; Quality Liquid Feeds (Joe Wiest), Plainview; Michigan Milk Producers Association, Novi; and Deckerville Veterinary Clinic, Deckerville.
** Michigan State University Extension’s mentioning of one laboratory does not constitute recommendation of the laboratory to the exclusion of others.
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