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Buying and selling cattle link individual farms to thousands of other farms with each purchase
Understanding the complex networks of “contact chains” between British farms, could help identify potential routes for spread of infections and improve disease control strategies for the cattle industry....
Sorghum seems promising as a fodder crop in the Netherlands
Sorghum can replace silage maize. This is evident from a literature study by Wageningen Livestock Research. ...
Aarhus University professor wants to decriminalise cows
As of 1 September 2020, Mette Olaf Nielsen has been appointed professor in “Production and Lactation Physiology in Ruminants” at Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University. Mette will contribute to solving the agriculture’s climate challenge...
Domestication insight could aid livestock development
The genetic makeup of water buffalo and cattle responded to breeding for human use in similar ways, study shows....
Test around the effect of the feed strategy on manure quality, emissions
The formation of greenhouse gases (GHG) on cattle farms is strongly related to the food management on a farm....
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....
Why food loss and waste are among our biggest sustainability challenges, and how we can create change
It is estimated that to feed the world’s population in 2050, we will need to produce 56 percent more calories than we do today....
Tips for pre-conditioning calves
As college kids leave home for the first time, it is important that they transition with a plan that includes being current on immunizations, following good study habits, establishing self-control at the buffet counter and having financial support in...
Vaccination Of The Beef Herd: Tips to Remember
Vaccines stimulate the immune system of the animal to produce antibodies. Antibodies (or immunoglobulins) are proteins created by cells in the blood or in various lymphoid tissues that can be found in the intestine or upper respiratory tract. ...
The importance of cattle to climate, land use and nutrition
An article in the scientific journal "Foods" describes various Danish dietary patterns and their impact on carbon footprint, land use and nutrition, focusing on the importance of beef in various dietary patterns....
Herding-cattle, wild buffalo from space
More than 1000 feral buffalo and unmanaged cattle roaming Northern Australia will be tagged and tracked as part a satellite herd-tracking program, announced today by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO....
Beat Costs And Boost Yields With Bale Grazing
Many Canadian producers have taken steps to extend their grazing period and provide forage for cattle outside of confinement and away from corrals. ...
K-State research among first to analyze safety of industrial hemp as cattle feed
A pair of studies at Kansas State University is bringing new insight to farmers and producers seeking to incorporate industrial hemp in cattle feed....
Bale Grazing Checks The Boxes For Three Canadian Producers
Beef farmers everywhere are looking to reduce costs, decrease their workload, and improve the carrying capacity of their pastures. Bale grazing is a production practice that can help....
Wellness for dairy cows
Does butter taste better when the cows are happy? ...
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