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Successful Weaning: Tried-and-True Transition Strategies
Fall feedlot success starts long before calves arrive at the feedyard. Pre-shipment management on the ranch is truly the only way to adequately prepare calves for the changes awaiting them after weaning, writes Kevin Hill, D.V.M., technical services veterinarian,...
The Advent of 'Green' Cattle
Livestock farming is often dismissed as irredeemably inefficient and polluting. But that was before anyone thought of considering a cattle herd as a diverse group of animals....
Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms Reveals the Secrets of ‘Beyond Organic’ Farming
Polyface Farm, an alternative “beyond organic” operation is situated in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Its operator, Joel Salatin, has been called by TIME magazine “the world’s most innovative farmer” and “the high priest of pasture and the...
Listening to Consumers Helps Maintain Agriculture’s Social Licence
Today it seems everyone has an opinion about how food should be grown, writes Angela Lovell....
US Cattle Offal Has Global Appeal
The US meat buying public might be surprised to learn that one domestic beef carcass yields about $40 [£30] of saleable offal. Whimsically termed lickers, tickers and filters in the meat trade, cattle internal body organs like tongue, heart, tripe and...
Why Rodeo Bull Breeding is Bringing in the Big Bucks
The US cattle industry as a whole might be suffering market volatility, but one surprising sector is bucking the trend. A select group of ranchers and stock contractors who breed and train bulls for rodeo shows across America is riding high in a lucrative...
Harvesting Cereals for Beef Diets
Cereals provide livestock farmers with a variety of feeding options which can be adapted to meet the needs of the rotation, the livestock and the production system. AHDB's scientific officer (Beef) Sarah Pick discussed farmers' cereal options....
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....
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: The White Elephant of Dairy
Dairy blogger Carol Lever discusses the choice of dairy products consumers have in the supermarket chillers....
What Does the Future Hold for Precision Dairy Farming?
Speaking at the recent AHDB Dairy Discover, Innovate and Grow conference, Dr Mark Rutter from Harper Adams University said that the dairy sector is a key player in the move towards precision livestock farming....
A Look at THMilk in Viet Nam - Mega Style Dairying
Standing in a huge field watching massive green and yellow John Deere self propelled forage harvesters gobbling up three metre high crops of Mombasa grass and spewing the chopped forage into huge trailers running alongside, you could easily be forgiven...
Dairy Blog: Too Much Spilt Milk
In her first blog for TheCattleSite and TheDairySite, Carol Lever discusses the recent dairy downturn and her ideas for the future of dairy....
Mongolia's Fledgling Meat Industry Seeks Export Expansion
Mongolia is a country with a vast territory and a very small population in northeast Asia sandwiched between Russia and China. The country’s major economic sector is a traditional nomadic livestock industry and it has been expanding significantly over...
 
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