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Calf personality, feeding, and growth: When one style doesn’t fit all
New study in the Journal of Dairy Science® finds that, in Norwegian Red calves, individual personality is related to feeding behavior and growth...
The Best of Both Breeds: UConn studying best feeding practices for crossbred calves
Cattle farmers have historically raised cattle specifically suited for either dairy or beef production. But farmers are now looking to get the best of both worlds with crossbred calves who will produce better beef than purebred dairy calves. ...
Ways to work around the UK's cattle carbon tax
Lowering the slaughter age for prime animals could help farmers meet environmental goals. ...
Balancing unique nutrients can help farmers achieve efficient growth in beef cattle
Understanding the impact of specific nutrients on growth rates is at the heart of a new beef rationing approach from Mole Valley Farmers....
Debunking Some Myths about Hormone Use in Beef
Beef is a great source of things like protein, zinc and iron but a really lousy source of hormones. But that’s not always what people believe, writes Angela Lovell....
Growth Implants in Beef: Beef Ambassador Analysis
As the cattle industry strives for efficiency, growth technologies are one way to minimise consumption of important resources in producing each kilo of beef. ...
Behind the Best Scottish Beef Farm of 2014
By focusing on the commercial side of the business and producing top notch cattle, a Scottish family farm has achieved national honours....
Listen Up Youngsters: Target Consumer Demands
US - Listen to consumers and they will tell you what to produce, and at the moment it is quality....
Heavier Weights: Is There a Problem?
Cattle are getting progressively heavier, which is great from a productivity angle but can cause a headache for restaurants. ...
Weaning Time Means Marbling Considerations for Wagyu
Beef quality is not just the feedlot's responsibility, it goes back to youngstock care and weaning. ...
Improving Science Behind the Hereford
Hereford cattle are having their carcase trait and feed conversion credentials proven by a progeny evaluation project. ...
Effects of the 60-d Window Around the Time of Weaning on Subsequent Quality Grade and Eating Quality of Beef
Marbling and eating quality of beef can be effected by not just by diet, but by weaning, timing of castration and growth promotants. Dr Jason K Ahola, Colorado State University explores current thinking on how a calf's weaning can effect the final product....
Effective Biosecurity Planning - Regularly Changing Needles
Having a biosecurity plan is all about ensuring the end product is safe and wholesome for the consumer's plate and can be made easier by a five point plan. ...
Questions and Answers on Hormones in Meat and Milk
Germany's Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) answers some frequently asked questions on the possibility of human health risks from hormones in meat and milk. ...
Welfare and Profit Considerations Drawn From Beef Bruising Study in Texas Slaughterhouse
Profitability and animal welfare can be improved by reducing carcass bruising, is the conclusion of a report into meat quality by the Beef Cattle Institute. ...
 
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