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CQUniversity's breakthrough research for stud cattle breeders
In a major breakthrough for stud cattle breeders, CQUniversity’s researchers can now automatically track and record critical production data for calving dates....
Dairy farmers can adapt to climate change
Warming climate worsens nutrient pollution but lengthens growing season...
A dirt-cheap solution? Common clay materials may help curb methane emissions
With special treatment, minerals called zeolites — commonly found in cat litter — can efficiently remove the greenhouse gas from the air, researchers report....
Oil supplements in feed improve the nutritional quality of milk
The nutritional quality of milk improved when fish oil or both fish and plant oil were added to the feed of lactating cows according to a study carried out at the University of Helsinki. Adding oil to feed also had an impact on ruminal lipid metabolism,...
Plant-based diets can pose a risk to bone health if adequate calcium and vitamin D intakes are not ensured
In a study conducted at the University of Helsinki, partial replacement of animal protein with plant protein in the diet altered bone metabolism and decreased calcium and vitamin D intakes. ...
Farmers need to adopt agroecological practices
Scottish livestock farmers need to be supported to adopt nature-based farming practices which could contribute to climate and biodiversity goals, new research has found....
Importance of body condition scoring in suckler cows
Avoiding obesity, excessive leanness or large changes in condition in pregnant suckler cows could avoid unnecessary winter feed use and lead to healthier fast-growing calves, new research has found....
Experts challenge current understanding of transition dairy cow health
Comprehensive review in the Journal of Dairy Science® examines the riskiest period for dairy cow health, between giving birth and milk production, in a new light...
Health warnings can nudge consumers to eat less meat
Labelling indicating the health risks associated with red meat could help lower consumption, tests show....
Researchers use cameras to study the social interactions between cows
Data from sensors, showing the position of the cows, in combination with a video stream taken by cameras installed in the barn, are used to study the behavior of dairy cattle....
Reducing calves’ castration pain drives research
Reducing or mitigating the pain of castration for male beef calves is one of the main animal welfare concerns in the beef cattle industry today....
Environmental mastitis risk during housing
Udder infections may be picked up from the environment or transmitted from cow to cow (contagious transmission), so understanding the origin of infections can improve the effectiveness of any preventative steps. During this winter housing period take...
Preserving the prairie in the US Great Plains
The Great Plains — an area of the world named for the vast rolling hills covered with tallgrass or shortgrass prairies. However, during the last two centuries, these native ecosystems have changed from grasslands to woodlands. ...
Drinking water study shows beef cattle can tolerate high levels of sulphates
Scientists at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) have published a study that shows beef cattle can tolerate higher concentrations of sulphates in drinking water than previously believed....
Sustainability trends in the food industry: sustainability as a driver for innovation
At the start of the world's largest food trade fair ANUGA, the Federal Association of the German Food Industry (BVE) together with Innova Market Insights presented the study "Sustainability Trends in the Food Industry 2021"....
 
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