cow-calf Articles

  • December Composting Roundup

    Houston, Texas: Composting Sites Weather Hurricane Harvey The LETCO Group LLC, which does business as Living Earth™, is a Dallas-based composting and mulch production company with 18 processing facilities that include retail yards located in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region and Houston, and 3 stand-alone retail yards. BioCycle contacted Mark Rose, president and CEO of The LETCO Group, to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Seasonality & optimal calf care

    Changing seasons, and challenging seasonal extremes (cold, heat and humidity), add extra challenges for a young calf and the caregivers management must be dynamic in order to provide optimal care. A reminder of calf needs should be outlined, especially with the primary calf worker(s). Topics of focus should involve: Optimal nutrition, the importance of access to clean water, clean and dry resting ...


    By Grober Nutrition USA

  • Grober Calf Coat

    Keep them warm and they will grow Did you know…when a calf is comfortable they will turn feed into gain more efficiently. In other words, a calf that isn’t comfortable will need more milk. Since keeping warm is energetically expensive it’s important to understand that a warm calf has more energy to grow! By using a Calf Coat they will use less energy for body ...


    By Grober Nutrition USA

  • 5 C’s Of Calf Care

    Every producer has individual opportunities and challenges due to their housing environment and management strategy. The key to maximizing growth, health, and long-term profitability is establishing a sound system of care for your pre-ruminant livestock. No matter the system you choose, ensuring these 5 keys to management are acknowledged and defined for you and your team will enhance the ...


    By Grober Nutrition USA

  • Cow-pattie power

    On a massive cattle feedlot located outside the town of Vegreville, Alta., the pungent odour of cow manure is masked by the sweet smell of the province’s energy future. Turning cattle dung — “brown gold,” as some call it — into green power and other valuable byproducts is a made-in-Alberta energy solution that is not only sustainable and energy efficient, but also ...


    By Himark bioGas Inc

  • Clean, green and powered by cow patties

    Two dome-like structures rise out of the thick ice fog of a Prairie winter day. From a distance, a science-fiction city seems to be taking shape on the rolling grasslands of east-central Alberta. Then, as you draw near, another sensation takes hold – the oppressively pungent odour of cow manure. On this day, the enveloping fog is making the smell worse than usual, explains Bern ...


    By Himark bioGas Inc

  • Reducing the Environmental Impact of Cows` Waste

    No disrespect to cows, but they produce a lot of gas. And while farmers may be unfazed by the smell, the gas is methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gases. Across the globe, livestock spew 14.5 percent of all greenhouse gases (methane, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and fluorinated gases) released in the environment, and over half that comes specifically from cows, according to a United ...


    By Ohio State University

  • KESC`s GM suggests making the most of cows

    The Express Tribute with the International Herald Tribune 'Gas recovered from cow manure in Landhi and Korangi can be very useful' Karachi: No questions on load shedding, warned the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) General Manager Mohammed Omar Ghaznavi at the beginning of his speech at an energy awareness seminar on Wednesday. "It is not an easy take to fulfill the energy ...


    By Himark bioGas Inc

  • Cows and kin: innovations and issues in post-Soviet indigenous communities

    In the wake of communism's fall, the majority of rural Russia's inhabitants were left without the state farm agricultural infrastructure that fed and employed them. Most adapted by innovating to create new forms that combined pre-Soviet subsistence practices with contemporary modes. This paper explores one group's innovation, 'cows-and-kin'. Viliui Sakha, the highest latitude horse and cattle ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Lead and zinc content of cows' milk affected by varying traffic density

    This study was conducted to investigate the influence of vehicle emissions on zinc and lead content of cow's milk, grazing at 15 different locations near to roadsides in Sakarya, Turkey. The results obtained for zinc were between 1262 μg kg−1 and 6566 μg kg−1. An acceptable range of zinc content from various sides confirmed the absence of possible toxicological risks in this region. The lead ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Potential of Eisenia fetida for vermicomposting of garden trimmings spiked with cow dung

    The garden residues and trimmings were vermicomposted in order to mitigate environmental problems caused by them. The results of experiments indicated that the addition of Garden Trimmings (GT) up to 30% with cow dung (CD) produced good quality vermicompost in terms of increased NPK status as well as decrease in C : N and C : P ratio. A comparison of the decomposition of GT + CD in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Co-composting of coir pith and cow manure: initial C/N ratio vs physico-chemical changes

    Background:As objective of this study was focused on efficacy of composting of a recalcitrant organic waste material, co-composting of coir pith with cow manure and rice bran was endeavored to evaluate influence of initial C/N ratios, i.e., 30, 25, and 20, on physico-chemical changes, e.g., temperature, pH, organic matter (OM) degradation, and total nitrogen (TN) losses. Results:Results showed ...

