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Managing Cows Individually
Nigel Lok, Robhoek Farm, milks 700 dairy cows on a grassbased system in South Africa. His philosophy is that every single cow in every herd is different, and that is why cows must be managed individually. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite Editor reports...
Salmonella in Livestock Production in GB - 2009 - Feedingstuffs
This annual publication from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency provides data on Salmonella reports from livestock species in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). This article covers the chapter entitled 'Salmonella in Feedingstuffs'. ...
Increased Calcium In Diet Reduces Phosphorus Movement
Recommended concentrations of dietary phosphorus (P) for lactating dairy cows have been reduced in recent years in order to reduce the excretion of P in manure, write Charlie Staples, Daniel Herrera, Willie Harris, Vimila Nair, and M. Josan, from the...
Impact Of Feeding DDG On Dairy Farms
The inclusion of distillers grain with solubles (DGS) in the formulations of dairy feed ration is increasing and may continue to grow as the knowledge of these products improves. The cost benefits of feeding Dried Distillers Grains is expected to cause...
Feed Outlook - November 2010
Lower yields have reduced the US corn crop but it is still predicted to be the third largest ever, according to Allen Baker, Edward Allen, Heather Lutman and Yonas Hamda in the latest report from the USDA Economic Research Service. ...
Feeding Linseed Reduces Methane Production
Methane output from dairy cows can be decreased by up to 40 per cent by including 150 g/kg DM extruded linseeds in the diet without affecting intake or milk yield, according to two studies carried out by Michel Doreau and his team at INRA in France....
Maximise Outputs Through Mid Season Grazing Maintenance
Grazed grass is the cheapest feed available to the livestock farmer if managed well, providing good quality grazing, writes Graham Ragg, Arable and Fertiliser Sales Manager, Mole Valley Farmers for the Silage Advisory Centre....
Red Clover Makes Cows Milk
Cows prefer silage containing red clover, which also boosts their milk production. ...
Overstocking: At The Stall And The Feed Bunk
Overstocking typically occurs in two areas of the barn: at the freestall and at the feed bunk. Producers overstock dairy cattle to save building costs, or because herds grow before barns can be expanded to accommodate more cows, say experts from...
Effects Of Feed Composition And Management
In a total mixed ration (TMR) feeding system, forage and concentrate feed components are combined into a single feed mixture. The objective of this feeding method is to deliver, to each cow, a well-balanced ration that is formulated to maintain health...
Plan Winter Dairy Diets Now To Benefit Later
UK - Dairy farmers should plan now to make the best of available forages and ensure cost-effective and well-constructed diets are fed this winter, according to one leading nutrition specialist....
Irrigation Systems Key To Water-Use Efficiency
US - The ability to irrigate is a key factor in dairy feasibility, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service specialist....
Animal Science - Recent Progress and Future Challenges
The goal of animal science remains efficient animal production according to Professor John Oldham, reports editor, Jackie Linden, for TheCattleSite....
US Feed Outlook - April 2010
Corn ending stocks for 2009/10 are projected higher this month as 1 March stocks indicated lower feed and residual use in the second quarter than forecast earlier, according to the USDA Economic Research Service....
Feeding Flood-Damaged Or Sprouted Crops To Livestock
A guide to feeding damaged and/or sprouted maize, sorghum, soybeans and cottonseed to cattle and pigs from Mississippi State University. The article advises caution and a full analysis. ...
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