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Effect Of Garlic Oil On Methane Production In Lactating Buffalo
Including garlic oil in the diets of lactating buffalo can reduce methane emissions according to researchers from India and Iran, write R Zafarian from the National Dairy Institute, India and M Manafi from Malayer University, Iran....
A Urine Creatinine Excretion Model For Beef Steers
Researchers from the University of New England have developed a more efficient model to predict creatinine excretion from lightweight beef steers, to help assess their metabolic state....
Grazing Dairy Heifers Increases Profits
The dramatic rise in grain prices over the past six months has dairymen wondering how they can get the most bang for their buck, writes Peter Callan, Extension Agent, Virginia. ...
Compensating For High Feed Prices
Based on current feed prices and December cattle markets, cattle placed in feedlots right now may not lose money, but may not turn a large profit either, says Grant Crawford, University of Minnesota Extension Beef Educator....
Irish Dairy: Planning For 2015
Dairy producers need to develop low cost production system based on grazed grass in the future so as to ensure the financial viability of the dairy business in a market environment where there is an increased likelihood of input and output price volatility,...
Links Between Feed Efficiency, Diet And Methane Production
Enteric methane (CH4) emissions from ruminant livestock account for ca. 12 per cent of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions (DAFF, 2011). CH4 is formed by methanogenic microorganisms present within the animal’s rumen. ...
Feeding Natural Plant Extracts To Reduce Odour & Costs
With citizens' groups seeking government regulation of foul-smelling ammonia emissions from large dairy farms, scientists reported that adding natural plant extracts to cow feed can reduce levels of the gas by one-third while reducing the need to fortify...
Economic Benefit Of Genomic Selection For RFI
The aim of the Australian Profit Ranking (APR) selection index for Australian dairy cattle is to improve the profitability of dairy farming. It assigns weights to milk, fat and protein yield, daughter survival, daughter fertility, somatic cell count,...
Selection For Feed Efficiency In Beef Cattle
The Australian Beef Co-operative Research Centre is currently mapping genes for net feed intake using high-density single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). The research is published in Volume 18 of Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition - Australia....
Biomin’s Mycotoxin Survey – 2nd Quarter Report 2011
Mycotoxin analysis results for the second quarter of 2011 from Biomin, including more than 2,800 analyses of more than 800 animal feed ingredients. At least one mycotoxin was found in 90 per cent of the samples. ...
Factors Affecting Ruminal Hydrogen Sulphide Concentration In Cattle
Ruminal hydrogen sulphide concentrations may be a useful tool to determine risk of cattle developing sulphur-induced polioencephalomalacia....
Feed Outlook – August 2011
Lower projected yields have reduced global production prospects, according to the latest report from the USDA Economic Research Service. ...
Mycotoxin Risk Management & The Successful Use Of Enzyme-Producing Microorganisms
Mycotoxin risk management tool involves both the elimination of mycotoxins by adsorptive materials, and the conversion of their toxic structures into non-toxic, harmless metabolites, according to BIOMIN....
What Phytogenic Additives Can Do For Calves?
Ahmed Aufy, Tobias Steiner and Mike Watkins, from Biomin, look at the relatively new feed additives, phytogenic additives and their potential use in calf diets....
Production Of Urea Molasses Mineral Blocks
In most developing countries, ruminant animals usually survive on crop residues and natural herbage, which do not provide adequate nutrients for improving productivity, write M Garg and P Sherasia, from the National Dairy Development Board, India. ...
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