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Horn Fly in Cattle: Risks and Control
Horn flies on cattle become an increasing problem at this time of year, and this article from Rachel Endecott at Montana State University Extension gives some tips on how to protect your herd....
Cattle on Feed for 20 Days Longer Than 2014
The number of days that cattle are on feed has increased since grain prices slumped in 2014, but what impact has this had on economics and meat quality? Larry Corah, consultant for Certified Angus Beef LLC, explains....
Progesterone Supplements Improve Cow Reproductive Performance
Progesterone hormone supplements can increase reproductive performance of dairy cows, according to new research from the University of Florida....
Genomic Testing Can Decrease Genetic Lag
Until now, genomic information has mainly been used to improve the accuracy of genomic breeding values for breeding animals, but recent Danish research shows it can also be used to reduce genetic lag....
Vaccinate Calves Now For Good Health Through Summer
Spring is a good time to protect your calves from summer illnesses through vaccination. This article from Russ Daly at South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension's iGrow programme offers some tips for producing good vaccination protocols....
Managing Cow Lactation Cycles
Poor feeding management of cows can lead to shorter, lower yielding lactations and increase calving interval. This report by John Moran from Asia Dairy Network explains the changing feed requirements of cows over the lactation cycle and how to match this...
How to Make Quality Hay: Understand How it Dries
Don't be fooled - delaying harvest will sacrifice forage quality, warns an Ohio forage expert. ...
Vitamin E Supplements Reduced Retained Foetal Membranes in Cows
Retained foetal membranes (RFM) in dairy cattle are never a good thing. Recent research from the Universities of São Paulo and Florida showed that vitamin E supplements reduced the incidence of RFM....
How to Get Rid of Bedstraw
Smooth bedstraw is an invasive and opportunistic weed, which requires management to prevent proliferation in forage fields....
Tips for Cost Effective Calf Rearing
Weaning calves as quickly as possible may seem cheap but there can be some hidden longer-term costs, says Dr Bob James at Virginia Tech....
US Organic Dairy Farmers View Prices as Unfair
Many US dairy farmers are taking advantage of greater economic opportunities by switching to organic production, but farmers still view the price environment as challenging, according to research by the University of New Hampshire (UNH)....
Amazon Deforestation by Cattle Ranchers Slows
Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest in Brazil, home to the world's largest herd of commercial beef cattle. But a new study led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows recent agreements have slowed...
Comparing Bulls Finished on Grass With Concentrates to Indoor Intensive Bull Finishing
Finishing late-maturing, spring born bulls on grazing after winter can reduce production costs but intensive feeding is required. ...
How to Get Summer Success With Sorghum and Millets
Whether grazing, silaging, or hay making, sorghums and millets provide energy and protein, standing up to some drought pressures and high temperatures that summer can bring. ...
Getting Into Beef Production
There are many aspects of beef production that a farm can focus on, or some farms opt to get involved in all aspects. If you are just thinking about starting in beef you need to decide what aspect of production fits your land, labour and financial resources....
 
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