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Ruminant Abortion Requires Diagnostics to Fight Disease
Repeated abortions in a herd can have a severe economic impact on farming operations, writes Laurent Delooz, Regional Association for Animal Health and Identification (ARSIA) based in Belgium....
Conquering the Great Outdoors: Outwintering Replacement Heifers
Outwintering dairy animals can reduce total feed costs by 20 to 30 per cent on dairy farms. However, the success of the system requires farmers to pay close attention to animal performance writes Dr Stephen Whelan, Research and Development manager for...
Mycotoxins in Dairy - Facts, Figures & Solutions
Dairy cows are known to have some capacity to protect themselves against the harmful effects of mycotoxins....
Dairy Heifer: A Fast Start to Greater Lifetime Profit
Maximizing lifetime profit per cow – a good measure of a dairy operation’s overall profitability – requires diligence at all stages, starting at birth....
Heifer Rearing: When Do They Pay You Back?
Recent estimates of the cost of rearing have ranged from £1,000 to £1,500, and tend to average around £1,200, report analysts at DairyCo. ...
Heifers Weaned Later Do Better
Replacement heifer calves weaned at heavier weights continue to outgrow the others, Irish research shows. ...
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....
What Can Dairy Care365™ Do for You?
Every day at Bridgewater Dairy, LLC, 240,000 pounds of milk – that’s more than 28,000 gallons – are marketed from northwestern Ohio to bottlers and supermarket chains throughout the Midwest. ...
Drones a Possibility for Heat Detection and More
Activity monitors can make science fiction reality with drone/UAV technology, according to a Penn State extension educator. ...
Cow Comfort: A Necessity Not an Option
Cow comfort is paramount in a productive and profitable dairy. What is needed for comfort, how to measure it and optimal management practices are laid out here for the asian dairy sector. ...
Strategy to Increase Summer Fertility?
A hormonal protocol giving treatments before and after insemination could improve summer and autumn fertility, according to a study in the Journal of Dairy Science. ...
Mastitis Impacts Follicle Development
A certain type of mastitis has been shown to limit follicle development. ...
Youthful Approach to Keeping Dairy Records
Much can be learned from record keeping about managing farm animals and farm finances, hence there is lots to be gained from starting with the books early. ...
Contract Dairy Heifers for the Beef Sector
Dairy heifers will be seen on beef farms as Europe's dairy sector expands post quota removal contract heifer rearing grows, predict Irish advisors. ...
Irish Dairy Gearing Up for Post-Quota Expansion
A trained engineer with a passion for dairy cows is one of many new entrants within the dairy sector targetting growth after 2015. ...
 
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