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14 February 2020
Magnesium boost could reduce slow calving risk
Farmers are being advised to increase the level of magnesium in minerals given to suckler cows before calving after new research found they absorb less than previously thought....
12 February 2020
Second EVP opens enrolment for cow-calf practitioners
The University of Illinois, in collaboration with Iowa State University, is accepting registrations for the Executive Veterinary Programme (EVP) in Beef Cattle Health Management....
21 October 2019
New online tool to manage biosecurity risks for dairy farmers
Dairy farmers now have access to a new online tool to build their skills and adapt their management approach to biosecurity risks....
17 October 2019
Fall Calving May Yield Higher Returns, Risk and Profitability Evaluated
The vast majority of cow-calf producers in Tennessee and the Southeast using a defined calving season have long favored spring calving; however, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) have evaluated the risk and returns...
28 November 2018
Mycoplasma Mastitis Huge Threat in UK & EU
Mycoplasma bovis is an ongoing threat to dairy and beef herds in the UK and Europe, infecting cows not only with mastitis, but manifesting itself in joints or the middle ear and also infecting calves, according to Colin Lindsay, practicing veterinarian,...
13 August 2018
Time for Dairies to Switch from Blanket Dry Cow Therapy To Selective Therapy?
Dairies in the Netherlands are required by law to use selective dry cow therapy. The idea was to reduce antibiotic use, however, the industry has been surprised by the unexpected benefits they've experienced on-farm. ...
03 November 2017
CME: September Feedlot Placements Up 13%
US - The pace of cattle moving into commercial feedlots this year has been brisk, to say the least, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
11 October 2017
GenoTube Offers Extended Life for Diagnostic Samples
ANALYSIS - Looking for a better way to collect and deliver diagnostic samples to the laboratory? Thermo Fisher Scientific's GenoTube is a non-invasive nasal swab for collection of DNA or RNA from animals. ...
26 April 2017
Allflex Promotes Chuck Rogers to Northwest Regional Manager
US - Allflex USA, part of the Allflex Group, global leader in animal identification and traceability systems, today announced the promotion of Chuck Rogers to Northwest Regional Manager. ...
07 October 2016
50th World Dairy Expo: A Surprise, Collegiate Judging Winners & Photos
ANALYSIS - The 50th World Dairy Expo kicked off on Tuesday, October 4 with an Opening Ceremony that included a surprise reveal at the Alliant Energy Center. ...
11 May 2016
How Are US Dairy Operations Impacting Water Quality?
ANALYSIS - The tremendous increase in productivity and efficiency in the US dairy industry has also come with an array of negative environmental impacts that are a major challenge from a sustainability perspective, reports Sarah Mikesell, live from the...
26 October 2015
Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef to Discuss Global Indicators, Equivalency, Antibiotics
ANALYSIS – The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) is set to meet this week to discuss global indicators, equivalency and antibiotics....
15 June 2015
Arm & Hammer's R&D Takes Animal Nutrition Products to Next Level
ANALYSIS - Post-acquisition of Vi-COR, Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition is focused on research, the product pipeline and education efforts. ...
23 April 2015
Beating BVD Rests on Persistently Infected Calf
ANALYSIS - The persistently infected (PI) calf is at the epicentre of solving the bovine viral diarrhea issue. ...
22 April 2015
Antibiotic Stewardship Requires Data and Diagnostics
ANALYSIS - Achieving prudent use of antibiotics will be easier when two important things fall into place. ...
17 April 2015
Heifer Rearing Problems Flagged Up at Science Conference
UK - Many UK dairy cows are being culled before they pay back heifer rearing costs and standards of heifer rearing could be partly to blame, suggests recent research....
24 March 2015
Russians Ready to Talk Cow Longevity
RUSSIA – The latest in a series of cow longevity conferences for the Russian dairy industry will commence in Siberia tomorrow....
13 March 2015
How Does Cattle Nutrition Impact BRD?
ANALYSIS - Preventing respiratory problems means optimal nutrition and this starts in the earliest hours of the calf's gestation, advises Dr Mark Alley, Zoetis veterinarian. ...
02 March 2015
BVDV Persistently Impacts Herd Health
ANALYSIS - A diagnosis of Bovine Viral Diarhea Virus (BVDV) persistently impacts the health and performance of the herd, and it's the mostly costly cattle disease for producers from a reproductive and respiratory perspective, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCattleSite...
17 November 2014
Risks and Rewards of Grouped Calf Housing
US - Group calf housing is becoming increasingly popular in the US but, in order to tap into the benefits, hygiene and cleanliness are a must....
11 November 2014
Support Rumen Development with Chopped Straw
NETHERLANDS – Fibrous feeds have a major role in calf nutrition, with straw of particular importance, say Nutreco experts....
04 November 2014
We've Been Doing It Wrong: Setting up Calves for High Production
THE NETHERLANDS - Many farms have been misguided in their approach to feeding dairy calves, the Global Dairy Calf Symposium heard last week....
27 October 2014
Lessons For Dairy Calves in Belgian Blue Management
BELGIUM - Key dairy calf management practices can be informed by observing how Belgian Blue calves are reared, says a Belgian cattle expert....
04 October 2014
2014 World Dairy Expo: 3X Feeding Improves Calf Performance
ANALYSIS - New studies reveal just how important the role of nutrition plays in the health and viability of calves and increasing calf feed intake can make a big difference down the road, reports Sarah Mikesell, senior editor live from the World Dairy...
12 August 2014
WASDE Report Bearish for Soybeans, Slightly Bullish for Corn, Neutral Wheat
ANALYSIS - Corn futures initially moved to a new contract low in the wake of Tuesday's USDA supply and demand and crop production report - but mainly due to a sell-off in the soybean futures market following the data. ...
16 July 2014
Nutreco Expands Calf and Beef Cattle Research
NETHERLANDS - Nutreco will invest in a new research unit in the Netherlands, strengthening Nutreco's capacity in the field of calf and beef cattle research. ...
04 July 2014
Johne’s Disease: Controlling the 4000 Kilo Condition
UK - Cows with Johne’s disease give an average of 4,000 kilograms less milk over their lifetime, US data shows....
02 July 2014
Take More Care With Calf Health
UK – A ‘gold standard’ in dairy calf health is aiming to fill gaps in farmer knowledge by assisting with early diagnosis....
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