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Cows Can't Get All The Grass
We should be looking beyond cows when it comes to feeding grass to livestock, say researchers at Wageningen. ...
Irish Dairy Farm Tells Expansion Story to Thousands
Over 800 cows were treated to a surprise when 3,000 visitors swamped Greenhill Dairies to learn about an expanding dairy business....
Cow Longevity: A Concept For Sustainable Food Production
Extending the productive life of cows and increasing overall productivity is central to the future of milk production....
Preventing Baleage Spoilage
Indicators such as bale density and forage moisture can be used to monitor bale quality, according to advisers at the University of Maine....
The Role of Calf Nutrition and Management on Lifetime Productivity of Dairy Cattle
Productivity and health starts when the cow is born, not at her first calving, writes Mike Van Amburgh, associate professor in the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University....
Cow Longevity Economics - Cost Benefits of Keeping a Cow in the Herd
The significance of keeping cows comfortable, healthy and well fed pays dividends when they are in the herd longer. ...
Molds and Mycotoxins – Dairy Management Strategies
The presence of molds and mycotoxins in feeds can be a cause of concern for dairy and livestock producers, write L. E. Chase and T.R. Overton, Department of Animal Science Cornell University....
Simple Steps A Must For Growing Lucerne
Growing Lucerne need not be a headache if some simple growing rules are applied, a leading UK academic has said. ...
Mature Maize Yields More Without Hurting Nutritive Value
Plants can be a third older, yield over 130 grams more dry matter per stem and still maintain nutritive value, according to Sydney University's Dr Rafiq Islam. ...
A Recipe For Healthy Calves
Professor Bob James of Virginia State University emphasises that getting calves off to a good start hinges on a successful colostrum programme and cleanliness. ...
Managing Cattle Through a Drought
Forage-based livestock operations can manage herds and forage to limit the damaging effect droughts in accordance with weather severity and the stage of the drought, advise a team at the University of Georgia. ...
Rethinking Strategies to Prevent Hypocalcemia
Guarding against hypocalcemia (or milk fever) can spare animals from weakened immune functions and uterine disease and can be achieved through dietary means, urge two Florida experts. ...
Watch For Spring Thaw and Wasted Feed
Temperatures may be lifting but this means wet feeds can spoil as mold is caused by rising pH levels, warns a North Dakota dairy specialist. ...
Are Cover Crops in Your Forage Supply?
When it comes to cover crops, a wealth of possibilities range from winter rye and triticale and even spring oats combined with turnips or tillage radishes. ...
Five Musts For Fertility
Feeding and management at transition, high quality sires, knowledgable staff and the commitment to carry out protocols to the letter while adapting when necessary are the five key ingredients herd reproduction....
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