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Beef Drought Management Strategies
Recurring drought is a natural part of the climate in many areas of Canada and creates a challenge when managing grazing and forage resources. ...
Environmentally Friendly Cattle Production
Three hundred years ago, enormous herds of bison, antelope and elk roamed North America, and the land was pristine and the water clean....
Trichomoniasis Management Helps Increase Calving Rates
Reports by producers of a high incidence of abortions and low pregnancy rates in beef cattle herds in Chihuahua led researchers at Autonomous University of Chihuahua in Mexico to uncover the root cause of the problem, writes Ivan Leyva-Baca, DVM, PhD,...
Exploring a World without Food Animals
What would happen if US farmers stopped producing animals for food and Americans went vegan? ...
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....
Conserving Sage Grouse - High Stakes for US Beef
For over 150 years cattle and sheep have shared the western landscape with the American Greater Sage Grouse, writes John Wilkes....
Is the United States Ready for New Rules on Antibiotics?
Antimicrobial use on farms is about to change for animals across the US, writes Rachel Lane....
Extensive Farming and the Future of Food Production
Farmers worldwide are facing new environmental challenges. According to Dr Juan Villalba, Associate Professor in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University and editor of ‘Animal Welfare in Extensive Production Systems’, skills learned...
Water Recovered from Whey Can be Used for Cleaning
Water scarcity is a serious issue and a concern among the dairy industry, as declines in the availability of water could decrease food and feed supplies and increase food prices. ...
Want Free Land? Use Animal Impact to Increase Productivity
Saskatchewan cattle producer, Neil Dennis is sometimes called an “Extreme Grazer”, and there’s no doubt that he is Western Canada’s foremost expert on high-stock density grazing, writes Angela Lovell....
Silvopastoral: Could it Work on My Farm?
Interest in growing in grazing systems that combine livestock and trees - or silvopasture. ...
Can Grazing Systems Produce High Quality Beef Without Increasing Environmental Footprint?
ANALYSIS - Land unsuitable for crop production can be used as a source of human food through grazing, writes Chris Harris....
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...
In Ranching Its Earth Day Every Day
Resourcefulness is paramount in ranching. Belts, sweepers, tyres and machinery can all get re-purposed to limit farming's impact on the planet as well as the wallet. ...
The Truth About Staphylococcus Aureus
Preventing Staph.aureus starts with the calf, according to the latest insight from Virginia experts. ...
 
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