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Don't Think Weather Worries Are Over
As the US waves goodbye to one of the toughest winters in memory, farmers are reminded that it is summer that can challenge cows most....
Managing Cattle Through a Drought
Forage-based livestock operations can manage herds and forage to limit the damaging effect droughts in accordance with weather severity and the stage of the drought, advise a team at the University of Georgia. ...
Is it Worthwhile Cooling Dry Cows?
Farmers cooling cows through the dry period can expect them to produce more milk, heavier calves and have fewer health problems, say two University of Florida researchers....
Save Money on Cultivations With Frost Seeding
Any grounds still frozen can be utilised as a money saving feature when repairing pasture, advises an Ohio State University forage expert....
Watch For Spring Thaw and Wasted Feed
Temperatures may be lifting but this means wet feeds can spoil as mold is caused by rising pH levels, warns a North Dakota dairy specialist. ...
Year Old Hay: A Good Deal?
Protein and energy supplementation are advisable if older feed will constitute the rest of the winter's feeding programme, Canadian cattle specialist Barry Yaremcio advises. ...
Ugandan Land Purchase At Planting For Hope: February Newsletter
Apollo Saku is a farmer, agricultural academic and project leader for Planting for Hope Uganda, a sustainable wealth creation programme aimed at empowering rural communities through farming and cooperative schemes....
How Can I Keep the Livestock Watering System from Freezing in Winter?
Tips for keeping vital water supplies to farm livestock in winter from the US National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service....
Managing Cold Stress in Cattle
As cold weather persists, a useful rule to remember is that cow energy requirements increase one per cent for every degree below critical temperature. ...
Understanding Tick Outbreak in New Zealand Part Three: Managing Theileria Infection
New Zealand producers are advised to boost biosecurity practice in this final look into managing the risk of tick borne infections from the Ikeda (Theileria orientalis) parasite. ...
Hail Storms Ruin Crops at Planting For Hope: November Newsletter
Apollo Saku is a farmer, agricultural academic and project leader for Planting for Hope Uganda, a sustainable wealth creation programme aimed at empowering rural communities through farming and cooperative schemes....
Animal Well-Being Amidst Weather Disasters
Storms such as last month's South Dakota blizzard ask big things of a farmer's persistence and patience, write Heidi Franzky and Rebecca Bott, of South Dakota Livestock Extension. ...
AgriLife Research Develops New Lines of Cool-season Grasses
Breeding lines of summer-dormant cool-season grasses suited for the Rolling Plains are ready for seed increase after four years of improvement at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center near Vernon. ...
How to Control Liver Fluke
Following European Commission changes to the withdrawal period for flukicides in cows, independent UK consultancy, ADAS, has issued the latest advice on how to beat Fasciola Hepatica - the flukeworm....
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. ...

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