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New study: Heat stress in dairy cows damages health of calves
Researchers reporting in JDS CommunicationsTM found that heat stress of pregnant dairy cows reduces fetal growth and influences performance and immune development of the offspring...
Coping with high feed prices, drought in 2022
Presently, despite timely rains in certain areas, the threat of drought for the summer of 2022 is not dissipated in many parts of the US . ...
Recycling Used Beer Yeast for Environmental Protection
Brewer's yeast used to make beer is typically discarded once it's no longer needed. Sometimes, though, the leftover yeast is mixed into livestock feed as a source of protein and vitamins....
Politically US-Africa relations can be bumpy, but on the right track economically
Relations between African countries and the US are bumpy on political issues but much better on the economic front....
K-State vet shares tips for managing cattle through heat
A Kansas State University veterinarian is urging cattle producers to beef up their plans for managing heat stress in their herds, a challenge that costs the U.S. cattle industry up to $370 million in losses each year....
Increasing buffer feeding precision with new agri-technologies
Faced with rising feed prices, effective use of grass for both grazing and conservation is increasingly important for farmers to maintain margins. Balancing the need to ensure sufficient silage stocks for the coming winter with the desire to get the most...
Does cattle grazing have future in Finnish dairy production?
The new Graze-WELL project will harness the expertise of specialists at the University of Helsinki and the Natural Resources Institute of Finland in an ambitious multidisciplinary attempt to determine how welfare of dairy cattle and potential for carbon...
Developing heifers to fit their production environment
As producers begin selecting replacement heifers, a commonly asked question is, “What is the best method for developing heifers?” ...
Precision Agriculture by WELL-CALF
Funded by Innovate UK, this project aims to develop the first cloud-based decision support platform to serve different levels of decision-making on dairy and beef farms. WELL-CALF’s precision agriculture technology provides support for farm-level decisions...
Beef tenderness research identifies factors influencing eating quality
There is nothing like biting into a nice juicy steak where the savory flavors burst in your mouth, but if that meat is tough to chew the experience may be a disappointment....
Is a Brisket Locator Really Necessary?
Properly positioned brisket locators provide correct resting space and minimize injury, writes Dan McFarland, Penn State Agricultural Engineer....
Genetically Modified Corn Does Not Damage Non-Target Organisms
The largest, highest quality analysis of data ever conducted reveals that genetically modified Bt corn has little impact on nontarget insects and other organisms, especially compared to growing conventional corn....
Emissions expert: Environmental impact of beef has been overstated
On Oct. 25, Frank Mitloehner, a leading researcher in the realm of livestock sustainability, asked a packed auditorium on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus to picture three coffee cups — a ceramic cup, a Styrofoam cup and an insulated...
Keeping cows cool: heat abatement on a budget
When trying to address heat abatement in a dairy there is always a budget....
Handling bulls safely
Handling livestock in a safe manner is crucial on any farm to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities. Large livestock especially pose a threat to our safety. Bulls are some of the most dangerous animals on the farm....
 
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