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Study Solves Bluetongue Overwintering Mystery
The bluetongue virus, which causes a serious disease that costs the cattle and sheep industries in the United States an estimated $125 million annually, manages to survive the winter by reproducing in the insect that transmits it, report veterinary scientists...
Taking Beef Forward: More Specialised Feeding
Cost of production should be covered ground for the beef industry, now producers need to look at securing value. ...
How to Approach Dehorning and Castration on Beef and Dairy Farms
No matter what the system, dehorning and castration options should be made in the best interest of animal health and well-being....
Solve Ration Problems, Observe Your Herd
Forage testing and ration balancing needs to be backed up by observation, from close scrutiny of manure components right down to manure consistency, advises an extension expert....
High Protein Ration Paying Dividends For Holstein Friesians
New Zealand producers considering breeding for the coming year have been told to consider the Holstein Friesian for all-round profitability, high protein milk and merits for land efficiency and beef. ...
Move into Charolais Pays Off For Most 'Improved Herd'
Two north of England stockmen are quickly becoming established in the pedigree Charolais scene, winning a 'most improved herd' award for the breed for 2014. ...
Epidemiological Tools for Herd Diagnosis
The veterinarian working with dairy herd health needs a set of tools to describe dynamic changes in the herd efficiently and to estimate the relations between input and output with sufficient validity and precision....
What Should We Be Measuring in Soils?
Testing soil involves trying to answer more questions than ever now the science is expanding, says a feed and crops specialist in the US. ...
Contract Dairy Heifers for the Beef Sector
Dairy heifers will be seen on beef farms as Europe's dairy sector expands post quota removal contract heifer rearing grows, predict Irish advisors. ...
Tackle Scours: Chill Colostrum
Calves could see scouring problems reduce if colostrum is refrigerated close to 40 fahrenheit (4.4 degrees celcius), according to a calf management expert....
Weaning Considerations: Reduce Stress to Minimise Shrink
A lot of pressure goes on an animal as it is weaned and marketed, resulting in weight-loss or shrink, which cannot be avoided entirely but can be minimized....
Planting For Hope Reaps Benefits of Good Harvest and Celebrates New Pigsties
Apollo Saku is a farmer, agricultural academic and project leader for Planting for Hope Uganda, a sustainable wealth creation programme aimed at empowering rural communities through farming and cooperative schemes....
Assess Cows and Cull Out Poor Performers
Now is the time to evaluate cow performance and pull out those that don't make the grade, advises EBLEX....
Robust Livestock Systems Stem from Sustainability and Welfare
Well designed and integrated organic livestock systems leave animals, the environment and the stock keepers better off. ...
Time to Plan For Spring Calving Herds
Whether in the throws of calving now or next spring, there are plenty of jobs in preparing newcomers, weanlings, vaccinations and selecting breeding stock, Arkansas producers are being told....
 
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