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Environmentally Friendly Cattle Production
Three hundred years ago, enormous herds of bison, antelope and elk roamed North America, and the land was pristine and the water clean....
Water Recovered from Whey Can be Used for Cleaning
Water scarcity is a serious issue and a concern among the dairy industry, as declines in the availability of water could decrease food and feed supplies and increase food prices. ...
Dairy Stories: Weather Woes
In his new blog, John Wigley, a dairy farmer from Shropshire, discusses the impact of the UK's recent wet weather on his farm's grazing plans....
Calf Rearing Tips
With the current boom in the Irish dairy industry, many Irish beef farmers are considering the benefits of buying dairy-bred calves....
Management Tips: Strategies for Reducing Summer Fertility Lag
When summer winds down and temperatures begin to cool, dairy producers can forget about the lag in fertility as a result of heat stress, writes Todd Bilby, Ph.D., Merck Animal Health....
Beware of Softened Water and Milk Replacer
Water quality checks should be conducted annually - at a minimum. ...
Water: A Wise Investment
Money made now is best invested in water on your operation. Do not forget the drought you've just battled through. ...
Harmful Algal Blooms: Are My Cattle in Danger?
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) reduce water quality and intake and can extend to being toxic to livestock. ...
Control of Nuisance Algal Blooms in Ponds Used to Water Livestock
Algal blooms are best controlled by 'careful' use of herbicides and limiting the amount of nutrients entering the water,cattlemen in Georgia are being told. ...
Manage Grazing Use in Riparian Areas to Prevent Damage
Use timing and duration of grazing periods to minimise the damage of river side grazing and sure-up riverside banks and provide supplementary feeds away from the channel to avoid loading the channel with nutrients and pathogens....
Confined Livestock Operations Account for Majority of Chesapeake Bay Area’s Farmland With Applied Manure
An analysis of livestock production in the Chesapeake Bay area by Stacy Sneeringer of the USDA Economic Research Service suggests that policies addressing manure nutrient discharges from small and medium-sized concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)...
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....
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....
Finishing Bull Beef in 16 Months - Can it Be Done?
Ensuring the very reachable target of 1.33 kg/day growth rate is managed is vital for finishing bulls young in light of recent penalties on over 16 month bulls....
Steroids May Persist Longer in the Environment Than Expected
A team of researchers at the University of Iowa has discovered that the growth promoting steroid trenbolone, used frequently in the cattle industry, could last longer in the environment than previously thought. ...
 
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