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Emissions expert: Environmental impact of beef has been overstated
On Oct. 25, Frank Mitloehner, a leading researcher in the realm of livestock sustainability, asked a packed auditorium on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus to picture three coffee cups — a ceramic cup, a Styrofoam cup and an insulated...
Keeping cows cool: heat abatement on a budget
When trying to address heat abatement in a dairy there is always a budget....
Handling bulls safely
Handling livestock in a safe manner is crucial on any farm to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities. Large livestock especially pose a threat to our safety. Bulls are some of the most dangerous animals on the farm....
CQUni leads new sensor-based livestock traceability trials
Researchers from CQUniversity’s Precision Livestock Management team are investigating how on-animal sensors (aka smart tags) can be used to improve traceability of livestock through the red meat value chain....
US dairy welfare expert speaks at UK collaboration event
There must be a move away from thinking of farm animal ‘health’ and ‘welfare’ as separate issues, for the benefit of both animals and productivity, according to renowned US dairy welfare expert Dr Jim Reynolds....
CQUniversity's breakthrough research for stud cattle breeders
In a major breakthrough for stud cattle breeders, CQUniversity’s researchers can now automatically track and record critical production data for calving dates....
Dairy farmers can adapt to climate change
Warming climate worsens nutrient pollution but lengthens growing season...
A dirt-cheap solution? Common clay materials may help curb methane emissions
With special treatment, minerals called zeolites — commonly found in cat litter — can efficiently remove the greenhouse gas from the air, researchers report....
Oil supplements in feed improve the nutritional quality of milk
The nutritional quality of milk improved when fish oil or both fish and plant oil were added to the feed of lactating cows according to a study carried out at the University of Helsinki. Adding oil to feed also had an impact on ruminal lipid metabolism,...
Plant-based diets can pose a risk to bone health if adequate calcium and vitamin D intakes are not ensured
In a study conducted at the University of Helsinki, partial replacement of animal protein with plant protein in the diet altered bone metabolism and decreased calcium and vitamin D intakes. ...
Farmers need to adopt agroecological practices
Scottish livestock farmers need to be supported to adopt nature-based farming practices which could contribute to climate and biodiversity goals, new research has found....
Experts challenge current understanding of transition dairy cow health
Comprehensive review in the Journal of Dairy Science® examines the riskiest period for dairy cow health, between giving birth and milk production, in a new light...
Researchers use cameras to study the social interactions between cows
Data from sensors, showing the position of the cows, in combination with a video stream taken by cameras installed in the barn, are used to study the behavior of dairy cattle....
Reducing calves’ castration pain drives research
Reducing or mitigating the pain of castration for male beef calves is one of the main animal welfare concerns in the beef cattle industry today....
Environmental mastitis risk during housing
Udder infections may be picked up from the environment or transmitted from cow to cow (contagious transmission), so understanding the origin of infections can improve the effectiveness of any preventative steps. During this winter housing period take...
 
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