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Plants can reduce nitrous oxide emissions from flooded grasslands
Nitrous oxide emissions increase significantly when grasslands are flooded repeatedly, according to new research from the Soil Biology Group, Wageningen University, and the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University. The researchers found that certain...
Clay as a feed supplement in dairy cattle has multiple benefits
Dairy producers frequently add clay as a feed supplement to reduce the symptoms of aflatoxin and subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in lactating cows. In a new study from the University of Illinois, researchers show that clay can also improve the degradability...
Criteria for evaluating bulls
As bulls come off the summer breeding pastures, producers have several criteria to consider when making culling decisions, according to experts at the Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute....
Kansas State study develops new vaccine method for cattle disease
Researchers at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with Iowa State University, have developed a new vaccine delivery platform to produce long-lasting protection against anaplasmosis infections. ...
Aberystwyth University scientists working on bovine TB breakthrough
Research by two Aberystwyth scientists has paved the way for a possible breakthrough in the worldwide fight against Bovine TB....
More space for climate and cow in dairy barn
Future stables are expected to be more in line with the natural behavior of cows, climate control, limiting emissions, reuse of waste, quality of manure and capital efficiency. That says Paul Galama of Wageningen Livestock Research. Together with colleagues...
Proper hoof care can prevent foot rot in cattle
Sores on the feet can sure make a person feel miserable not to mention making it hard to walk. ...
Milk progesterone concentration useful for detection of candidate genes associated with dairy cattle fertility
The study entitled “Genome-wide association study for endocrine fertility traits using single nucleotide polymorphism arrays and sequence variants in dairy cattle” identified several potential candidate genes, and DNA variants that can contribute...
No Need to Watch Grass Grow Anymore
Each spring, ranchers face the same challenge of trying to guess how much grass will be available for their livestock to graze during the summer....
Can cattle keep their barns clean?
In cooperation with animal behaviour scientists from The University of Auckland in New Zealand and scientists from the Institute of Animal Welfare and Animal Husbandry in Celle, Germany, which belongs to the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI), behavioural...
How to improve phosphorus efficiency in dairy cattle
The outline of the new legislation on “phosphate rights” for the Dutch dairy sector has just been finalized recently: the phosphate production of the Dutch dairy sector should be decreased by 4-8%, both by decreasing the number of animals as well...
New methods to predict methane emissions of dairy cattle
Methane emissions of dairy cattle can be predicted using both milk fatty acids and milk infrared spectra. This has been demonstrated by researchers at Wageningen University & Research and Qlip under the auspices of the TiFN project Reduced Methane Emission...
Pasture quality may worsen because of climate change
The increase in average temperatures expected for the next few decades, of at least 2º C, may have an unexpected impact on the pocket of ranchers....
Calcium added to acidified prepartum diets for dairy cows benefits future reproduction
Achieving an appropriate calcium balance in dairy cows is critical near calving, but not only to ensure a healthy transition to lactation. According to a new study from the University of Illinois, calcium added to acidified prepartum diets can improve...
Dutch knowledge can help Iranian dairy chain to move forward
The Iranian dairy sector can produce higher quality dairy products in a more sustainable way by using Dutch expertise in the following four areas: milk quality assurance, feed supply including quality assurance, efficient water use and education. The...
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