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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"....
Biosecurity at Calving is Protecting Calf Health
Poultry and swine operations tend to limit the number of visitors on operations and reduce the number of people in contact of livestock....
What to Do When a Calf Has Scour: 3 Action Points
A scouring calf is a common issue, but what is the recommended protocol? Irish experts give three simple steps for success. ...
Watching Fertilser Costs During the Dairy Downturn
Times are tights and New Zealand graziers are being told to scrutinise fertiliser costs, a major expense and one interlinked with another major cost - feed. ...
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. ...
How Much Forage Does a Dairy Cow Consume Each Day?
Consultants and researchers in Ireland have calculated grass intake guidelines for dairy cows on a daily basis, outlining considerations for introduction to grass. ...
What to Choose When Reseeding Hay and Pasture Fields
Choosing grasses for your pastures and hay fields depends on the soil pH, fertility and cattle that you have. ...
How to Choose the Right Grass When Reseeding Grass Leys
Choosing the best grass when reseeding meadows and pastures is a major decision and requires close consideration of the job in hand too see a return on investment. ...
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. ...
Meet Vega The 156 Tonne Cow
A Swedish farm has what many are calling the world's most productive cow. ...
Has Cow Nutrition Changed Since the 1980s?
Prescribed forage formulae introduced to operations thirty years ago may need updating after years of advances in cow nutrition and forage analysis. ...
Spring Flush and Feeding for Early Lactation
Spring grazing is already being planned in Ireland, where researchers will be aiming for no less than eleven kilos grazed per day. ...
Are You Underutilizing Grazing?
The nutritional content of your grass depends not just on quality, but how much each cow eats, writes a UK dairy adviser. ...
What Is Cold to a Cow?
US - Cows in good condition will need their ration increasing in energy density by one per cent every degree Fahrenheit below the lower critical temperature, US beef producers have been told as a rule of thumb....
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