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Veal Production In The UK
With an increasing awareness of where food comes from, Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor unravels the consumer concerns surrounding veal production in the UK. ...
Effects Of Heat Stress On Dairy Calves
The objectives of this study by D. M. Meyer, M. J. Brouk, and L. C. Hollis were to investigate the possible effects of heat stress on calf growth and the development of active immunity....
Strategic Crossbreeding Recommended
For cow-calf producers, survival and operational profitability are reliant upon efficiently producing uniform calves for target markets in an economical fashion....
How Far Can Environmental Management Go Before Risking Health & Productivity?
Not much different in size from other dairy farms in the Netherlands, De Marke has much larger ambitions. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor looks at Wageninen University's research farm. ...
Too Much Grade?
Whilst recent statistics suggest that meat quality is improving, some believe this to be too much of a good thing. However, Miranda Reiman, Industry Information Specialist with Certified Angus Beef says there is no such thing as too much quality....
Getting The Dry Cow Fit For Purpose
Professor David Beever from Keenan addressed a seminar at the National All Breeds Show on dry cow nutrition, reports Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor....
Welfare Issues Associated With Calving
Speaking at the recent British Cattle Veterinary Association conference John Fishwick from the Royal Veterinary College discusses welfare issues associated with calving and how the veterinarian can help reduce potential problems. Charlotte Johnston TheCattleSite...
Cold Stress And Newborn Calves
Calf survival in northern climates can be a challenge, according to Lanette Butler Extension Educator, Russ Daly Extension Veterinarian, and Cody Wright Extension Beef Specialist....
The Advantages Of Yard Weaning Calves
This fact sheet produced by Meat and Livestock Australia compares yard and paddock weaning of calves, including how to successfully wean and the advantages and costs involved....
Calves And The Cold
Frost bite, freezing to death and hypothermia are common causes of death of young animals from the cold. Dr W Dee Whittier, Extension Veterinarian at Virginia Tech looks at how, with appropriate management, these losses can be avoided....
Raising Beef Cattle Naturally
Producers may receive a premium for cattle raised naturally, according to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The need for more return per calf has beef cattle producers looking at alternative production practices....
Dehorning Of Calves
Neil Anderson, a lead veterinarian with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture looks at the benefits and practice of disbudding and dehorning of calves. ...
Reducing Calf Mortality
Two factors are key to determining a calf's health and survival during the first weeks of life - its immune system and its gut microflora, according to Andrieu Sylvie. ...
Buffalo Farming
The last 14 years have seen dramatic changes at a livestock farm in North England. Initially purchasing two water buffalo, Kate and Paul Langthorne were hoping to create a domestic supply of buffalo milk for their son, who has severe dairy allergies....
Scours In Fall-Born Calves
Wet weather can cause calf scours to become a problem in fall-born calves, according to the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. ...
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