Dairy Farming Articles

  • Why in animal production feed efficiency is so important?

    Feed efficiency improvement in farms is a global challenge because: Feed efficiency is important for farmer’s profitability Available surface for agriculture and feed/forage production is decreasing Human population and food demand are increasing in quantity and quality (animal proteins) Feed costs are increasing (direct and inputs) ...


    By TIMAC Agro Italia

  • Equipment of dairy cattle manure treatment organic fertilizer

    Now we can see that many dairy farms, chicken farms and other farms are going to buy organic fertilizer equipment. Why? First of all, because the organic fertilizer production equipment can treat the manure of livestock and poultry into organic fertilizer, which fundamentally solves the ...

  • Project - Climate Feed

    Seaweed in cattle feed to reduce greenhouse gas from burping dairy cows Seaweed could contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. The research project Climate Feed will develop seaweed feed supplement with funding from Innovation Fund Denmark. There’s a huge potential in reducing cows’ emission of methane and, consequently, greenhouse gases. ...


    By Ocean Rainforest

  • Energy self-sufficient dairy farm fueled with biogas Kenya - Case Study

    A modern free stall zero grazing unit was built during 2012 for a herd of Holstein Friesian cattle located in Mweiga, Kenya. In free stall design, each cow is accorded individual attention in feeding, monitoring, comfort, proper ventilation and free passage. The unit has a capacity to hold 200 mature ...


    By Nocart Ltd.

  • Your Herd Vaccinations May not Always be Successful? Why?

    We hear a lot about how to protect yourself and others right now… and it is especially important to me because I am in a high-risk group (over 65 with underlining health conditions). In the Dairy Industry, we deal with high-risk groups ...


    By DHI Computing Service, Inc.

  • The Art of Feeding: Empty Bunks

    The Art of Feeding is techniques that require a person to observe or to act. This is what moves an average feeding department to excellence. In the last couple of weeks my brother in law was helping me put up a fence. He is a ...


    By DHI Computing Service, Inc.

  • Running an Efficiency Audit on your Feed Center

    If you are like most producers, at one point or another you toy with the idea of re-designing your feed center. Today there are lots of good examples of indoor feed centers and it yields the question, do I need a fancy feed center? If I take the plunge what will it do for me? Before jumping to a re-design, perhaps an ...


    By DHI Computing Service, Inc.

  • Dairy Labor Management: The Interview

    Most financial statements identify feed followed by labor as the items that cost the most on a dairy. Taxes, wages, and benefits are included in the financial definition for labor; however, I rarely see training and training time included. ...


    By DHI Computing Service, Inc.

  • Multifunctional production line equipment of cow manure organic fertilizer

    The organic fertilizer production line has the advantages of low energy consumption, small floor area, no odor, zero pollution and good ventilation. It only takes 1-2 days to deodorize. The organic fertilizer production line is compact in structure and advanced in technology. Harmless living bacteria ...

  • Choosing a tanker to fit the task

    Many factors are taken into consideration when choosing a slurry tanker. With the variety of makes, models and accessories involved, the options can be bewildering to both novice and seasoned buyers. The Major range of slurry handling equipment covers a variety of conditions for ...


    By Major Equipment

  • Animal Feed Machine Made Feed Pellets For Horse Farming

    In ancient times, horses were the main driving force of agricultural production, transportation, and military activities. With the power machinery invention and wide application, field operations were almost replaced by tractors. Horses are mainly used for equestrian sports and the production of milk and meat. The modern horse industry has received good development in ...

  • Swine Production Tips and Feeding Strategies to Dodge Temperature Variations : Beating the Heat in Farrowing!

    The effects of heat stress on lactating sows has been studied by several research institutions worldwide.  We can look at primiparous (first parity) or multi-parous sows but the results are similar (Williams, 2009) For this discussion, let us look at farrowing room environment conditions of 68°F (desired) vs. 77°F (hot).  The period that should be most scrutinized is the ambient ...


    By Jyga Technologies

  • What is the use of cow dung?

    There are three uses of cow dung: 1. Processing cattle manure into organic fertilizer by organic fertilizer machine: it can be processed into organic manure, which is mainly sold to ecological plantation, orchard, flower plantation, etc. 2. Ferment cow dung as biogas digester: concentrate cow dung and ferment it as biogas digester to convert it into electric energy, and in the process of biogas ...

  • Things You Need To Know About Dairy Cattle Feed Pellets Formulations

    Dairy cattle’s stomach is different from pigs, horses, rabbits, and other livestock, generally, feed without sufficient chewing will reach the stomach. It is not only large in volume but also different in structure and function from that of single stomach livestock. Animal feed machine is indispensable equipment to make ...

  • What Are The Common Feeds For Tilapia Breeding

    Tilapia is a tropical fish native to Africa. There are more than 100 species of tilapia, including subspecies. Tilapia has the characteristics of fast growth, high yield, miscellaneous food, few diseases, and strong reproduction. Tilapia is an omnivorous fish. In natural conditions, the food of tilapia is mainly composed of phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthic organisms and organic ...

  • Project Geronimo 2 - Case Study

    Geronimo 2 is a 30 month initiative, supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme, which aims to work closely with dairy and pig farmers from across Europe to unlock the potential that biogas can offer as a cost effective and environmentally friendly means of managing ...

  • AerationWorks Upgrade at Leprino Foods Dairy Processing Plant

    Aeration System Upgrade Relationship Leprino Foods is one of the largest global producers of mozzarella cheese with numerous plant facilities in the U.S. and overseas. They pride themselves on producing “the best dairy products available,” and as an industry leader state that they “settle for nothing less than excellence.” This attitude for their products is also ...

  • SomaDetect Integration: Platform

    SomaDetect is a precision dairy technology company milk quality and dairy data company with offices in Fredericton, NB, Buffalo, NY and Thorold, ON. SomaDetect has designed and produced an in-line sensor that measures critical dairy-quality indicators from every cow at every milking.  SomaDetect’s technology uses no consumables, chemicals, or cartridges, and with no lost milk. ...

  • Not just milk-and-water

    As global demand for milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy products continues to grow, cost and energy management concerns are driving the introduction of new technologies in dairies to optimize and control costs of water usage.  In dairy plants, water usage is one of the major costs in the processing of the milk that is both a direct product and a primary raw material used to manufacture ...


    By Veolia Water Technologies

  • The Science of Genetics & Its Application to Aquaculture

    Genetics is defined as that branch of the biological sciences devoted to the study of inherited variation. Genetics investigations deal with the “why” and “how” of this variation, examining both the origin of inherited variability and the resulting outward expression of characters due to this variability. The applications of genetics in today’s society are far ...

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