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What Story Does Your Culling Pattern Tell You?
If you are culling over a third of your herd then its too much, Virginia farmers are hearing as part of a way to boost profits. ...
What Does My Dry Cow Need?
Good mineral nutrition during the dry period is a cost-effective way of reducing problems like milk fever, retained cleanings and slow calvings, advise Irish experts....
Making Dry Off Count: Combating Mastitis
Antibiotic dry cow treatments and internal teat sealants are 'valuable tools' to fight mastitis in high risk herds, New Zealand farmers are being told. ...
EBBE - Managing Cows and Heat Detection
As well as an appropriate heat detection system, housing, feed intake and stress all play a part in cow fertility, according to the European Board of Bovine Experts. ...
Could Rumination Data Help to Predict Dairy Cows' Calving Time in the Future?
One Australian expert is testing whether rumen monitoring can predict when a calf will arrive. ...
Nutrition of Autumn-calving Dry Cows
Advisers at Teagasc offer timely advice for an autumn calving herd, foregrounding body condition score and mineral balance....
Youthful Approach to Keeping Dairy Records
Much can be learned from record keeping about managing farm animals and farm finances, hence there is lots to be gained from starting with the books early. ...
Got Butyric? Why the Stinky Stuff Should Be Avoided
Butyric acid causes silage to smell, lowering feed intake and resulting in a wide range of metabolic issues, with transition cows particularly at risk. ...
Proper Nutrition and Management of Transition Dairy Cows
The transition period is extremely important in determining future health, milk production, and reproductive success of the dairy cow....
More than Welfare Benefits: Meeting the Cow's Needs in the Maternity Pen
Natural tendencies to seek isolation before calving could be provided for by a new maternity pen hoping to improve cow welfare as a result. ...
Cow Longevity: A Concept For Sustainable Food Production
Extending the productive life of cows and increasing overall productivity is central to the future of milk production....
It's Time To Start Thinking About Heat Stress
US - Fertility, yields and feed intake all plummet unless the seasonal threat of heat and humidity can be properly mitigated, says an Arkansas expert....
Proactive Mastitis Management For Cow Longevity
Controlling mastitis has many basic elements, some of which have not changed for decades. However, antibiotic resistance is one rapidly shifting factor that needs addressing. ...
Cows Have Flooring Preferences at Calving
Rubber mats may not be the best flooring for maternity pens, according to a study published in the Journal of Dairy Science. ...
Heat Stress a Big Problem for Cows in Moderate Climates
Heat stress affects cow conception rate in the 21 day period up to breeding, new research says. ...
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