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Managing Labour Responsible for Feeding the Lactating Dairy Herd
Ensuring rations are consistent in both amount and composition is critical to the efficacy and efficiency of a dairy unit. ...
Proper Nutrition and Management of Transition Dairy Cows
The transition period is extremely important in determining future health, milk production, and reproductive success of the dairy cow....
Irish Dairy Gearing Up for Post-Quota Expansion
A trained engineer with a passion for dairy cows is one of many new entrants within the dairy sector targetting growth after 2015. ...
Lock in Lower Feed Costs: Storing Wet and Modified Distillers Grains
Those looking to feed distillers grains this winter should look to buy now as a great way to 'lock in' lower feed costs, advises Cow/Calf field specialist Warren Rusche....
Price Risk Protection Tools for this Uncertain Market
Market events and reactionary behaviour warrants risk management strategies, states John Michael Riley, Extension Agricultural Economist, Mississippi State University....
Effective Biosecurity Planning - Regularly Changing Needles
Having a biosecurity plan is all about ensuring the end product is safe and wholesome for the consumer's plate and can be made easier by a five point plan. ...
Making Better Mastitis Treatment Decisions: Is On-farm Culture Right For Your Dairy?
Mastitis presents stockmen many challenging questions on the subject of treatment duration, type and whether all cows should receive the same treatment, says veterinarian Erin Royster. ...
Warts in Cattle: Cause and Cure
Cattle warts are caused by six strains of a virus which associate to different body areas, according Rachel Endecott, Beef Specialist at Montana State University. ...
EBBE - How Nutrition Affects Bovine Ovulation
The topic of nutrition and how it relates to egg/ovarian health is very broad and involves many aspects. ...
Preventing Milk Fever with Anionic Salts
Noelia Silva-del-Rio, University of California Veterinary Medicine Specialist offers up advice on preventing milk fever problems with Anionic Salts. ...
Weather Forecasts May Help Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Nitrogen Fertilser
Increasing the sustainability credentials of agriculture extends to fertilizer applications, which works along the four R's; right product, right time,right rate and right place. ...
Questions and Answers on Hormones in Meat and Milk
Germany's Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) answers some frequently asked questions on the possibility of human health risks from hormones in meat and milk. ...
Sense of Community Aids Establishment of Renewable Energy Cooperatives
The establishment of cooperative biogas projects is aided by strong community spirit, regional traditions and farmers' sense of responsibility for their local area, according to a new Italian study....
Control of Nuisance Algal Blooms in Ponds Used to Water Livestock
Algal blooms are best controlled by 'careful' use of herbicides and limiting the amount of nutrients entering the water,cattlemen in Georgia are being told. ...
More than Welfare Benefits: Meeting the Cow's Needs in the Maternity Pen
Natural tendencies to seek isolation before calving could be provided for by a new maternity pen hoping to improve cow welfare as a result. ...
 
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