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Dairying In Viet Nam
On a recent visit to Viet Nam, Stuart Lumb got the opportunity to visit three dairy units and a processing facility. He writes about them here for TheCattleSite. ...
Farming In The Falklands
With over a million sheep and almost 5,000 cattle on an area the size of Wales, the unique farming industry of the Falkland Islands is explored. Lucy Towers, TheCattleSite Newsdesk Assistant, discusses the farming limitations and challenges faced with...
A Chaotic Beef Industry
The beef world is changing. Reversing the trend of decreasing cow numbers is proving to be traumatic, but one should avoid the word chaotic because the beef world has a lot of structure and is far from disorganised, writes BeefTalk from the North Dakota...
The Benefits Of Seasonal Dairy Operations
The Southwest Research Center Dairy near Mt. Vernon, Missouri, provides an example of how dairies can operate seasonally and give family members some rest each year while also increasing profits....
Maximise Value Of 2011 Calf Crop
Producers soon will be weaning calves and finalising marketing decisions. North Dakota State University Extension Service beef cattle specialist, Carl Dahlen, discusses how producers can capture the most value from their calf crop....
Make Sure You Know What Your Gross Margins Are
When a producer understands gross margins, he or she can start to appreciate what dollars are available to work with, says Kris Ringwall, North Dakota Beef Extension....
The Economics Of Different Milk Production Systems
This article summarises the results produced by a profit maximising whole-farm economic model that was employed to identify financially optimal milk production systems for a typical Northern Ireland farm under varying market conditions. The systems assessed...
Economics Of Dairy Beef Production Systems
Paul Crosson and Edward O'Riordan from the Teagasc Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre look at different beef production systems, and determine which is the most profitable. ...
Systems Of Production For Male Calves From The Dairy Herd
Researchers at the Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Teagasc, Ireland, look at the different production methods for male calves from the dairy herd. ...
Impact Of Dystocia On Newborn Calf Vigour
The effects of dystocia on calves are discussed by Dr Ken Leslie, from the University of Guelph, Canada. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite Editor reports. ...
Decision Time For Cow-Calf Producers: Grass Vs Grain
The cow-calf business is reaching a Y in the road. The challenge is choosing from a list of well-established enterprises and those added to the list that part ways with a grass- and grain-based industry, writes North Dakota State University....
Aardema Dairies: It Pays To Look After Heifers
Jordan Leak is Operations Manager for Aardema Dairies in Idaho. Managing 25,000 cows on seven dairies, Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite Editor reports on the company's Sawtooth South Calf Ranch, from the Large Herd Conference. ...
Efficient Farming Improves Environment & Profits
Improving the efficiency of milk production could produce significant annual savings and potentially cut the environmental impacts of the industry by up to a third, according to new research from Northwest Spain. ...
Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Food Production
The UK's Low Carbon Transition Plan calls for an 18 per cent reduction on the 2008 levels of greenhouse gas emissions, which stood at 610 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent, writes Chris Harris. ...
Suckler Beef Production In Ireland: Animal Productivity
Research by Paul Crosson and Mark McGee, at Teagasc Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre focuses on profitability for suckler beef production. This section looks at animal productivity....
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