TheCattleSite.com - news, features, articles and disease information for the cattle industry

Welfare Featured Articles

Do's and Dont's For Hauling Cattle Safely
Stocking rates for cattle trucks and guidance on how to move animals is given by South Dakota livestock stewardship expert Heidi Carroll. ...
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....
Lameness in Cattle Part One: Causes Associated with Infections
Classifying cattle lameness can be done along two lines; lameness through bacterial infection and lameness through injury, explains South Dakota State University Associate Professor, Russ Daly. ...
Making Sure Your Cow Lies 10 Hours Per Day
A cow's daily life is a trade-off between time spent for eating and lying down, with animals prioritising ten hours daily rest over eating....
Putting Figures to The Inefficiency of Muddy Feedlots
Mud lowers cattle efficiency and a Kansas State University researcher has attached figures to the impact mud can have in feedlots. ...
What Floors and Surfaces Help Cow Longevity?
Lameness problems in cows can be prevented through investing in construction but also in simple management considerations like reducing waiting times and exposure to abrasive and unhygienic floors....
Free-stall Stocking Density Affects Productivity
Whether stocking density in a freestall barn effects dairy cow productivity was a question posed to a Ohio extension expert recently. ...
Early Weaning Can Save A Drought Year
When the weather is against you, early weaning can be one tool to grasp control and ensure cattle remain in good condition, concludes the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) at the US Department of Agriculture. ...
Limping Livestock: Two Perspectives
A limping pig or cow conjures different ideas in the head of an uninitiated member of the public and a farmer. The distinctions are explored here by two South Dakota University experts....
How to Feed to Improve Body Condition Score
New Zealand farmers are being urged to strike the right balance between fat and thin cows and warned of the 40 day period when dry cows do not gain body condition....
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....
Best Ways to Preserve Teat Health Through Winter
Spring is arriving for many but the cold US winter hangs on and means teat care remains a major consideration on dairy farms. ...
Managing Snowmelt on Farmsteads
With over three feet of snow across some areas of the northern US, two agricultural engineers at Minnesota are warning farmers to manage spring thaw to avoid treacherous farm conditions....
Could Shipping Stress Be Reduced By Anti-inflammatory Medication
Stress could be reduced in cattle transportation by using the anti-inflammatory meloxicam, early Iowa research suggests....
Euthanasia Guidelines For Cattle
A team of US veterinarians led by Professor Jan Shearer of Iowa State University have summarised key points around current best practice for euthanasia in cattle....
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 

Industry Showcase

Partners


Seasonal Picks

Animal Welfare Science, Husbandry and Ethics: The Evolving Story of Our Relationship with Farm Animals