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Irish Dairy: Planning For 2015
Dairy producers need to develop low cost production system based on grazed grass in the future so as to ensure the financial viability of the dairy business in a market environment where there is an increased likelihood of input and output price volatility,...
Feeding Natural Plant Extracts To Reduce Odour & Costs
With citizens' groups seeking government regulation of foul-smelling ammonia emissions from large dairy farms, scientists reported that adding natural plant extracts to cow feed can reduce levels of the gas by one-third while reducing the need to fortify...
Economic Benefit Of Genomic Selection For RFI
The aim of the Australian Profit Ranking (APR) selection index for Australian dairy cattle is to improve the profitability of dairy farming. It assigns weights to milk, fat and protein yield, daughter survival, daughter fertility, somatic cell count,...
Biomin’s Mycotoxin Survey – 2nd Quarter Report 2011
Mycotoxin analysis results for the second quarter of 2011 from Biomin, including more than 2,800 analyses of more than 800 animal feed ingredients. At least one mycotoxin was found in 90 per cent of the samples. ...
Feed Outlook – August 2011
Lower projected yields have reduced global production prospects, according to the latest report from the USDA Economic Research Service. ...
Mycotoxin Risk Management & The Successful Use Of Enzyme-Producing Microorganisms
Mycotoxin risk management tool involves both the elimination of mycotoxins by adsorptive materials, and the conversion of their toxic structures into non-toxic, harmless metabolites, according to BIOMIN....
What Phytogenic Additives Can Do For Calves?
Ahmed Aufy, Tobias Steiner and Mike Watkins, from Biomin, look at the relatively new feed additives, phytogenic additives and their potential use in calf diets....
Production Of Urea Molasses Mineral Blocks
In most developing countries, ruminant animals usually survive on crop residues and natural herbage, which do not provide adequate nutrients for improving productivity, write M Garg and P Sherasia, from the National Dairy Development Board, India. ...
Improving Nutritional Qualities Of Straw With Urea
Straws are the main source of roughage for feeding ruminants in the tropics but do not supply sufficient nutrients even for maintenance of the animals. Efforts have been made in different parts of the world to improve the nutritional quality of straws,...
Technologies & Practices For Improving Livestock Feeding In India
M Kurup from the National Games Village, Bagalore looks at improving livestock feeding methods in India, through forage from surplus land and enriched straw pellets....
Feed Outlook – June 2011
US corn production is still expected to be a record this year but the current forecast is for historically tight global coarse grain stocks, according to the latest report from the USDA Economic Research Service....
Cows Show Preference To Indoor Housing
When given a choice during the summer high yielding dairy cows prefer to be inside with access to a total mixed ration than at pasture, according to research from Harper Adams University College and Reaseheath College....
Feed Outlook - May 2011
Tight markets and record prices are set to continue in 2011/12, according to Thomas Capehart and Edward Allen in the latest report from the USDA Economic Research Service. ...
Dairy Cow Feeding In Ethiopian Central Highlands
This leaflet highlights the current status of feeding practices for dairy animals and some recommendations which can be used for most of the Central Highlands of Ethiopia....
Effective Fibre For Dairy Cows
Unlike other nutrients, such as protein and calcium, where requirements are provided in grams per cow per day for specific body weight and milk production levels, fiber “requirements” are merely minimum guidelines aimed at maintaining normal ruminal...
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