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Aussie beef science supports African farmers
Australia's world-leading beef knowledge is being taught to South Africa's smallholder cattle farmers in a project that could deliver rewards on both sides of the Indian Ocean. ...
Equipment - Needed or Nice to Have?
For a cow-calf enterprise, the second largest expense after grazed and harvested feed is often overhead expenses related to labor and equipment....
The importance of observation in cattle handling
Understanding cow behaviour and changing how you act around them can save you time, reduce stress, and make your farm a safer place to work. It can be a huge source of frustration when cows don’t easily move when and where you want them to....
Five key points to consider when selecting teat dip for your herd
Irrespective of the season, never underestimate the importance of good udder hygiene....
Branding Cattle: Animal Welfare Considerations, Legal Implications and Alternatives
The tradition of gathering cattle to perform processing procedures is of historic and cultural importance, particularly in the western United States, writes Meredyth Jones, DVM, MS, DACVIM and associate professor in food animal medicine and surgery at...
Berry farmers put dairies’ plentiful waste products to use
Dairy farmers in Whatcom County generate nutrients in the form of cattle manure. Neighboring raspberry and blueberry farmers import nutrients in the form of fertilizer to maximize production. ...
How farm dams can maintain biodiversity on farm
Farm dams scattered across Australia have a vital role to play in conserving native animals, without compromising agricultural production. ...
Genome technology is blueprint to more productive herds
Genome technology has unlocked new cattle breeding methods which could improve fertility and lead to increases in profitability, sustainability and productivity....
Revealing the diversity of genes behind better alfalfa hay
Alfalfa is a major Northwest crop and an important food source for dairy cattle and other livestock worldwide....
Genetic link between cattle temperament and autism
A strong association between the genes influencing cattle temperament and autism in humans has been discovered by University of Queensland researchers....
Gene-edited livestock ‘surrogate sires’ successfully made fertile
For the first time, scientists have created pigs, goats and cattle that can serve as viable “surrogate sires,” male animals that produce sperm carrying only the genetic traits of donor animals....
There’s a (black soldier) fly in my soup
It may seem a little hard to swallow but the larvae of a waste-eating fly could become a new alternative protein source for humans, according to a University of Queensland scientist....
Pregnancy checking replacement heifers helps protect investment
Cattle producers who breed spring-calving replacement heifers about a month ahead of mature cows need to determine which heifers failed to conceive in their first breeding season, according to Oklahoma State University recommendations....
Studies highlight role of skin in fly-borne disease
Research underlines the importance of the route of infection for sleeping sickness parasites....
Agtech expert recommends sensor focus for government's biosecurity strategy
A leading agriculture expert from CQUniversity Australia has urged government not to ignore digital technologies in their budget commitment to national biosecurity initiatives....
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