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The Economics Of Different Milk Production Systems
This article summarises the results produced by a profit maximising whole-farm economic model that was employed to identify financially optimal milk production systems for a typical Northern Ireland farm under varying market conditions. The systems assessed...
Economics Of Dairy Beef Production Systems
Paul Crosson and Edward O'Riordan from the Teagasc Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre look at different beef production systems, and determine which is the most profitable. ...
Systems Of Production For Male Calves From The Dairy Herd
Researchers at the Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Teagasc, Ireland, look at the different production methods for male calves from the dairy herd. ...
Impact Of Dystocia On Newborn Calf Vigour
The effects of dystocia on calves are discussed by Dr Ken Leslie, from the University of Guelph, Canada. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite Editor reports. ...
Decision Time For Cow-Calf Producers: Grass Vs Grain
The cow-calf business is reaching a Y in the road. The challenge is choosing from a list of well-established enterprises and those added to the list that part ways with a grass- and grain-based industry, writes North Dakota State University....
Aardema Dairies: It Pays To Look After Heifers
Jordan Leak is Operations Manager for Aardema Dairies in Idaho. Managing 25,000 cows on seven dairies, Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite Editor reports on the company's Sawtooth South Calf Ranch, from the Large Herd Conference. ...
Efficient Farming Improves Environment & Profits
Improving the efficiency of milk production could produce significant annual savings and potentially cut the environmental impacts of the industry by up to a third, according to new research from Northwest Spain. ...
Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Food Production
The UK's Low Carbon Transition Plan calls for an 18 per cent reduction on the 2008 levels of greenhouse gas emissions, which stood at 610 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent, writes Chris Harris. ...
Suckler Beef Production In Ireland: Animal Productivity
Research by Paul Crosson and Mark McGee, at Teagasc Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre focuses on profitability for suckler beef production. This section looks at animal productivity....
Minimising The Stress Of Weaning Beef Calves
Weaning of calves is usually done abrupty and early compared to the natural weaning of the species. This causes social and environmental stress to calves. This article by Daniel Enríquez, Maria J Hotzel, Rodolfo Ungerfeld reviews the stress associated...
Beef With A Better Carbon Footprint
The agriculture sector in the UK has been set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 18 per cent on the levels in 2008, writes Chris Harris for TheCattleSite. ...
Suckler Beef Production In Ireland: Grassland Management
Research by Paul Crosson and Mark McGee, at Teagasc Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre focuses on profitability for suckler beef production. This section looks at the importance of grassland management....
Suckler Beef Production In Ireland: Calving Date
Research by Paul Crosson and Mark McGee, at Teagasc Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre focuses on profitability for suckler beef production. This section looks at the importance of calving dates....
Excessive Calf Death Loss Is Serious Warning
If warning flags are flying high, one needs to ask if there is a fundamental flaw in management, says Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist with North Dakota State University....
Adding And Capturing Calf Value
Cattlemen may hear about the shrinking beef industry and wonder about their role in the future. ...
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