Cattle Feeding Articles

  • Managing Livestock Medicine

    In an ideal world, our cattle would never get sick. But this is the real world, and you need to be prepared. Not only should you have the right medical supplies for your livestock on hand, but also be aware of how to store and handle your livestock medicine. Storage Facilities Ideally, maintaining a facility that stores your medicine will keep you organized. Of course, you ...


    By Lakeland Group

  • The Ins and Outs of Cattle Nutrition

    They say, “You are what you eat.” What goes in and out of our bodies is obviously important for our general health and maintenance. Well, the same holds true for our cattle as well, but with one main difference: Where we only have one stomach to worry about, they have four! Cattle are animals technically classified as ruminants, a distinction that includes sheep, ...


    By Lakeland Group

  • Florida Dairy Succeeds With AD System

    North Florida dairy with 6,100 mature cows and 5,500 replacements installed anaerobic digestion system that is yielding multiple benefits. Dairy farming in Florida has financial and logistical challenges, including hot, humid summers; high electrical costs; access to fresh water; odor; greenhouse emissions and sandy soil issues. Alliance Dairies in Trenton, Florida has found sustainable ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Analysis and dissipation of the antiparasitic agent ivermectin in cattle dung under different field conditions

    Cattle treated with the veterinary parasiticide ivermectin (IVM) fecally excrete residues. Here we report the exposition and dissipation characteristics of these residues in dung of IVM‐treated cattle, and in soil beneath this dung, on pastures including Canada, France, Switzerland, and The Netherlands. Residues were quantified for dung collected from cattle after 3, 7, 14, and 28 d post‐ ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • A four‐country ring test of nontarget effects of ivermectin residues on the function of coprophilous communities of arthropods in breaking down livestock dung

    By degrading the dung of livestock that graze on pastures, coprophilous arthropods accelerate the cycling of nutrients to maintain pasture quality. Many veterinary medicinal products, such as ivermectin, are excreted unchanged in the dung of treated livestock. These residues can be insecticidal and may reduce the function (i.e., dung‐degradation) of the coprophilous community. In the present ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Degradation and transformation of 17α‐trenbolone in aerobic water‐sediment systems

    Synovex® ONE is an extended‐release implant containing the active ingredients estradiol benzoate (EB) and trenbolone acetate (TBA) for use in beef steers and heifers. TBA is rapidly hydrolyzed in cattle to form 17β‐trenbolone and its isomer, 17α‐trenbolone, which are further transformed to a secondary metabolite, trendione. As part of the environmental assessment for the use of Synovex® ONE, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Removal of 2-methylisoborneol from aqueous solution by cattle manure compost (CMC) derived activated carbons

    The objective of this study is the synthesis of activated carbon derived from cattle manure compost (CMC) causing environmental problems using zinc chloride (ZnCl2) activation and to examine the suitability and performance of the prepared activated carbon (PAC) in removing 2-methylisoborneol (2-MIB) from aqueous solution. The influence of ZnCl2/CMC ratios and outgassing from the PACs on ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Creating a Sustainable Food Future: Interim Findings - A menu of solutions to sustainably feed more than 9 billion people by 2050

    The world’s agricultural system faces a great balancing act. To meet different human needs, by 2050 it must simultaneously produce far more food for a population expected to reach about 9.6 billion, provide economic opportunities for the hundreds of millions of rural poor who depend on agriculture for their livelihoods, and reduce environmental impacts, including ecosystem degradation and ...

  • Dirty droughts causing loss and damage in Northern Burkina Faso

    Extreme droughts in the northern part of Burkina Faso are locally referred to as tundi , meaning ‘dirty weather’, because they severely disrupt people’s livelihoods in the area. This article investigates the loss and damage from the tundi droughts that occurred in 2004 and 2010 in the Sahel Region. The study conducted field survey among households in ten villages. We found ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Research highlights cattle emissions reduction opportunity

    Researchers in Denmark have measured the quantities of greenhouse gases in the breath of dairy cows and demonstrated a heritable variability between individual animals. “This means that we have an opportunity to select for breeding those individuals which will produce offspring that generate less methane,” says Dr Jan Lassen who led the research project on individual methane ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Drought Hits the Heartland of USA

    Worldwide, 2012 has been the year of drought. From the Midwest of the USA to the granaries of the Black Sea, from South Asia to the Sahel region of Africa, producers the world over have had to find ways to farm their land in the face of ravaging droughts or feeble monsoons. Both largeholders in food exporting regions and small-holders in poor countries have been hit by these droughts, which have ...

  • A Brief History of Water and Health from Ancient Civilizations to Modern Times

    Water is life – and life on earth is linked to water. Our existence is dependent on water, or the lack of it, in many ways, and one could say that our whole civilization is built on the use of water. This article examines the influence of water on public health throughout history. Farming and the development of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A UASB bioreactor using silage as a carbon source to reduce sulfate

    Low cost-treatment for sulfate removal is required in many areas where potable water is scarce. The biggest challenge in biological treatment is finding an abundant low or no-cost carbon source. This work demonstrated for the first time that leachate from the agricultural byproduct silage can be used in an upflow anaerobic sludge-bed bioreactor to reduce sulfate for on-farm water treatment. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Nutrient export in run-off from an in-field cattle overwintering site in East-Central Saskatchewan

    Wintering cattle directly in the field creates potential concerns with water quality, as nutrients added from urine and fecal material over the winter can end up in runoff water, ground water and soil. In 2008/2009 an experiment was conducted to observe the effect of in-field winter feeding of cows on the nutrients in spring snowmelt run-off water. Low temperatures give little opportunity for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of cattle bedding and grazing BMPs in an agricultural watershed in Alberta

    This paper highlights the environmental impacts of implementing beneficial management practices to address cattle bedding and direct access to the creek in a study watershed in southern Alberta, Canada. Approximately 35 cow–calf pairs grazed 194 ha of grass forage and had direct access to the creek in the spring and summer. During winter, the cattle were fed adjacent to the creek at an old ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improved performance of red worms (Eisenia andrei) in compost of cattle manure rinsed with water

    To achieve satisfactory results with vermiculture, it is important to know how many times to rinse cattle manure to eliminate salts. Treatments under evaluation were 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 rinses in a tap water: manure ratio of 1 : 1 (v/v). Electrical Conductivity (EC), Biomass of Worms (BW) and Number of Cocoons (NC) were evaluated. The EC ranged from 2.57 to 0.5 dS·m−1 for T0 and T4. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bovine spongiform encephalopathy and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease risk management in the Netherlands

    Imports of animal feeds containing contaminated meat and bone meal (MBM) from the UK and other countries in the late 1980s and early 1990s was identified as the major risk factor for an increased risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) entering into the Netherlands. The first BSE case was confirmed in March 1997. Early preventive measures, such as the 1989 domestic ban on ruminant MBM for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk management strategies for bovine spongiform encephalopathy in South America

    Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has never been reported in South America. As BSE began to be detected in other parts of the world, Argentina and Brazil were able to gain a larger share of the global demand for beef, with these two countries currently controlling one-third of the world export beef market. In both countries, the practice of pasturing cattle rather than feeding MBM has served ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bovine spongiform encephalopathy risk management in Latin America: Costa Rica as a representative country for risk management and policy

    Costa Rica is a representative Latin American country with significant regional cattle production for its size. The country experienced an exceedingly low challenge for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) as evidenced by no direct meat and bone meal imports from the UK, few imported cattle, no specified risk materials imports from high risk countries, and cattle that are entirely grass-fed. In ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

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