Calf Farming News

  • Suburban woman destined for dairy

    Ebony was one of three young panel members who provided a practical farming perspective and explained their career goals. Ebony, 20, grew up in suburbia near McLaren Vale but her stock agent grandfather Allan Peglar and herd improvement uncle David Peglar made sure she knew about and loved the dairy industry. ...


    By Dairy News Australia

  • Looking for data-loving dairy farmers

    Participating herds will have their two-year-old heifers DNA tested (genotyped) and classified for free and have the option to test young female calves at a discount. They also receive a year’s free subscription to the HerdData app and early access to DataGene’ s reports and tools under development. ...


    By Dairy News Australia

  • One herd test can help cut antibiotic use on-farm

    That was the message from Dr John Penry who spoke to the Herd ’19 conference in Bendigo, recently, about ways dairy farmers can reduce the use of antibiotics on-farm. ...


    By Dairy News Australia

  • Agri-Plastics introduces Flex Hutch for improved efficiency in outdoor calf housing

    Agri-Plastics, an Ontario-based manufacturer of calf housing solutions, has introduced Flex Hutch™ for improved efficiency in an outdoor hutch system. “Flex Hutch makes it much easier to care for calves in two- and three-calf hutch systems” said Agri-Plastics Owner Darren VanBuuren. “Instead of opening three doors, one for each calf, for example, the caregiver only has to ...


    By Agri-Plastics Mfg

  • Drones could be used as a tool to enhance precision ag

    The tech industry is always about the latests trends and the coolest gadgets. And for farmers, it’s even better when that technology can be used to make them better at their jobs. At the Colorado Farm show on Thursday at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley, producers had a chance to learn more about the way drones can help them with precision agriculture. Precision ag is the ability to ...


    By Agribotix LLC

  • Warm your engines – AfiFarm 5.2 is almost here!

    Afimilk will soon unveil AfiFarm 5.2, a software version that will mark a new era in dairy farm management programs.  Live dashboards for the herd manager in the office and the milking manager in the rotary parlor Most advanced touchscreen rotary parlor console New mobile applications for cow IDs and information, calving detection, and more.  Visit us ...


    By Afimilk Ltd

  • MPs Respond to Invitation to Tour a Dairy Farm

    Today, the Bühlmann family of Sonibrand Farms opened their barn doors to their federal Member of Parliament Francis Drouin, along with several other Liberal MPs and staff from the Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), for a guided tour of their family farm. Located 45 minutes from Parliament Hill, the Bühlmann’s own and operate a modern dairy farm, milking 100 cows with two robotic ...


    By Dairy Farmers of Canada

  • First Arrival W/Encrypt Now Available In 45# Size For Larger Operations

    As First Arrival w/Encrypt has expanded usage across a wide cross-section of dairy operations, including large operations, we have received a lot of interest for a larger size! Our new 45# size of First Arrival w/Encrypt Powder will treat 125 calves for the two week feeding program that is helping producers across the nation avoid scours and raise healthier, more productive calves. ...


    By DBC Ag Products

  • Cow-calf Producers: Pay Attention to Livestock Nutrition Needs, Especially After Calving

    As livestock producers move from winter feed to spring grazing, they should pay extra attention to spring-calving beef cows to make sure their nutritional needs are met, says a beef cattle expert with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. That could mean leading the animals away from early green grass this spring, said John Grimes, beef ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Lallemand Animal Nutrition launches a new solution: YANG

    We are pleased to introduce our new solution for livestock producers and pet food application: YANG, the yeast association new generation*. An innovation born of Lallemand research and the expertise of our various divisions — such as oenology, animal and human nutrition — YANG is a synergistic alliance of specific strains of inactivated ...


    By Lallemand Inc.

  • Silage Making and Liquid Fertiliser Tanks

    It’s silage-making time across many of the UK’s farms and the weather is holding to get silage-making done, according to Wiltshire Times. With most days last week having been dry, Thursday did bring rain, but the timing was just right, as in many cases, first-cut silage was completely dry. The first process in silage making is cutting the crop, after which it needs to be left to wilt ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Discussing fiber degradation and dairy cow development in Denmark

    A technical meeting “from Calf to cow” recently organized in Kibæk, Denmark, was attended by 45 farmers. A panel of four external contributors allowed to cover complementary topics from calf to cow nutrition. Panel comprises of external vet, nutritionists and feedmillers. The discussions were rich and animated, and topics such as calves daily growth and fiber digestibility ...


    By Lallemand Inc.

  • Creep Feed Research and Vertical and Horizontal Storage Tanks

    According to the Farmers Guardian, new research indicates that feeding high protein creep to suckled calves improves growth rates. However, Rumenco’s David Thornton states that adjusting the margins and varying the formulation of the creep can improve formulations and therefore its end results. The creep feed used throughout the study comprised rolled barley, sugar beet feed, molasses and ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • OSU Extension: Acorn Poisoning a Potential Threat to Cattle, Sheep

    The increase in this year’s fall acorn crop means that livestock producers who have oak trees in their pastures need to be on the lookout -- acorns from these trees could cause kidney failure in their animals, particularly in cattle and sheep. Acorn poisoning can be a significant issue for producers, especially in feeder calves that are more susceptible to developing kidney failure after ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Vermeer Interview Lands Indiana Farmer Brand New Round Hay Baler For The Year

    A brief interview with Mary Vermeer Andringa, President and CEO of Vermeer Corporation, at the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) last February - plus the luck of a draw among 130 participants – has landed a Floyd Knobs, Ind. farmer a brand new Vermeer hay baler for the entire year. Billy Hollis, who owns and operates a cow-calf operation just northwest of Floyd Knobs, was one of the 130 ...


    By Vermeer

  • Canada, Applications for Western Livestock Price Insurance Now Available

    Applications are now being accepted for a new livestock price insurance product designed to help cattle and hog producers manage unexpected price declines. The Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (WLPIP), announced by federal and Western provincial ministers on January 24, 2014, enables livestock producers to purchase price protection on cattle and hogs in the form of an insurance policy. ...

  • Lallemand Animal Nutrition present at the EAAP 64th Annual Meeting 2013

    Lallemand Animal Nutrition took an active part in the EAAP Annual meeting in Nantes, the European rendezvous of animal science, both as a Gold sponsor and through scientific contribution. Several delegates from the company represented the ruminant and monogastric R&D teams. Such event illustrated perfectly Lallemand commitment to the advancement of animal research.  In this scientific ...


    By Lallemand Inc.

  • Dutch antibiotic use in pigs lower than Danish

    The National Food Institute, part of the Technical University of Denmark, and LEI Wageningen UR made an analysis of the antibiotic use in pigs in Denmark and The Netherlands. The analysis shows that in 2012, The Netherlands used approximately 20% less antibiotics in pigs than Denmark. For several years now, Denmark is known for its low veterinary antibiotic use. However, the overall ...

  • Monitoring cow nutrition

    This month 2013 NMR/RABDF Gold Cup winner Bill Higgins updates us on the latest news from Wilderley Hall Farm, Pulverbatch, Shropshire, and in particular cow nutrition. Following on from last month’s article we are a third of the way through the maize and the bucket brush is in full use. It does surprise me that after only six loads of maize from the first field we were checked out by the ...

  • Florida cattle ranchers seek locally grown label

    Under the "Fresh From Florida" marketing campaign offered by the state's agriculture officials to stores and consumers, people are encouraged to buy things that are grown and raised in the Sunshine State. Alligator, tomatoes and, of course, oranges are on the list. One thing isn't highlighted: Florida beef. That's because, unlike many other states, it's nearly impossible to buy beef that's been ...


    By Associated Press

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