individual-calf housing Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • Leveraging in-house R&D competencies for a new market: how Corning pioneered fibre optics

    This paper examines how established firms create new (radical) technologies by re-deploying existing knowledge into other domains than those in which that knowledge was originally accumulated. Drawing from the strategy and the innovation research, the analysis focuses on some of the mechanisms firms can use in developing a new technology. More specifically, we study the following mechanisms: the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Characterization of microbial communities in exhaust air treatment systems of large-scale pig housing facilities

    Exhaust air treatment has gained importance as an essential factor in intensive livestock areas due to the rising emissions in the environment. Wet filter walls of multi-stage exhaust air treatment systems precipitate gaseous ammonia and dust particles from exhaust air in washing water. Microbial communities in the biomass developed in the washing water of five large-scale exhaust air treatment ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improved Performance Through Weaning

    Weaning can be a stressful event for calves.  Taking the time to wean gradually can help reduce that stress and give the calf time to adjust their eating patterns to include more starter.  It is important to establish the right time to wean ensuring (a) the calf has received enough milk for optimal growth and (b) is consuming enough starter to wean gently and not lose body condition ...


    By Grober Nutrition USA

  • Bull Calves Need Care Too

    By far, most bull calves will never become a lasting benefit to a dairy herd, and as such may not always receive the same level of care that heifer calves do. Harmonizing your calf rearing programs will yield positive results for all calves and your bottom line. All calves require excellent care, especially in the first few days of life. Without adequate, timely colostrum and proper ...


    By Grober Nutrition USA

  • Maximize Growth Potential & Production

    Every farm environment has unique opportunities and challenges. Your young animals’ performance is determined by your ability to recognize their specific needs and to make the necessary adjustments to your feeding program based on their genetic potential, housing environment, and environmental conditions. The greater the producers’ ability to recognize the challenges of the ...


    By Grober Nutrition USA

  • Quality factors of the residential environment in urban planning

    Urban planning could improve a wide range of residential environment quality aspects. The variety of valuation in the planning process is always subjective. The best assessor of the established product is the resident himself. A scientific study completed by the authors was an attempt to find a way to determinate the efficiency of urban handling and reconstructions. A hypothesis was formed on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Bettapork, Queensland, Australia

    MagFans are whisper quiet and consume far less power than any other similar size fans on our farm. Bettapork in Queensland, Australia, is a 2000 sow full line production with three individual sites for sows, weaners and finishers. Laurie Brosnan is one of the owners and is in charge of the production, and Laurie is constantly working to optimize his production, save energy, and increase ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Pore water sampling in acid sulfate soils: a new peeper method

    Received for publication April 9, 2009. This study describes the design, deployment, and application of a modified equilibration dialysis device (peeper) optimized for sampling pore waters in acid sulfate soils (ASS). The modified design overcomes the limitations of traditional-style peepers, when sampling firm ASS materials over relatively large depth intervals. The new peeper device uses ...

  • Adding value to a company's selling activity through knowledge management: a case study

    One of the many knowledge management challenges is the need to create systems and procedures that share individual or tacit knowledge throughout the organisation. The paper traces the development of such a system in a medium-sized chemical company designed to add value to its selling activity. The knowledge management system was built in-house using available software and was designed to interact ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evapotranspiration bed system for the wastewater from scenic and environmentally sensitive areas

    The Onsite Wastewater Treatment (OWT), also commonly known as Septic Tank System, is supposedly to provide adequate treatment for individual private dwellings.  In reality, because of its poor efficiency and lack of sound engineering design, the OWT has become a modern façade to pollute the land and groundwater resource.  The evapotranspiration bed (ET-bed) system can effectively ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The evolution of deconstruction

    Deconstructing, as opposed to demolishing, abandoned buildings will revitalize our cities by reducing waste, creating green jobs, providing high-quality recycled materials for new construction, and more. Neil Seldman UNDER a research grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources in l999, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) researched deconstruction as a community ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Influence of some biological wastes and their combination on growth and reproduction potential of earthworm, Eisenia fetida and their effect on plant growth

    Effect on growth and reproduction potential of animal wastes viz., cow, goat, horse and a domestic waste (used tea dust) and their combinations to the earthworm, Eisenia fetida, was studied under laboratory conditions. The effect of above on growth aspects of Bhendi crop was compared with the normal compost individually under green house conditions. The effects on growth were assessed for ten ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Can bats reduce nut farmers’ pesticide use?

    Ecologist Katherine Ingram is on a quest to quantify the economic value of insect-eating bats in walnut groves. For the past three years, Katherine Ingram has had a most unusual summer job: catching bats and studying their droppings to see what they eat. A doctoral student in ecology at the University of California, Davis, Ingram is exploring the role bats can play as winged ...


    By Ensia

  • 92-year old “Bluebird Man” is the epitome of citizen science in action

    We often think of citizen or crowd-sourced science as a flashy, new function of our modern, inter-connected world. But public participation in research has been happening for much of human history and often involves people of all generations. The documentary “Bluebird Man” features ...


    By Ensia

  • Growbags (Coco slabs)

    Keeping up with the latest grow techniques and products are probably becoming increasingly important for an ardent farmer or gardener in today’s rapidly changing world. Cultivating fast growing plants is becoming a priority especially if it is a method that is 100% natural. Designed and created to suit all requirements Coir Grow bag, also known as Coco slabs, is an easy, useful and ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Distribution of Pesticide Residues Within Homes in Central New York State

    Abstract  Residues for 17 pesticides were analyzed in 41 households in central New York State that represented farm, rural, and urban houses. Samples were taken in both summer and winter of 2000–2001 from the same households from four locations; family room carpet; adjacent smooth floor; flat tabletop surface; and settled dust collected in a Petri dish on a tabletop. Pesticide residues were ...


    By Springer

  • Goldman Prize winners fight and inspire

    Every April around Earth Day, six remarkable people from each of the world’s habitable continents travel to San Francisco to receive “the Nobel of grassroots environmental activism,” the Goldman Environmental Prize. Created by San Francisco ...


    By Ensia

  • Development Series: Standard vs Equity Property Condition Assessment (PCA) Report

    Understand the differences between Property Condition Assessment Reports If you’re making a significant investment on a piece of property, you will likely want to know if the HVAC will stop working in a year, or if the roof will need replacing in five, or if the cracking in the brick masonry means there is a bigger issue going on structurally.  So how do you go about uncovering ...


    By PM Environmental

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