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What Can Dairy Care365™ Do for You?
Every day at Bridgewater Dairy, LLC, 240,000 pounds of milk – that’s more than 28,000 gallons – are marketed from northwestern Ohio to bottlers and supermarket chains throughout the Midwest. ...
How to Forage Test and Assess Feed Quality
Forage testing is critical to know what you are feeding to optimise rations for specie, age and production stage. ...
Hoof Cracks in Cattle: Cause, Treatment
Alterations in terrain, as well as the variation in genetics, hoof, size, age and condition of a cow can impact on the state of its hoof, says a Montana-based extension agent. ...
When to Intervene During Calving
When it comes to success at calving, there are some things beyond the farmers control, writes a Kentucky veterinarian. ...
Getting the Right Cattle Nutrition and Health When Receiving Feedlot Placements
Ensuring calves are well set up for their time in the feedlot is always vital on animal well-being grounds but is particularly economically important given current higher feeder prices. ...
Meet Vega The 156 Tonne Cow
A Swedish farm has what many are calling the world's most productive cow. ...
Why Beef Sustainability is So Hard
Given the plethora of challenges posing ranching, optimising operations in the interests of sustainability can be complex. However, most young producers have someone they can turn to. ...
Do Cows Need Beauty Rest Too?
Sleep may very well be important for cow health, early US research suggests. ...
What Is Cold to a Cow?
US - Cows in good condition will need their ration increasing in energy density by one per cent every degree Fahrenheit below the lower critical temperature, US beef producers have been told as a rule of thumb....
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....
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. ...
Cow Comfort: A Necessity Not an Option
Cow comfort is paramount in a productive and profitable dairy. What is needed for comfort, how to measure it and optimal management practices are laid out here for the asian dairy sector. ...
What Minerals Do My Beef Cows Need?
Meeting cow macro and micro mineral requirements is something that takes planning - you sometimes don't know when you're doing wrong. ...
Calving Preparation Guidelines: Start Planning Now
If you're spring calving this year then there is still time to get handling gates working properly if necessary, says Teagasc, Ireland's Agriculture and Food Development Authority. ...
Esophageal Feeder: Calf Life Saver
Reasons for a calf not to suckle are many and varied, with even cold weather making calves less likely to nurse. A useful tool to have is an esophogeal feeder and Dr Michelle Arnold of the University of Kentucky explains why. ...
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