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Ammonia reduction strategies for the cattle sector
Ammonia emissions from livestock present major challenges to the Northern Ireland agricultural industry. Funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) is currently conducting a major...
Bison calves leading the way to biobank creation
The wood and plains bison are majestic creatures weighing 1,200 pounds, but their conservation could depend on single-celled gametes (reproductive cells) that are measured in microns....
From meadow to plate: could cultured meat made from grass replace animals?
An affordable lab system that uses grass blades to turn cells into cultured meat has been developed at the University of Bath....
Preparing for Cattle Transport Saves Time, Money and Stress
With fall upon us, many producers are beginning to plan shipment of this year’s calf crop or moving cattle from summer pasture to crop residues, fall/winter pastures, or to a dry lot. ...
Tracking transboundary and emerging diseases
New project to use next-generation sequencing for faster bovine disease detection...
Reducing calves’ castration pain drives research
Reducing or mitigating the pain of castration for male beef calves is one of the main animal welfare concerns in the beef cattle industry today....
Researchers evaluate and identify consistent indicators to support sustainability on US ranches
Standardized ecological, social and economic indicators can help ranchers track and communicate about sustainability....
Keeping chocolate milk smooth, stable without carrageenan
Fat-free chocolate milk processed for the first time with high-pressure jet technology exhibits enhanced viscosity, stabilizing cocoa particles in the fluid and eliminating the need for adding a controversial emulsifier....
Genetic gain in the beef industry – Southern Multi-breed Project
University of New England (UNE) animal scientists will play a vital role in a multi-million-dollar collaborative research project that will help drive the rate and value of genetic progress in individual beef cattle herds and the beef industry as a whole. ...
Progressive limit feeding can impact profitability
Beef cattle producers could see greater profits in the finishing period with progressive limit feeding, according to research from University of Illinois scientists....
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....
Selecting an Optimum Breeding Season Length
Decisions in livestock production are never simple, but rather complex. Each decision or change in management results in multiple changes or outcomes downstream of the resulting change....
Mineral and Vitamin Considerations When Drylotting Cows
Managing cows in a drylot can be a way to maintain the herd when forage production is reduced due to drought or as a part of a system when pasture is unavailable for other reasons....
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. ...
Do beef cattle frame scores need updating?
I heard a seedstock breeder recently quip, “my father used to say, ‘don’t make too many breeding mistakes, because a lifetime may not be long enough if you do’.” If we are not keenly aware of the rapid speed of genetic change occurring within...
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