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, and 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