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Cattle Have No Close Contact With Badgers
Electronic collars have shown that cattle do not commonly interact with badgers at close range....
Tips for Managing New Bulls After Purchase
The purchase of a bull represents a major investment and regardless of price, the purchasing farmer invests trust and faith in the bull. So how can farmers ensure the bull lives up to these expectations?...
When Should Cows Calve?
Very few cows calve on their due date, but how can a ranch know what to expect?...
How Much do Horns Grow Through the Feedlot Phase?
Even with polled genetics increasing, horned cattle still raise welfare issues, a Kansas State University study has shown. ...
Rumen Papillae Adapt During Transition Period
Dietary strategies around the transition period are continually evolving, writes a ruminant specialist at a leading US research farm. ...
Heifer Rearing: When Do They Pay You Back?
Recent estimates of the cost of rearing have ranged from £1,000 to £1,500, and tend to average around £1,200, report analysts at DairyCo. ...
Does Forage Particle Size Affect Heifer Distiller Grains Utilisation?
Particle size is important for digestion in cattle, but there was little difference between growth performance of heifers fed either chopped or pelleted diets in a recent study....
Heifers Weaned Later Do Better
Replacement heifer calves weaned at heavier weights continue to outgrow the others, Irish research shows. ...
Legumes Allow 40 Per Cent Higher Stocking in Australia
Adding legumes to rangeland pastures in Australia can benefit carrying capacity for many years. ...
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. ...
What Has Happened to Australian Milk Since Deregulation?
Far from doubling in size, Australia's milk output as at best stagnated since deregulation, reports Dairy Farmers of Canada. ...
Pre-Breeding Season Bull Management Tips
Each herd bull should receive a breeding soundness exam, routine vaccinations, BCS evaluation, and appropriate supplemental feeding prior to the breeding season, according to advice from the University of Georgia....
Saving Farmers Time and Money
Radio-frequency ear tags are widely used in Europe but are yet to take on in the US. However, a team of engineers in North Carolina are sure they could do a lot of good to a lot of farms. ...
Calves Are Valuable, Good Bulls Are Priceless
A veterinarian's time and buying a sound beef bull both have costs, but getting live calves on the ground in a timely manner is priceless. ...
Global Dairy Markets Stagnate
Large Chinese stocks of milk powder and increases in Northern Hemisphere milk production are causing continuing soft prices heading into the US/EU spring flush....
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