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Key Performance Indicators: Best Management Practices on Tropical Dairy Farms
The concept of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is not new. However, it is when applied to quantifying the performance of farmers in the developing tropics, writes Dr John Moran, Profitable Dairy Systems, Kyabram, Victoria, Australia....
Improving Profitability of Calf Milk Replacer
Milk proteins can be very expensive to include in Calf Milk Replacers (CMR) and there are significant economic advantages in replacing this expensive ingredient with alternative protein sources when raw material prices are high....
When Will Cattle Finishing Be Profitable Again?
US monthly fed cattle net returns have been negative since December 2014. A few months ago, it appeared that we would climb above breakeven this spring, writes Michael Langemeier, Center for Commercial Agriculture, Purdue University, in Farmdoc Daily....
Dairy Stories: Cows Eager to Taste Grass
Dairy blogger John Wigley discusses the differences in cost of dairy farming in summer and winter, and why some farmers may choose to keep cows indoors all year....
Cattle Management Takes to the Air
Improved efficiency and enhanced animal welfare lie behind new developing technology for cattle farmers. Saving labour on routine daily livestock management is a key goal, writes John Wilkes....
Dairy Blog: Should We Stay or Should We Go?
Dairy blogger Carol Lever discusses the big question of whether British farmers would be better off outside the EU, or remaining inside it....
Debunking Some Myths about Hormone Use in Beef
Beef is a great source of things like protein, zinc and iron but a really lousy source of hormones. But that’s not always what people believe, writes Angela Lovell....
Could New TB Rules Affect Cattle Entries at Shows?
Defra’s proposed changes in rules for the movement and testing of cattle in the UK raises as many questions as answers for one Lancashire farmer and former barrister, Simon Temple told Neil Ryder....
Heat Stress in Dairy Cows
Heat stress is a natural phenomenon that affects dairy cows and other domestic animals in tropical, sub-tropical and often in temperate regions of the world during the summer months....
Cows Grow Old With Good Taste
Older cattle are in demand and gaining momentum as a desirable source of protein. Though technically aged and worn out, the fact is meat from mature animals has a depth of flavour that’s just not found in the young. Consequently, new possibilities exist...
Dairy Blog: The White Elephant of Dairy
Dairy blogger Carol Lever discusses the choice of dairy products consumers have in the supermarket chillers....
Cattle Disease Report: UK Situation, Unusual Cases and Emerging Threats
This 'Emerging Threats' report from the UK's Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) looks at herd size, current economic situation and disease cases in the UK's beef and dairy farms, using data from the end of 2015....
Nutriad Discusses Veterinarian Toolbox
On May 29th 2015, Nutriad was one of the key participants and sponsors at the successful congress called 'the toolbox of the modern veterinarian', which was organised by the Collective of Practising Veterinarians (CPD) in the Netherlands....
Australia’s Live Export Trade: Protecting Animal Welfare
Australia’s cattle history extends back to the arrival of the First Fleet when on a hot summer’s day in 1788; four cows, one bull and one bull calf were offloaded in the newly established British colony. A humble beginning for an industry that today...
Dairy Stories: Weather Woes
In his new blog, John Wigley, a dairy farmer from Shropshire, discusses the impact of the UK's recent wet weather on his farm's grazing plans....
 
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