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Veal Calves In The Netherlands
Veal is produced in the Netherlands according to stringent regulations. In 2008 the existing IKB quality scheme for veal calves was updated. IKB stands for Integrale Keten Beheersing – total surveillance of animal production. There are two separate schemes...
Adding Value To A Weaned Calf Marketing Systems
There has been much debate regarding the profitability of preconditioning calves. The debate seems to be similar to the one surrounding creep feeding and the question is always “does it pay?” Speaking at the Beef Improvement Forum, Mike John says...
Microbial Risks In Feeding Colostrum To Calves
Microbial contamination of colostrum can contribute to calfhood disease and can interfere with passive absorption of colostral antibodies, producers should adopt management strategies to reduce bacterial counts in colostrum fed to calves. S Godden from...
Sorting The Herd Out
Think before you jump because changes within a cow herd are hard to undo, By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist. ...
What Does It Cost To Rear A Replacement Heifer?
The decision a beef cattle producer must address regarding raising or purchasing replacement heifers is a critical decision that will affect the long-term whole-herd cost structure, according to Matt Hersom, Todd Thrift, and Joel Yelich from the University...
Creep Feeding Beef Calves
Creep feeding is a way to provide nursing calves with supplemental nutrients with the use of a gate that restricts the access of cows to the feeding area, says Eric Mousel, Extension range livestock specialist; Cody Wright, Extension beef specialist;...
Veal Production In The UK
With an increasing awareness of where food comes from, Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor unravels the consumer concerns surrounding veal production in the UK. ...
Effects Of Heat Stress On Dairy Calves
The objectives of this study by D. M. Meyer, M. J. Brouk, and L. C. Hollis were to investigate the possible effects of heat stress on calf growth and the development of active immunity....
Strategic Crossbreeding Recommended
For cow-calf producers, survival and operational profitability are reliant upon efficiently producing uniform calves for target markets in an economical fashion....
How Far Can Environmental Management Go Before Risking Health & Productivity?
Not much different in size from other dairy farms in the Netherlands, De Marke has much larger ambitions. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor looks at Wageninen University's research farm. ...
Too Much Grade?
Whilst recent statistics suggest that meat quality is improving, some believe this to be too much of a good thing. However, Miranda Reiman, Industry Information Specialist with Certified Angus Beef says there is no such thing as too much quality....
Getting The Dry Cow Fit For Purpose
Professor David Beever from Keenan addressed a seminar at the National All Breeds Show on dry cow nutrition, reports Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor....
Welfare Issues Associated With Calving
Speaking at the recent British Cattle Veterinary Association conference John Fishwick from the Royal Veterinary College discusses welfare issues associated with calving and how the veterinarian can help reduce potential problems. Charlotte Johnston TheCattleSite...
Cold Stress And Newborn Calves
Calf survival in northern climates can be a challenge, according to Lanette Butler Extension Educator, Russ Daly Extension Veterinarian, and Cody Wright Extension Beef Specialist....
The Advantages Of Yard Weaning Calves
This fact sheet produced by Meat and Livestock Australia compares yard and paddock weaning of calves, including how to successfully wean and the advantages and costs involved....
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