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Manage Animals Carefully to Cope With Heat Stress and Fair Seasons
Check your stock for excessive salivation, bunching of animals and trembling as Nebraska hosts hot weather, advises Lindsay Chichester of University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. ...
An Integrated Investigation of Uterine Disease
Teagasc researchers and University partners are developing biomarkers for the early detection of uterine disease. ...
Dairy Cows Continuously Housed in Tie-stalls Failed to Manifest Activity Changes during Oestrus
Changes in behaviour around oestrus by cows in tie-stalls are not pronounced enough for pedometers to be of practical use for heat detection in this type of housing system, according to new research from Alberta, Canada....
Changing Farming Practices Accompany Major Shifts in Farm Structure
Changing production practices, including adoption of labour-saving innovations, have contributed to and been affected by increases in both agricultural productivity and the concentration of production, write Erik O'Donoghue, James MacDonald, Utpal Vasavada...
Land Application of Livestock and Poultry Manure
Factors affecting the fertiliser value of manure and recommendations for application are covered by Mark Risse, Extension Engineer at the University of Georgia's Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, as well as practical aspects on how...
Dairying In Viet Nam
On a recent visit to Viet Nam, Stuart Lumb got the opportunity to visit three dairy units and a processing facility. He writes about them here for TheCattleSite. ...
Ten Steps To Buying The Right Bull
Dr Scott P. Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist at VirginiaTech college outlines the 10 important steps to guide you through the process of buying a bull....
The Benefits Of Seasonal Dairy Operations
The Southwest Research Center Dairy near Mt. Vernon, Missouri, provides an example of how dairies can operate seasonally and give family members some rest each year while also increasing profits....
Maximise Value Of 2011 Calf Crop
Producers soon will be weaning calves and finalising marketing decisions. North Dakota State University Extension Service beef cattle specialist, Carl Dahlen, discusses how producers can capture the most value from their calf crop....
The Economics Of Different Milk Production Systems
This article summarises the results produced by a profit maximising whole-farm economic model that was employed to identify financially optimal milk production systems for a typical Northern Ireland farm under varying market conditions. The systems assessed...
Economics Of Dairy Beef Production Systems
Paul Crosson and Edward O'Riordan from the Teagasc Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre look at different beef production systems, and determine which is the most profitable. ...
Aardema Dairies: It Pays To Look After Heifers
Jordan Leak is Operations Manager for Aardema Dairies in Idaho. Managing 25,000 cows on seven dairies, Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite Editor reports on the company's Sawtooth South Calf Ranch, from the Large Herd Conference. ...
Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Food Production
The UK's Low Carbon Transition Plan calls for an 18 per cent reduction on the 2008 levels of greenhouse gas emissions, which stood at 610 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent, writes Chris Harris. ...
Irish Dairy Producers Using Genomically Selected Sires
Using genomically selected sires in Ireland will improve the rate of genetic improvement but producers should use several bulls to reduce the risks...
When To Introduce Heifers To The Milking Herd?
Introducing newly calved heifers into the main herd after the afternoon milking, reduces exposure to aggression and improves welfare, according to new research from the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute....
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