  • Agronomic impact of earthworms, cow dung compost, vermicompost and chemical fertilisers on growth and yield of brinjal ( Solanum melongena )

    The pot experiment was conducted to assess the impact of live earthworm + cattle dung (as feed), cow dung compost, vermicompost, chemical fertilisers and control (without fertiliser) on growth and yield of brinjal (S. melongena). Growth and yield parameters were significantly superior in the pots treated with live earthworms as compared to other fertiliser inputs at 5% level. The plant height ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New Mexico Business Weekly Passing biogas: R-Qubed project converts cow manure to methane

    Some locals sarcastically joke that the stretch of dairy farms along Interstate 10 south of Las Cruces should be re-named “Buenos Aires” (fresh air). It’s a reference to a less than aromatic sector of I-10 in southern New Mexico, not a reflection on the capital of Argentina. But that soon might change, thanks to a US$72 million plan by R-Qubed Energy Inc. of El Paso to build ...


    By entec biopower gmbh

  • Vermicomposting of solid textile mill sludge spiked with cow dung and horse dung: a pilot-scale study

    This paper reports the vermicomposting of Solid Textile Mill Sludge (STMS) spiked with Cow Dung (CD) and Horse Dung (HD) in a six-month pilot-scale experiment employing Eisenia foetida. Growth and fecundity of Eisenia foetida were significantly affected by temperature variations. The lesser number of cocoons and hatchlings were produced in pilot scale experiments than in controlled temperature ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Performance of lactating dairy cows fed macerated forage conserved as silage and hay case study

    The effect of forage maceration at harvest on silage characteristics and its effects on lactation performance of Holstein cows were determined. Either a roller conditioner or a prototype forage macerator manufactured by PA-MI were used to cut a 25-ha field of alfalfa (Medicago saliva) forage. The harvested forage was wilted and preserved as silage or hay. Maceration of alfalfa forage resulted in ...


  • Greenhouse gas, animal performance, and bacterial population structure responses to dietary monensin fed to dairy cows

    Received for publication January 27, 2009. The present study investigated the effects of a feed additive and rumen microbial modifier, monensin sodium (monensin), on selected variables in lactating dairy cows. Monensin fed cows (MON, 600 mg d–1) were compared with untreated control cows (CON, 0 mg d–1) with respect to the effects of monensin on the production of three greenhouse gases (GHG), ...

  • Co-digestion of bovine slaughterhouse wastes, cow manure, various crops and municipal solid waste at thermophilic conditions: a comparison with specific case running at mesophilic conditions

    A co-digestion process was evaluated when mixing different ratios of agro-industrial residues, i.e. bovine slaughterhouse waste (SB); cow manure (M); various crop residues (VC); and municipal solid waste (MSW) by anaerobic batch digestion under thermophilic conditions (55 °C). A selected study case at mesophilic condition (37 °C) was also investigated. The performance of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Vermiculture for sustainable horticulture agronomic impact studies of earthworms, cow dung compost and vermicompost vis-a-vis chemical fertilisers on growth and yield of lady's finger (Abelmoschus esculentus)

    Pot experiment was conducted to assess the performance of live earthworms and vermicompost on growth and yield of lady's finger (Abelmoschus esculentus). Among the various treatments, live earthworm + cattle dung (as feed), cow dung compost, vermicompost, chemical fertiliser and control were organised. The results indicated that all growth and yield parameters were found superior and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Understanding the Fat in your Milk Replacer

    Fat digestion in the young calf Commercial milk replacers are often compared and evaluated based on the percentage of protein and fat on the label.  Discussion rarely delves into what makes up the components of fat and its effects on digestion, absorption or growth.  Fats are comprised of short chain, medium chain and long chain fatty acids.  The length of the chain is ...


    By Grober Nutrition USA

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