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Nutrition and Immune Status of the Transition Cow
Increased productivity in dairy cows has increased the challenges associated with the transition cow....
Cattle Farmers Look Into Improving Upland Grazing Opportunities
A group of farmers in the North of England have got together to run a trial looking at cattle grazed on rough upland pasture. Neil Ryder reports....
Dairy Blog: Too Much Spilt Milk
In her first blog for TheCattleSite and TheDairySite, Carol Lever discusses the recent dairy downturn and her ideas for the future of dairy....
Why do Mycotoxins Lead to Decreased Productivity and Profitability in Animal Production?
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi that cause a toxic response (mycotoxicosis) when ingested by higher animals....
Salmonella Control in Feed
Regulations to control Salmonella in the animal industry are one of the major challenges....
Can Lucerne Deliver for Your Cows?
Dairy farms that are suited to growing lucerne should consider it as an option when feeding their dairy cows, writes Dr Stephen Whelan of AHDB Dairy....
The Copper Complexity: Are We Over-Supplementing?
Take a look at the back of any concentrate docket or label on a mineral/ vitamin supplement and one will see copper somewhere in the list of ingredients. ...
Conquering the Great Outdoors: Outwintering Replacement Heifers
Outwintering dairy animals can reduce total feed costs by 20 to 30 per cent on dairy farms. However, the success of the system requires farmers to pay close attention to animal performance writes Dr Stephen Whelan, Research and Development manager for...
Quorum Sensing as a Tool for Selecting Feed Additive Ingredients
Nutriad has demonstrated the use of Quorum Sensing (QS) as a tool in the development of new feed additives for livestock and aquaculture application....
Countdown to Spring Calving Season
Experts from Purina Animal Nutrition say preparing your herd is essential for your animals to thrive over winter, so there are no surprises during spring calving....
Unlocking the Power of Plants to Promote Calf Rearing
The plant kingdom offers an incredible diversity, and despite years of scientific study, secrets remain hidden in berries, flowers, leaves, peel, bark or roots. Even today, ongoing discovery of secrets regarding plants, spices and essential oils or extracts...
Mycotoxins in Dairy - Facts, Figures & Solutions
Dairy cows are known to have some capacity to protect themselves against the harmful effects of mycotoxins....
Dairy Heifer: A Fast Start to Greater Lifetime Profit
Maximizing lifetime profit per cow – a good measure of a dairy operation’s overall profitability – requires diligence at all stages, starting at birth....
Why Advanced Multiple Mycotoxin Detection Matters
A new technology promises to revolutionize the simultaneous detection of mycotoxins and greatly expand our scientific knowledge...
Steps for New Zealand Farmers to Ensure No More Cows Lost Through Mature Swede Illness
Scientists have linked mature swedes with cow fatalities last year and now farmers are advised how to avoid it. ...
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