Includes description of basic services, Mission Statement, cost, options to purchase educational materials, minerals / vitamins.
Historical writing from KOW Ruminations newsletter of limited practical value / application, but useful to introduce the KOW school of thought.
About dairy nutrition from the soil up.
A copy of KOW's new client agreement which describes / lists the responsibilities and expectations of the KOW consultant-client relationship. A review of National Research Council's Dairy 2001 emphasizing / highlighting how KOW teaching is in accord with current scientific knowledge.
Instructions covering the KOW recommended protocols for harvesting / storing feedstuffs. Includes information on additives / preservatives, feed testing, physical evaluation, and natural poisons (mold / mycotoxins, etc.).
KOW's standard feeding and management guidelines. Includes explanation regarding why they differ from industry standards / norms.
Describes Tom Weaver's original / unique guidelines for developing (formulating) and evaluating lactating cow rations. Results in high forage feeding, ruminant healthy rations.
Includes topics such as reproduction and udder health, how to cooperate with the local D.V.M.
Includes articles emphasizing the benefits of dry hay, the uselessness of energy calculations, special grain mixtures, fiber by-product use, free choice minerals, TMR feeding, etc.
Supplementing pasture, general pasture management, low cost / labor efficient management systems / housing ideas.
How to successfully feed / supplement it. Explanation of KOW's historical / unique teaching.
KOW's general guidelines for interpreting soil test results, applying manure and commercial fertilizer. Includes explanation of the purpose of individual soil nutrients and how they may affect forage quality, recommended fertilizer ingredients, blended fertilizer recipes for low fertility soils (certified organic and conventional).
Guidelines for developing efficient and sustainable crop rotations that match livestock feed needs. Includes seed selection, rates and alternative forages / grains (not alfalfa and corn only). Also includes forms needed for crop / nutrient management (590 code) planning and fall season feed inventory calculation guidelines.
For reference on analysis, feeding rates. Includes formulas for both organic and medicated calf pellets and a copy of the KOW recommended standard credit policy.
Technical reference covering individual nutrients (including water).