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Adimix in Calves
For dairy producers world-wide, the rearing of a healthy calf is one of the most fundamental and deciding factors in the successful operation of a dairy farm. ...
Evenly Distribute Cattle to Achieve Better Pasture Nutrient Recycling
Despite what people generally seem to think when they drive by a pasture with cattle grazing, the cattle are not fertilising the grounds....
Early Winter Coat Shedding Correlates with Better Cattle Breeding Performance
Genetic adaptation to environment may hold the key to breeding performance in beef cattle, according to research at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture....
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. ...
Key Performance Indicators: Best Management Practices on Tropical Dairy Farms
The concept of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is not new. However, it is when applied to quantifying the performance of farmers in the developing tropics, writes Dr John Moran, Profitable Dairy Systems, Kyabram, Victoria, Australia....
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....
Dairy Stories: Cows Eager to Taste Grass
Dairy blogger John Wigley discusses the differences in cost of dairy farming in summer and winter, and why some farmers may choose to keep cows indoors all year....
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: Should We Stay or Should We Go?
Dairy blogger Carol Lever discusses the big question of whether British farmers would be better off outside the EU, or remaining inside it....
Heat Stress in Dairy Cows
Heat stress is a natural phenomenon that affects dairy cows and other domestic animals in tropical, sub-tropical and often in temperate regions of the world during the summer months....
Debunking Some Myths about Hormone Use in Beef
Beef is a great source of things like protein, zinc and iron but a really lousy source of hormones. But that’s not always what people believe, writes Angela Lovell....
Could New TB Rules Affect Cattle Entries at Shows?
Defra’s proposed changes in rules for the movement and testing of cattle in the UK raises as many questions as answers for one Lancashire farmer and former barrister, Simon Temple told Neil Ryder....
Cows Grow Old With Good Taste
Older cattle are in demand and gaining momentum as a desirable source of protein. Though technically aged and worn out, the fact is meat from mature animals has a depth of flavour that’s just not found in the young. Consequently, new possibilities exist...
Dairy Blog: The White Elephant of Dairy
Dairy blogger Carol Lever discusses the choice of dairy products consumers have in the supermarket chillers....
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