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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....
Dairy cows fed a low-energy diet around dry-off show signs of hunger
Researchers from Aarhus University have studied to which extent the feed energy density affects dairy cows’ feeding motivation during dry-off. ...
Helping dairy cattle deal with heat stress
Georgia’s summer heat can make it hard to do almost anything outside and, for dairy cows, that includes producing milk. Heat stress is inevitable in the Southeast U.S., and the first week of August had temperatures soaring past 100 degrees Fahrenheit....
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...
Five key points to consider when selecting teat dip for your herd
Irrespective of the season, never underestimate the importance of good udder hygiene....
Dairy Farms Biosecurity: Protecting against Infectious Diseases and Antibiotics Overuse
Biosecurity is a key element in the battle against antibiotic resistance. The goals of biosecurity are focused not only on the reduction or prevention of the introduction of new diseases from outside sources but also on the reduction or prevention of...
Fall Forage Management Tips
Fall is a great time to take care of some very important aspects for managing forage hay fields and pastures. Below is a list of things that when done in the fall can help avoid big headaches this winter and next spring or even next summer....
More space for climate and cow in dairy barn
Future stables are expected to be more in line with the natural behavior of cows, climate control, limiting emissions, reuse of waste, quality of manure and capital efficiency. That says Paul Galama of Wageningen Livestock Research. Together with colleagues...
New tuberculosis tests pave way for cow vaccination programs
Skin tests that can distinguish between cattle that are infected with tuberculosis (TB) and those that have been vaccinated against the disease have been created by an international team of scientists....
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....
Biosecurity for dairy farms - preventing the spread of disease
It pays to be conscientious about preventing and controlling infectious disease on the farm....
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....
Mycoplasma bovis: An emerging global disease
Changes in dairy herd management, primarily herd expansion, have turned mycoplasma mastitis into an emerging disease, writes Dr. Christina Boss, Global Senior Product Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. ...
 
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