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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. ...
Minimizing Broken Cow Risks
By Mike Hutjens, Extension Dairy Specialist, University of Illinois - A new term has appeared at dairy meetings and discussions; broken cows. Broken cows can be defined as fresh cows culled in the first 60 days after calving. Two significant losses can...
The Effects of Early Lactation SCCs in Heifers
By Dr. Donald E. Pritchard, Extension Dairy Specialist, NCSU - In a series of papers published in several recent issues of the Journal of Dairy Science, collaborative researchers from Belgium and Canada reported on various associations and impacts of...
Impact of Lameness on Reproductive Performance
By Michael O'Connor, Dairy and Animal Science Extension - When we discuss the effect of lameness on reproductive performance we generally focus on the concept that lame cows are generally less likely to engage in mounting activity. Cows need sound feet...
The Judicious Use of Antimicrobials for Animal Producers
By The Department of Health and Human Services, Minnesota University Extension. The production of safe and wholesome animal products for human consumption is a primary goal of beef producers....
Proper Dry Cow Management Critical for Mastitis Control
By G. M. Jones, Professor of Dairy Science, Extension Dairy Scientist, Milk Quality and Milking Management, Virginia Tech. ...
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