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What is cow comfort?
Change management and mindset to design the environment for the cow, not the worker...
Is a Brisket Locator Really Necessary?
Properly positioned brisket locators provide correct resting space and minimize injury, writes Dan McFarland, Penn State Agricultural Engineer....
Keeping cows cool: heat abatement on a budget
When trying to address heat abatement in a dairy there is always a budget....
Dairy calves use brushes for more than combing their hair
New research in the Journal of Dairy Science examines young cows’ use of brushes....
Equipment - Needed or Nice to Have?
For a cow-calf enterprise, the second largest expense after grazed and harvested feed is often overhead expenses related to labor and equipment....
Five key points to consider when selecting teat dip for your herd
Irrespective of the season, never underestimate the importance of good udder hygiene....
Annual Cow Costs – The Big Three
When looking at annual cow costs and doing an economic analysis, three categories tend to make up the largest percentage of total costs: feed, labor/equipment and cow depreciation....
For Improved Profit Margins, the Dairy Doctor is in
For Dr. Joe Bender, what goes on in the environment surrounding an animal is just as important as what’s going on inside of it....
Silage Is Top Choice For These Three Beef Producers
Many Canadian beef producers have been harvesting and feeding silage for decades, while others are relatively new to the practice....
Herding-cattle, wild buffalo from space
More than 1000 feral buffalo and unmanaged cattle roaming Northern Australia will be tagged and tracked as part a satellite herd-tracking program, announced today by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO....
Ways to work around the UK's cattle carbon tax
Lowering the slaughter age for prime animals could help farmers meet environmental goals. ...
More space for climate and cow in dairy barn
Future stables are expected to be more in line with the natural behavior of cows, climate control, limiting emissions, reuse of waste, quality of manure and capital efficiency. That says Paul Galama of Wageningen Livestock Research. Together with colleagues...
Neogen now offers rodenticides to UK customers
Neogen (Europe) has announced that the company has been appointed UK distributor of a well-established range of rodenticides. ...
Dynamic testing at Usk Prison Farm
High cell counts, over reliance on antibiotics and unsettled cows can be an issue in any milking parlour. When that parlour is 30 years old and unlikely to be replaced in the near future, finding a working solution is urgent....
Drones Battle Disease, Waste and Cattle Rustlers on US Farms
Farmers and ranchers across the globe are turning to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to assist with farming. As technology improves, so will the applications for UAV technology, writes Rachel Lane....
 
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