Herd Management Articles

  • Top 3 Considerations When Buying a Slurry Applicator

    Dribble bar, band spreader, trailing hose, trailing shoe, disc injector or shallow injection? Whatever name you read or see, they all refer to low emission spreading systems under evolving environmental regulations. The variety of systems available, and the number of options and features, can be baffling to even the most experienced farmer! We have put together the top three factors to think ...


    By Major Equipment

  • Bacteria-free surroundings breeds healthier and more productive cattle Case Study

    Danish Clean Water A/S is a manufacturer of ECA generators and has successfully marketed and deployed its generator for more than 5 years, sold to more than 20 countries through local partnerships and has thereby gained significant market power. The ECA generator can be used in various industries and production  sites, but especially within animal husbandry in agriculture the results have ...


    By Danish Clean Water A/S

  • Disposing of your fallen stock during lambing season

    In the UK, lambing season can start anytime from as early as November, all the way to June. Ensuring that this time period runs smoothly is vital as lambing season accounts for a large percentage of turnover. The location, size of herd and many other factors will determine when farmers decide to start preparing for lambing season. During this time, sheep farmers are preparing to care for up to 15 ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Chronic wasting disease outbreak across america

    CWD (Chronic Wasting disease) is spreading in the United States. It is an infectious disease affecting deer and elk, leaving them ‘zombie like’, according to experts. CWD has already spread to 24 US states as of August 2019. The disease has been seen to affect animals such as reindeer, moose, elk and various deer species. It has been found in free-ranging deer and elk as well as ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • MEET Peter and Ann Woollett from Nardoo Station in the Gulf of Queensland

    Peter and Ann sure had their work cut out for them when they purchased Nardoo Station back in 2010. Peter describes the Station as containing “old, outdated water tanks” and “turkey nests” which were not adequate to water their 6,500 cattle. What has been your biggest challenge as graziers? For Peter and Ann, 2013 through to 2017 saw a long dry period which ...


    By Pioneer Water Tanks

  • Agricultural Manure Drying Machine for Cows

    Manure drying machines are utilized in agricultural settings to remove moisture from wet manure. The drying process breaks down manure, kills bacteria and creates pathogen-free bedding. The drying process also cuts down on storing and disposing of bulk manure and the costs associated with both activities. Dried Manure Solids (DMS) can be used as bedding for the dairy industry. A lactating dairy ...

  • Field Notes: Organic Viticulture, Digital Agriculture, and a Biblical Year to Forget.

    Our team is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Debby Zygielbaum. We had the pleasure of collaborating with Debby during her time at Robert Sinskey Vineyards. She was one of our first advocates, testers, and advisors. We formed a special bond with Debby spending long hours in the vineyards and on the roads talking everything from irrigation to sheep to family. She was blunt, hilarious, ...


    By Arable

  • Happy cows = better milk producers - Case Study

    Recycling areas: TyreVarious scrap Company name: Erri-Comfort A/S (Danish Genetics A/S) Located: Skærbæk, Danmark Erri-Comfort A/S was founded by veterinarians specialised in diseases of cattle. They aim at preventing diseases and improve production in dairy herds. They produce a great ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • Dairy Farms need IPEX too Case Study

    T he Pelletier dairy operation near La Pocatière, Québec needed a wiring and panel upgrade that would be sturdy enough to manage the demands of an 80-cow dairy herd and the insurance inspectors. Dairy barns are unique environments, aside from the cows, the barns need secure wiring for the ...


    By IPEX, Inc.

  • African Swine Fever devastates swine herds across Europe

    How to protect yourself from the dangers of African Swine Fever. ...

  • Ensuring bio security in cattle production - Case Study

    Central America’s largest meat producer looks to ensure their livestock’s bio security in Mexico and Nicaragua. With 1,058,000 livestock over multiple locations in Central America, a solution was urgently needed that could meet their demanding and distributed waste management needs. A thermal treatment solution is needed As the largest meat producer in ...

  • Large scale dairy farmers in need of a solution - Case Study

    Alsafi Danone is one of the largest integrated dairy farms in the world. Controlling fallen stock and bio-security is critical to the upkeep of a healthy productive herd. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Client overview Alsafi Danone, are the largest integrated dairy farm in the world. They first opened in 1979 and have has since expanded to a herd of over ...

  • Salamaq17 will have the best sample of livestock in southern Europe

    alamaq 2017 will hold a new edition from 6 to 11 September and Digitanimal will be present. The 29th International Exhibition of Pure Livestock will reach this year in Salamaq17 excellence thanks to the collaboration between the Diputación de Salamanca and the Livestock Associations. This was highlighted by the head of La Salina, Javier Iglesias, who accompanied the Agriculture deputy, ...


    By Digitanimal

  • 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

  • Common Sheep Diseases

    Sometimes, no matter what special precautions and preventative measures we take, we get sick. The food we eat, the lack of quality sleep we get, even the emotional stress we carry around with us—it all adds up. It’s just a fact of life: Sometimes, we get sick. And it’s no different for our animals, including a farmer’s sheep. But as many of your sheep that do get ...


    By Lakeland Group

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tracking Your Data In All Your Unusual Places

    Let’s be honest: I say “level measurement,” you think “fluid in a tank.” It’s ok; most people do. And if we’re really honest with each other, you can admit that you probably were thinking about an industrial tank, related to factory production of some kind. And again, it’s ok. But there’s so much more to level measurement! One of fastest ...

  • Surprising ways Kenyans are embracing climate-smart agriculture

    In rural Kenya, where it may only rain twice per year, farmers and herders are embracing so-called “climate-smart” agriculture. The video above, produced by the World Bank, begins by showing how John and Mary Obuom have transformed their one-acre farm into a model of sustainable practices. The family plants a diversity of crops in case one or more fails in a given year. A thicket of ...


    By Ensia

  • From the American prairie, a conservation success story

    From rhinos to #CecilTheLion, we live in a world where stories of species loss and ...


    By Ensia

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