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Technologies & Practices For Improving Livestock Feeding In India
M Kurup from the National Games Village, Bagalore looks at improving livestock feeding methods in India, through forage from surplus land and enriched straw pellets....
Improving Nutritional Qualities Of Straw With Urea
Straws are the main source of roughage for feeding ruminants in the tropics but do not supply sufficient nutrients even for maintenance of the animals. Efforts have been made in different parts of the world to improve the nutritional quality of straws,...
Feed Outlook – June 2011
US corn production is still expected to be a record this year but the current forecast is for historically tight global coarse grain stocks, according to the latest report from the USDA Economic Research Service....
Cows Show Preference To Indoor Housing
When given a choice during the summer high yielding dairy cows prefer to be inside with access to a total mixed ration than at pasture, according to research from Harper Adams University College and Reaseheath College....
Feed Outlook - May 2011
Tight markets and record prices are set to continue in 2011/12, according to Thomas Capehart and Edward Allen in the latest report from the USDA Economic Research Service. ...
Wholecrop Silage Does Not Affect Beef Quality
Feeding legume based silages compared with grass silage has no effect on the fatty acid profile or meat quality in continental steers, whilst increasing concentrates reduces the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids and increases the redness and yellowness of...
Lucerne Plant Extract Improves Beef Fatty Acids And Meat Quality
Supplementing beef diets with a lucerne based extract will enhance the health beneficial fatty acids in beef animals when finished on grass silage or concentrates, according to teams at Aberystwyth University and the University of Bristol....
Dairy Cow Feeding In Ethiopian Central Highlands
This leaflet highlights the current status of feeding practices for dairy animals and some recommendations which can be used for most of the Central Highlands of Ethiopia....
Effective Fibre For Dairy Cows
Unlike other nutrients, such as protein and calcium, where requirements are provided in grams per cow per day for specific body weight and milk production levels, fiber “requirements” are merely minimum guidelines aimed at maintaining normal ruminal...
Managing Cows Individually
Nigel Lok, Robhoek Farm, milks 700 dairy cows on a grassbased system in South Africa. His philosophy is that every single cow in every herd is different, and that is why cows must be managed individually. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite Editor reports...
Improving Beef Nutrition Through Plants
This report by Nigel Scollan, at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Science, Aberystwyth University and University of Bristol, investigates the key factors influencing the delivery of beneficial lipids (fats) from plants (forage) through...
Salmonella in Livestock Production in GB - 2009 - Feedingstuffs
This annual publication from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency provides data on Salmonella reports from livestock species in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). This article covers the chapter entitled 'Salmonella in Feedingstuffs'. ...
Increased Calcium In Diet Reduces Phosphorus Movement
Recommended concentrations of dietary phosphorus (P) for lactating dairy cows have been reduced in recent years in order to reduce the excretion of P in manure, write Charlie Staples, Daniel Herrera, Willie Harris, Vimila Nair, and M. Josan, from the...
Pig And Cattle Diets To Control Salmonella
Researchers in Ireland's Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown and University College Dublin showed that manipulating diet can reduce the survival of Salmonella in pig faeces, but overall control of Salmonella in cattle and pigs requires additional measures....
Impact Of Feeding DDG On Beef Farms
The cost benefits of feeding Dried Distillers Grains is expected to cause a rapid adoption by feeding programs according to advice from the University of Nebraska Lincoln....
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