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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....
Disaster Relief Plans for Livestock and Crops
Planning ahead and protecting animal feed and water are key elements in a disaster relief plan for livestock, according to guidelines from Mississippi State University....
Are Spotless Stalls Really the Goal?
A comfortable stall is a lived in stall, writes John Tyson, Extension engineer, Penn State University....
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. ...
Beef Talk: When Winter Strikes There Are No Shortcuts in the Beef Business
In extreme winter weather short cuts will leave cattle vulnerable, warns Dr Kris Ringwall of North Dakota Extension. ...
Total Confinement vs. Pasture Systems: What does the Science Say?
At a time when the dairy sector strives for the holy grail of 'sustainable intensification', a Queens University Belfast researcher has contrasted indoor and outdoor production, finding merits in each....
Winter Livestock Care:Calculating Extra Feed
Wind chill can be beaten with wind breaks, better quality forage and high starch feeds, writes Rory Lewandowski, Beef expert at Wayne County Extension, University of Ohio. ...
How Can Canadians Respond to Pain Challenges in Livestock?
A farm animal welfare and behaviour expert has said that animal welfare research, while important, can't be waited on for fear of risking the sector's reputation. ...
Getting A Grip of Lameness
It is important that farmers tackle lameness as it can strike down the most productive cows, warns the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association. ...
Feeding Drought-Damaged Peanut and Cotton to Beef Cattle
Standing cotton should be fed to dry beef cows and lactating cows should opt for the unharvested peanuts, says the latest advice about feeding damaged crops to cattle....
Calves: Feeding to Fight Disease
A calf can get sick in a number of ways but nutrition, along with housing and hygiene, are the three core points to get the calf better, write advisers at the Ontario Veal Association. ...
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. ...
Ensuring Healthy Cattle With Roof Design
Ensuring cattle are kept in the right indoor environment is one of multiple measures to safeguard against pneumonia, one of the UK's most costly cattle diseases. ...
An Introduction into Heat Stress in Dairy Cows
Heat stress sets in at lower temperatures for cattle than humans and as such can lead to great losses in milk yield and foetus development, according to Dr Mike Payne of the Dairy Quality Assurance Programme....
Mastitis: What is it Costing You?
Irish farmers have a mastitis costing programme to deliver an objective figure on what somatic cell counts have on farm margins. ...
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