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The importance of observation in cattle handling
Understanding cow behaviour and changing how you act around them can save you time, reduce stress, and make your farm a safer place to work. It can be a huge source of frustration when cows don’t easily move when and where you want them to....
Agtech expert recommends sensor focus for government's biosecurity strategy
A leading agriculture expert from CQUniversity Australia has urged government not to ignore digital technologies in their budget commitment to national biosecurity initiatives....
Aarhus University professor wants to decriminalise cows
As of 1 September 2020, Mette Olaf Nielsen has been appointed professor in “Production and Lactation Physiology in Ruminants” at Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University. Mette will contribute to solving the agriculture’s climate challenge...
The importance of cattle to climate, land use and nutrition
An article in the scientific journal "Foods" describes various Danish dietary patterns and their impact on carbon footprint, land use and nutrition, focusing on the importance of beef in various dietary patterns....
UC-Davis Researchers Find 50% Reduction in Greenhouse Gases Per Liter of Milk
Producing a liter of milk in California emits less greenhouse gas and uses less land and water than it did in 1964, according to a recent study from researchers at the University of California, Davis....
Feed additive reduces enteric methane emissions in dairy cows
New research in the Journal of Dairy Science® studies the dose-response effect of a methane inhibitor in dairy cows and shows promising results. ...
Can the UK farming sector achieve net zero carbon emissions?
Achieving net zero carbon emissions on-farm was one of the hot topics debated at the Oxford Real Farming Conference on 8 January. Panellists from the House of Commons, Chatham House, NFU, Green Alliance UK and the Nature Friendly Farming Network debated...
Is the United States Ready for New Rules on Antibiotics?
Antimicrobial use on farms is about to change for animals across the US, writes Rachel Lane....
Dairy Stories: The EU Dilemma
The upcoming vote on our membership in the European Union has posed a large dilemma for people all over the UK, writes John Wigley in his regular dairy farming blog....
Dairy Blog: Should We Stay or Should We Go?
Dairy blogger Carol Lever discusses the big question of whether British farmers would be better off outside the EU, or remaining inside it....
Mongolia's Fledgling Meat Industry Seeks Export Expansion
Mongolia is a country with a vast territory and a very small population in northeast Asia sandwiched between Russia and China. The country’s major economic sector is a traditional nomadic livestock industry and it has been expanding significantly over...
Tackling Cattle Fever Ticks with Vaccines
Despite a successful program to eliminate cattle fever ticks in the US during the first half of the 20th century, these ticks still manage to cross the Mexican border into Texas, writes Sandra Avant....
Cattle Have No Close Contact With Badgers
Electronic collars have shown that cattle do not commonly interact with badgers at close range....
What Has Happened to Australian Milk Since Deregulation?
Far from doubling in size, Australia's milk output as at best stagnated since deregulation, reports Dairy Farmers of Canada. ...
Antibiotic Use in Cattle: A Quick Overview
Concern abounds when discussing the issue of antibiotics in the livestock industry, but lots is being done to minimise environmental and public health risks while considering the safety of the animal. ...
 
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