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Potential for Understanding Anti-bacterial Resistance
Biologists could gain a deeper understanding about how species have evolved – and even find ways to address antibiotic resistance – using tools that were developed recently at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology....
Calculating Carcass Yield: Use Dressing Percentages
Instead of thinking simply about yield of finished animals, the team at Certified Angus Beef (CAB) are advising to analyse dressing percentage. ...
Limping Livestock: Two Perspectives
A limping pig or cow conjures different ideas in the head of an uninitiated member of the public and a farmer. The distinctions are explored here by two South Dakota University experts....
Managing Cattle Through a Drought
Forage-based livestock operations can manage herds and forage to limit the damaging effect droughts in accordance with weather severity and the stage of the drought, advise a team at the University of Georgia. ...
How do I Milk More Cows With Robots?
Evenly distributing milkings through the day improves robotic usage and this can be ensured by offering three pastures allocations per day, according to experts at the University of Sydney. ...
Getting Artificial Insemination Right: Taking Your Time
The northern cattle industry has an opportunity to lift the rate of genetic gain by using artificial insemination (AI), according to research being carried out on Brahman livestock....
Can Meat be Transported at Higher Temperatures than in Regulations?
Meat can be transported at temperatures higher than the current maximum of 7°C without causing additional bacterial growth, provided that specific maximum transport times are applied and bacterial growth is controlled by efficient chilling....
Spring Tips for Beef Cattle Farmers
Cattle deworming, crabgrass planting, rotational grazing and reproduction programmes should all be under way now, according to the University of Arkansas, Department of Animal Science....
How Can Robots Work With Grazed Systems?
Can automatic milking systems in grazing operations be feasible? Dr Bernadette O'Brien and Dr Cathriona Foley, two Teagasc researchers, reveal their current study looking at how to manage grassland and automatic milking....
Rethinking Strategies to Prevent Hypocalcemia
Guarding against hypocalcemia (or milk fever) can spare animals from weakened immune functions and uterine disease and can be achieved through dietary means, urge two Florida experts. ...
Grazing Winter Small Grains
Grazing winter small grains can be an easy and profitable way to start grazing early in the season, but requires proper management of the crop and livestock for success, according to Marvin Hall, Professor of Forage Management, Penn State University....
Turning Up the Heat on Hardy Bacteria in Milk
Pasteurization, although good at dealing with many pathogens in milk, does not kill heat resistant or thermoduric bacteria, say US dairy scientists. ...
How to Feed to Improve Body Condition Score
New Zealand farmers are being urged to strike the right balance between fat and thin cows and warned of the 40 day period when dry cows do not gain body condition....
Is Your Bull Fit For Purpose?
Some shocking figures have revealed the cost a dud bull can bring to a beef herd and indicated that bigger is not necessarily better....
What Happens to Phosphorous When You Spread it On Pasture?
New research is shedding light on how clovers take up applied phosphorus (P) in pastures, write consultants at Meat and Livestock Australia....
 
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