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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,...
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...
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. ...
Keeping chocolate milk smooth, stable without carrageenan
Fat-free chocolate milk processed for the first time with high-pressure jet technology exhibits enhanced viscosity, stabilizing cocoa particles in the fluid and eliminating the need for adding a controversial emulsifier....
Forage system is the key driver of mountain milk specificity
This study allowed to hierarchize the effects related to the origin on milk composition that can be considered as marginal when compared with the effect of season and forage system....
New research: why cool cows provide more milk
With increasing global temperatures, dairy cattle face heat stress more frequently throughout the year than in the past. Thanks to cooling technology, dairy cattle can enjoy a better quality of life, but farmers and consumers may wonder if cattle comfort...
Survival to next parity is related to milk production and metabolism of cows in early lactation
Health and lifespan of cows is associated with the start of a lactation. Results of a recent study at Dairy Campus show that cows that successfully reach the next parity, have higher fatty acid concentrations in blood in early lactation, and also have...
Wearing Gloves on a Dairy Farm
Wearing gloves is a very simple management practice that could help to reduce milk quality issues and limit spreading of contagious and environmental bacteria between quarters and cows....
Mammary stem cells challenge costly bovine disease
Mastitis is the most expensive disease in the dairy industry. Each clinical case can cost a dairy farmer more than $400 and damages both the cow’s future output as well as her comfort....
What is Mastitis Costing You?
Mastitis costs dairy farms more than any other disease. Control clinical and subclinical infections to improve milk quality and boost profitability, writes Amber Yutzy, Penn State Dairy Extension Educator....
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....
Managing Cow Lactation Cycles
Poor feeding management of cows can lead to shorter, lower yielding lactations and increase calving interval. This report by John Moran from Asia Dairy Network explains the changing feed requirements of cows over the lactation cycle and how to match this...
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. ...
What Can Dairy Care365™ Do for You?
Every day at Bridgewater Dairy, LLC, 240,000 pounds of milk – that’s more than 28,000 gallons – are marketed from northwestern Ohio to bottlers and supermarket chains throughout the Midwest. ...
Making Milk From Forage: Principles Are Important
To optimize milk component production from forages we must understand rumen fiber digestion and passage, says a leading US forage researcher. ...
 
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