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Condition Scoring to Improve Cash Flow
Investing in nutrition and genetics to improve cow condition at calving can directly increase annual farm income, says Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
Housing and Management Biggest Contributors to Welfare
Serious welfare risks to cattle and calves in the EU, identified in a scientific review by the EFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW), were associated with housing and management....
Transitioning to a Polled Herd
Transitioning to a polled herd may take 30 years by visual selection but this time can be cut significantly by using the poll gene marker test, according to the Australian Beef CRC. ...
Improving Young Breeder Performance
Fourth generation Tieyon Station owners Paul and Jo Smith record the fertility, growth and calving rates of their young breeding stock as they re-build herd numbers. ...
Changing Farming Practices Accompany Major Shifts in Farm Structure
Changing production practices, including adoption of labour-saving innovations, have contributed to and been affected by increases in both agricultural productivity and the concentration of production, write Erik O'Donoghue, James MacDonald, Utpal Vasavada...
Demand More From Feeders
In the face of tough feeding margins and negative breakevens, cattlemen should still expect more from their feeders, says one of their own, according to Certified Angus Beef. ...
Effect of Stocking Rate on Performance and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
With EU targets of a 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2020, agriculture will be required to share the burden of emissions reductions. However, in the context of the targets set out in Food Harvest 2020 for an increase...
How Much Forage Does a Beef Cow Consume Each Day?
It’s March, and for cow-calf producers in the Northern Great Plains, the majority of the cows are calving or are about to start calving. Spring grass isn’t that far away, but it seems like it really is a long time before spring turnout. Cow-calf producers...
Back to Basics: Beef Production Stages
The production year of the cow herd is typically broken down into four physiological stages of production. Amy Radunz, from the University of Wisconnsin reviews these stages and offers some key management strategies to consider during these periods....
Land Application of Livestock and Poultry Manure
Factors affecting the fertiliser value of manure and recommendations for application are covered by Mark Risse, Extension Engineer at the University of Georgia's Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, as well as practical aspects on how...
Virginia Cattle - How Do We Stack Up?
The Virginia Retained Ownership Program (ROP) offers Virginia cow-calf producers the opportunity to retain ownership on a portion of their calf crop (as few as 5 head). This scheme, and others like it across the country, allow producers to pool their...
2012 Holds a Mixed Bag for Cattle Feeders
Feeding cattle had its high and low points of profitability last year, writes Shane Ellis, University of Illinois....
What do Feedyards Want?
Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator at the University of Ohio shares information from the Cattleman's Roundup meeting and Five Rivers Feeding. ...
Heavyweight Calves/ Stockers Could Make Money
“Rain or shine, wet or dry, do you want to make more money from your cows next year?” asks a Texas AgriLife Research forage scientist....
Winter Feeding Of Pregnant & Lactating Suckler Cows
A survey among Irish discussion group members indicated that in apportioning the feed costs of a suckler cow about two-thirds was attributable to winter feed, mainly silage, and one-third to grazed grass, writes Liam Fitzgerald, Teagasc Animal and Grassland...
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