Calving News

  • 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

  • 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

  • Update from the Field: Key Elements for an Effective SIF Prevention Strategy

    This webinar discusses nine inter-related initiatives emerging as central elements to any effective fatality prevention strategy. Join our experts Filip Coumans and Mariska Mulder as they explore efforts to mitigate SIF precursors. Following our ground-breaking research into the causes of serious injury and fatality (SIF), BST (now DEKRA Insight) shares collective experiences from ...


    By DEKRA Insight

  • 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 Animal Nutrition

  • 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

  • Utilisation of nitrogen and phosphate on dairy farms could be increased

    Nitrogen and phosphate are important fertilisers. But excessive amounts often found in fields and pastures end up polluting the ground and surface water. Furthermore, dairy farmers are squandering their profits by wasting these expensive fertilisers. The Koeien & Kansen [Cattle and Opportunities] project set up by two PhD candidates from Wageningen University, part of Wageningen UR, shows how ...

  • 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 ...

  • Hampel Wins an Award for the Calf-Tel Pen System at Society of Plastics Engineers Conference

    Germantown, Wis. - Oct. 15, 2013 – L.T. Hampel Corp.'s continuous innovation and commitment to quality have earned the company two awards in the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Division Parts Competition. Hampel won first place for its best-selling dairy calf housing product, Calf-Tel, in the twin sheet forming category. It also won second place for a hydraulic pump cover in ...


    By Hampel Corporation

  • Schmallenberg virus RNA in bovine semen

    In semen of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infected bulls low concentrations of SBV-RNA were found by CVI, but no viable SBV was detected in the semen of these bulls. The risk of SBV infection through insemination of cows and infection of the foetuses of these cows therefore seems to be very low. However this route of transmission cannot be entirely excluded yet. In order to study SBV excretion in ...

  • Exploring the Art of Cooperation – An Inter-regional High Level Dialogue

    The previous World Water Weeks have benefited from the debates of the Regional Days (Latin American, Africa, Asia), that have contributed to better understand what are the water-related developments and challenges within specific regions. The World Water Week 2013 moves a step beyond and aims at promoting inter-regional dialogue between the three regions. Two main reasons guide this strategic ...

  • National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Comment Period Elicits 410,000 Calls for Balance of Conservation and Development

    More than 410,000 Americans expressed support for permanent protection of critical wildlife areas within the National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska during a public comment period that closes today. The National Audubon Society and thousands of its supporters asked the Obama administration to adopt the so-called Alternative B management plan to ...


    By National Audubon Society

  • Deepwater Wind to Propose Offshore Wind Farm and Inter-State Transmission System to New York Power Authority

    Deepwater Wind hailed today’s announcement by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to jumpstart the process for developing a large offshore wind farm to serve downstate New York. NYPA has filed an application with the United States Department of the Interior to lease an offshore site at least 13 miles south of New York City and the western end of Long Island. NYPA ...


    By Deepwater Wind LLC

  • Santa trades in Sleigh for a Prius; Reindeer move on to new lives, new careers in the big apple

    Despite the fact that Christmas is long past, New Yorkers are experiencing reindeer sightings all over the city. Turns out, an equipment upgrade at the North Pole has led to unexpected - and welcome - career changes for Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. According to an announcement issued by the North Pole, in early December Santa came to the realization that there ...

  • Protecting Whales From the Sky: EcoHealth Alliance`s Annual Aerial Surveys of Endangered Right Whale Populations

    Getting a bird's eye view of North Atlantic right whales in a bid to save them from extinction; Charleston, S.C. survey flights from November 15, 2010 through April 15, 2011; St. Simon's Island, Ga. Survey flights from December 31, 2010 through March 31, 2011 ...


    By EcoHealth Alliance

  • The Arctic: where tourism meets conservation

    Greenland hit the headlines this week after a vast block of ice broke off from the country's Petermann Glacier. The 600-foot thick iceberg is around four times the size of Manhattan. Researchers monitoring the Greenland ice sheet have said it represents the largest single shedding of Greenland's ice sheet in fifty years. Breakages from Greenland's ice sheet (a process known as 'calving'), are not ...

  • Ice melting faster everywhere

    From the Arctic sea ice to the Antarctic interior and the mountainous peaks of Peru, Alaska, and Tibet, ice is melting at an alarming rate. The accelerating loss of ice sheets, sea ice, and glaciers is one of the most powerful and striking indicators of a warming climate. The most notable ice loss in recent years has been the shrinking of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. From the beginning of the ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Scientists find whales more endangered in Exxon, BP and Rosneft oil areas

    Oil and gas exploration by energy giants Exxon, BP and Rosneft is seriously threatening one of the world’s most critically endangered whales, according to a panel of top scientists in a new report. The Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP), composed of 11 scientists and representatives from Shell and Sakahlin Energy, met in April to discuss how oil and gas development affect the whales’ main ...


    By WWF International

  • Wilkins Ice Shelf hanging by its last thread, says ESA

    The Wilkins Ice Shelf is experiencing further disintegration that is threatening the collapse of the ice bridge connecting the shelf to Charcot Island. Since the connection to the island in the image centre helps to stabilise the ice shelf, it is likely the break-up of the bridge will put the remainder of the ice shelf at risk. This animation, comprised of images acquired by Envisat’s Advanced ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Freshwater runoff from Greenland Ice Sheet will more than double by the end of the century

    The Greenland Ice Sheet is melting faster than previously calculated according to a recently released scientific paper by University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher Sebastian H. Mernild. The study, published in the journal Hydrological Processes, is based on models using data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, as well as satellite images and observations from on the ground in ...

  • New Zealand glaciers shrinking

    New Zealand’s glaciers are shrinking and twelve of the largest glaciers in the Southern Alps are unlikely to return to their earlier lengths without extraordinary cooling of the climate. Research released by the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) today shows that the volume of ice in the Southern Alps has reduced by about 5.8 cubic kilometres, or almost 11%, in the past ...

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