The ADSA® Foundation is pleased to announce that after untold hours of work by a dedicated group of 171 chapter authors, 18 section editors, and 73 external reviewers, under the leadership of Dr. David Beede, the third edition of Large Dairy Herd Management (e-book) is available for purchase. This edition was developed to help meet the growing information needs of dairy farmers, service professionals, and students worldwide. It brings peer-reviewed dairy science and management information to users in an accessible, easy-to-use format. The e-book includes 97 chapters in 15 sections. The sections and section editors are listed below.

The book is available for purchase at student and professional (member and nonmember) rates exclusively from ADSA. This third edition is fully updated and includes numerous color figures, video, and separate metric and imperial versions.

Preview the Large Dairy Herd Management (3rd ed., e-book) now.


David K. Beede

Section Editors

Building Sustainability and Capacity

David K. Beede

Large Herd Systems

Steven P. Washburn

Facilities and Environment

Joseph Zulovich and Joseph Harner

Milk Markets and Marketing

Normand St-Pierre

Genetic Selection Programs and Breeding Strategies

Kent Weigel

Calves and Replacements

Robert James

Reproduction and Reproductive Management

William Thatcher

Nutrition and Nutritional Management

Richard Grant and Heather Dann

Lactation and Milking Systems

Rupert Bruckmaier

Mastitis and Milk Quality

Joseph Hogan

Animal and Herd Welfare

Trevor DeVries

Herd Health

Carlos Risco

Business, Economic Analysis, and Decision-Making

Albert De Vries

Effectively Managing Farm Employees

Stanley Moore and Philip Durst

Precision Management Technologies

Jeffrey Bewley