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Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 2013
A compilation of the reports from the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University published in its 2013 'Animal Industry Report'....
Identifying Investment Opportunities for Ruminant Livestock Feeding in Developing Countries
Investment in the development of feed markets in Africa and South Asia could enable very large numbers of smallholders to participate more in the food value chains according to a report from the World Bank....
The Stability Story in Canada’s Dairy Industry
The fluctuations of the dairy markets and the performance of Canadian dairy farmers are analysed after a turbulent year for milk prices. The effects of industry regulations are investigated by Dairy Farmers of Canada....
Raising Dairy Heifers in the States - An Operations Overview
A report from the USDA has been released on heifer rearing in the US. Covering hundreds of farms in 21 states the report aims to provide an overview of dairy heifer raising operations. The report covers a broad range of facets in the industry such as...
Can Big Be Beautiful? Large-scale Livestock Units
Sustainability, or the 'capacity to endure' has three principal pillars: economic, environmental and social, according to Farmerslivery....
Effects of Dystocia on Subsequent Performance in Dairy Cows
Researchers for TEAGASC have found that dystocia significantly impacts on milk production and reproductive performance. Building on recent work by academics such as D.P Berry and J.M Mee the report sampled over 2 million calving events since 2002 and...
Australian Agricultural Commodities - Beef and Veal
Australian herd growth is expected to slow down in 2012, due to reduced demand for restocker cattle, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics....
Dairy Outlook – Feed Inputs and Financial Stability
Margins continue to tighten as the 2012 year proceeds, but the milk price outlook provides some relief, writes Kristen Schulte, University of Iowa....
Tips on Selecting a Backgrounder or Feedyard
Drought conditions across South Dakota and the nation have many cattle producers considering early weaning to extend the use of the pastures and lessen the demands on the cow. As a result, producers who are accustomed to selling their calves at their...
Management and Economic Considerations in Dairy Heifer Development
MIichael Looper, from the University of Arkansas looks at management and economic considerations in dairy heifer development. ...
Implanting Early Weaned Calves
As cattle producers ponder weaning their calves early in the face of drought conditions this summer, decisions are being made about processing those calves at the same time, writes Russ Daly, South Dakota Extension....
Long-Term Strategy Needed for Canadian Beef Market
A new study released by CAPI, the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute, indicates that Canada's beef industry is at a profound tipping point and corrective action is needed if it is going to deliver maximum benefits to producers and industry stakeholders...
Studying a Shorter Dry Period
The University of Laval in Canada recently compared the effects of two different dry period lengths on health and reproduction....
Challenges, Opportunities for Scottish Beef Industry
This report, put together by Quality Meat Scotland, looks at the opportunities and challenges facing Scottish beef production, from the producer to the market place. ...
The Battle for Cattle
Iowa Beef Centre looks at who will feed cattle in the future. With drought forcing more cattle to feedlots and high grain prices, efficiency and economy of size and scale play an increasingly important role. ...
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