Larry Tranel

Dairy Specialist
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Area of Expertise
business and financial management, employee management and training, Hispanic resources, grazing/pasture systems, buildings and facilities, milking systems, grazing systems, dairy goats, small/beginning farmer, production records, forage production, feeds, forages, nutrition, dry and transition cows, lactating cows, calves and heifers, milk quality, humane animal care/euthanasia, dairy beef, dairy sheep
Psy.D., Pastoral Psychology, Graduate Theological Foundation, 2008
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 1988
B.S., Agriculture Economics, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 1986
B.S., International Studies, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 1986
NACAA Pinnacle Award, 2003
President's Volunteer Service Award
NACAA Distinguished Service Award
Recipient of National Farm and Ranch Financial Management Award, NACAA, 1993
NACAA Search for Excellence Award
Published Articles
  • Economics of Manure Management
  • Economics of Robotic Milking
  • Economics of Low Cost Parlors
  • Economics of Organic Dairying
  • Economics of Dairy Grazing
  • Economics of Alternative Dairy Grazing Sciences I and II
  • Sharemilking in the Midwest
  • Dollars and Sense - A Handbook for Seasonal Grass Based Dairying
  • Remodeling Your Dairy - Cost Effective Facilities
  • TRANS Iowa Low Cost Milking Parlors
  • Which Herds are Most Profitable?
  • Income Over Feed Cost Calculator
  • Feeding Dairy Cows on Pasture
  • Raising Dairy Heifers on Pasture 
  • What's it Cost to Raise Heifers?
  • Managing Dairy Farm Finances
  • DAIRY TRANS 4.44 Financial Analysis Software
  • and numerous other fact sheets through Extension Newsletter 
14858 W. Ridge Ln, Suite 2