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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. ...
Silvopastoral: Could it Work on My Farm?
Interest in growing in grazing systems that combine livestock and trees - or silvopasture. ...
The Truth About Staphylococcus Aureus
Preventing Staph.aureus starts with the calf, according to the latest insight from Virginia experts. ...
High Yielder But Low Impact: Genetics For the Perfect Cow
Tools monitoring cow burps, behaviour and milk are ways to identify the most effective cows, benefiting farm economies and the environment. ...
Watch Out: Over a Third of Silage is Wasted From the Sward
Potentially over a third, and at least 15 per cent, of silage grown never reaches the cow. ...
Winter Crops in Dairy Systems Cut Leaching, Weeds and Improve Soils
Winter crops to be harvested are hugely beneficial to soil structure, offering protection to soils through winter, anything else is a "misconception"....
Management Tips: Strategies for Reducing Summer Fertility Lag
When summer winds down and temperatures begin to cool, dairy producers can forget about the lag in fertility as a result of heat stress, writes Todd Bilby, Ph.D., Merck Animal Health....
What Can Dairy Care365™ Do for You?
Every day at Bridgewater Dairy, LLC, 240,000 pounds of milk – that’s more than 28,000 gallons – are marketed from northwestern Ohio to bottlers and supermarket chains throughout the Midwest. ...
Dung Detective Gets Most Out of Milking Robot
Sieving manure is allowing a dairy cow nutritionist to make important changes to feed preparation and rations. ...
 
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