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A Closer Look at US CAFOs and the Data Void
Animal feeding operations in the United States have shot up by 230 per cent in the last twenty years. These large and crowded farm practises often lead to high levels of waste and inevitable pollution, but whilst trying to measure just how serious the...
Virtual Vet: Automated Dairy Farming
The automatic monitoring of health and performance in dairy herds has long been an idea assigned to the future, but Peter Løvendahl, a researcher in genetics and biotechnology at Aarhus Universitet, says that the technology has already arrived. The time...
Organic Livestock Production and Marketing
By Robyn Neeson, Organic Farming Liaison Officer, Farming Systems Research. Published in the New South Wales Primefacts edition 808....
The New Era of Herd Management with Today’s Lower Cost Identification Systems
By Robert H. West, WestfaliaSurge, Inc. This feature was taken from the proceedings of the High Plains Dairy Conference. Identification, Software and Technology. Help Large Herd Managers Retain Individual Cow Management Attention, Regardless of Herd Size....
Behavior of Freestall Housed Cows
By M. A. G. von Keyserlingk and D.M. Weary, Animal Welfare Program, University of British Columbia. This feature was taken from the proceedings of the High Plains Dairy Conference....
Cow Size – A Foundational Issue
By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, North Dakota State University Extension Service. Knowing the weight of the cows being turned out to grass is something every producer needs to know. ...
Media Battles: Changing the View of Livestock Production
This article is taken from the proceedings of the Livestock Care Conference, held by Alberta Farm Animal Care. Media is highly influenced by animal activist groups, says veteran analyst Dan Murphy, and reframing the issues can help turn the tide for producers....
Florida Dairy Production Conference
Dairy production was under analysis at Florida's 45th Conference, presented by the University of Florida IFAS Dairy Extension. ...
CAFOs Uncovered - The Untold Costs of Confined Animal Feeding Operations
The Union of Concerned Scientists looks into the costs of confined animal feeding operations....
News Reports from the National Farmers Union Conference in London 18 - 19 February
This week the UK's National Farmers Union (NFU) celebrated its centenary by holding a two day conference in London. But rather than dwelling on the last one hundred years of farming practise the conference, 'Growing for Another Century', peered into the...
The Cow-Calf Manager Livestock Update, January 2008
By Dr. John B. Hall, Extension Beef Specialist, VA Tech. Livestock Update, January 2008. ...
What is Age and Source Verification?
By Scott P. Greiner, John B. Hall, and Laura Marks Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences, VA Tech. Age and Source Verification has been a topic of increasing interest in the beef industry, as the Japanese and other foreign markets have reopened to US...
Beef Carcass Grading and Evaluation
By David R. Jones and William C. Stringer, Food Science and Nutrition Department, University Of Missouri Extension. Evaluation of beef quality and composition is important to cattle producers, meat packers and retailers, and consumers. ...
Winter Cow Management
By Beka Gill and Dr. Ryon Walker, University of Minnesota Beef Team. The winter season is upon beef cattle producers in the upper Midwest....
Body Condition Scoring of Beef and Dairy Animals
By Jack C. Whittier and Barry Steevens, Department of Animal Sciences, and David Weaver College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri. ...

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