Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Dry-off Methods for Dairy Cows

A dairy cow. Photo taken 03-31-18.

This 6-page document reviews advantages, disadvantages, and cost of four dry-off methods and gives recommendations for practical dry-off management. Written by Pornpamol Pattamanont, Marcos Marcondes, and Albert De Vries, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, June 2020.