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Managing Snowmelt on Farmsteads
With over three feet of snow across some areas of the northern US, two agricultural engineers at Minnesota are warning farmers to manage spring thaw to avoid treacherous farm conditions....
How Can I Keep the Livestock Watering System from Freezing in Winter?
Tips for keeping vital water supplies to farm livestock in winter from the US National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service....
Increased Irrigation Water Increases Maize Yield But Decreases Nutritive Value
Increasing irrigation to maize crops lowers the metabolisable energy contents of the forage, according to research by Dr Rafiq Islam at the University of Sydney. ...
Livestock Resources and Environmental Issues in Asia
Livestock production is a significant and growing source of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution, range degradation and greenhouse gases, according to Benjamin Henderson (Livestock Policy Officer) and Henning Steinfeld (Chief of Livestock Information and...
USDA - Romanian Dairy Sector Overview
A shrinking dairy sector is forecast to continue contracting through 2013 as an ageing rural population, some of the lowest milk prices in Europe and a summer drought combine to impede sector progression....
Bedding Material in Dirt-Floor Pens Reduces Heat
During the summer months when 'heat load' is high the use of wheat straw as bedding on dry dirt flooring can lower temperatures, a Kansas State Cow-Calf Unit project has found....
Protect Cattle from Heat Stress
Being proactive is the best way to deal with heat stress in cattle. ...
Prevention of Contaminations with Clostridia in Silages Using Inoculants
Clostridia are endospore-forming anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria which ferment carbohydrates, lactic acid (LA), as well as amino acids and proteins, thus causing problems such as reduction in feeding value and the production of biogenic amines (McDonald,...
Status of Animal Nutrition Research and Development in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan
R&D status in research and development organisations and in the feed industries in each country as well as suggested animal nutrition approaches for livestock development are outlined by Harinder P.S. Makkar in a working paper in Animal Production and...
Unusually Warm Spring May Cause Stored Grain Problems
The warm spring temperatures following a warm winter may lead to stored grain problems, particularly for grain that exceeds the recommended storage moisture content or did not stay cool during the winter, writes Calli Thorne, North Dakota State University...
Counteracting Trichothecenes in Animal Feed
In feeds and feed ingredients, poorly adsorbable mycotoxins like trichothecenes need to be counteracted by biotransformation, says Karin Naehrer of Biomin. ...
Novel Calcium Salt Effect of MUFA on Fatty Acid Composition
Calcium salt preparations of dietary cis-monounsaturated fatty acids reduce milk saturated fatty acid concentrations, and increase milk cis- monounsaturated fatty acid concentrations, according to a study by the University of Reading. ...
Developing Grass and Clover Varieties
April 2012 marks the beginning of the final year of research being undertaken on four exciting grass and clover ‘Breeding LINK’ projects at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences IBERS (Aberystwyth University). 'Breeding LINK'...
Delayed Concentrate Build-up Effect on Cow Production, Health and Fertility
Milk production and fertility are unaffected by adopting a delayed concentrate build-up strategy in early lactation, according to research by the University of Nottingham....
Feeding Rapeseed to Reduce Emissions and SFAs
Adding milled rapeseed to dairy rations reduced methane emissions, and reduced the saturated fatty acid (SFA) content and increased the cis-monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) content of milk, according to research from the University of Reading....
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