Herd Management News

  • Accelerated Genetics Offers Afimilk Silent Herdsman Cow Monitoring System

    Accelerated Genetics, a leading A.I. company, announced it is partnering with Israeli-based Afimilk, Ltd. to provide the Afimilk  Silent Herdsman cow monitoring system to North ...


    By Afimilk Ltd

  • 15000+ farmers and agri experts expected at Agritech Expo in Chisamba, Zambia

    Zambia’s President, Mr Edgar Lungu and the Zambian Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Mr Given Lubinda, are expected to join some 15000 emerging to commercial farmers at the third Agritech Expo Zambia, taking place from 14-16 April in the agri-hub of Chisamba. More than 145 local and international farming technology and service providers will showcase their products in what is the ...


    By Clarion Events Ltd

  • RABDF Prince Philip Award goes to DeLaval

    DeLaval has been presented with the RABDF Prince Philip Award by His Royal Highness at Buckingham Palace, this week. The honour was made to the global dairy equipment company for research and development in the field of dairy farming and the most practical, relevant and best technical exhibit at Livestock Event 2015. “We feel honoured and privileged to win this award for Herd Navigator, a ...

  • UF/IFAS battling a disease devastating to deer farms and cows

    The Florida legislature recently allocated $2 million a year for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences to study Hemorrhagic disease, a virus which affects deer and can cross over into cattle, causing concern among Florida ranchers and prompting UF researchers to look for preventions and a cure. “For deer farming to remain a viable industry, and to ...

  • Heat stress is a reality in Europe!

    Field survey across Europe reveals that heat stress is a threat from North to South and East to West: European dairy farmers could lose 3Kg of milk/cow/day (up to 5.5 kg) in the summer! Did you know… How to evaluate heat stress? Heat stress is linked to ambient temperature ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Experts exchange about the future of dairy production in Puy du Fou!

    End of April, over 100 of our partners and experts in dairy production gathered in Le Grand Parc du Puy du Fou in Vendée (France), for a very unique show! Lallemand Animal Nutrition organized a French-speaking symposium dedicated to: The New Challenges of Dairy Farming. The symposium focused on the key issues of modern dairy production: profitability, safety and sustainability. Zoom on ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Pennsylvania farmer wins all he can mow for a year

    Bradley Swinsinski went to the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) in February with a mind to check out some new mower conditioners, but he certainly never thought he’d leave Louisville having won the use of one. By completing the VERMEER EXPERIENCE at the Vermeer Corporation booth, the 24-year-old farmer from Bernville, Pa., was entered into a drawing for the use of a new Vermeer MC3700 ...


    By Vermeer

  • Technology in Farming – From Drones Herding Sheep to UV-Stabilised Storage Tanks

    As technology takes more of a hold over farming with the on-going rise of precision farming, it probably won’t come as such a surprise to hear that drones are now making their way into agriculture, namely sheep farming. Farmers Weekly showcases a Carlow-based sheep farmer, Paul Brennan who uses a remote controlled quad-copter drone to herd around 100 sheep from one pasture to another. ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Ohio State Workshop to Offer Insight on Dairy Reproduction and Genomics

    Dairy producers who want to take more control over the profit potential of their future herds may want to consider genomic testing, which can help identify which heifers to raise that are genetically superior and will offer producers the best return on investment, said an Ohio State University Extension veterinarian. Genomic testing can allow dairy producers to identify specific DNA markers for ...


    By Ohio State University

  • EPA Highlights Green Sports Initiatives at Killington Resort

    This week EPA is focused on how to reduce environmental impacts of our favorite sports. EPA toured the Killington Resort to highlight green operations that got Killington named Vermont’s Overall Greenest Resort in 2014 by Ski Vermont, and EPA highlights Killington’s green operations. Last year, was the hottest year on record, and each of the last three decades has been hotter than the ...

  • 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

  • Higher milk yield by giving cows a name: fact or fiction?

    Fact! Increased human attention to the individual animal improves milk yield and cow behavior. On farms where cows were called by name, milk yield was found to be higher than on farms where this was not the case. Increased human attention to animals and predominant positive contact are the key factors in improving the quality of human-animal interactions. Human-animal interactions can ...

  • OECD and FAO see lower farm prices - livestock and biofuels outpacing crop production

    The recent fall in prices of major crops is expected to continue over the next two years before stabilising at levels above the pre-2008 period, but markedly below recent peaks, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook produced by the OECD and FAO. Demand for agricultural products is expected to remain firm while expanding at lower rates than in the past decade. Cereals are still at the core ...

  • Quick Fixes Won’t Solve CO2 Danger

    New research backs up the growing body of evidence that the only way to limit global warming in the long term is a serious cut in carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels. Once again, US scientists have come to the same conclusion: there really is no alternative. The only way to contain climate change and limit global warming, they say, is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Farmers` Battle To Cope With Climate Change Could Spark Rural Renewal

    Shifting world agriculture to a "climate-smart" approach will not only help prevent future food security crises but holds the promise of sparking economic and agricultural renewal in rural areas where hunger and poverty are most prevalent, argues a new FAO publication. On the one hand, the magnitude and scope of climate change's impacts on agricultural systems means that boosting rural ...

  • DOT Exempts Livestock from Hours of Service Requirement

    Today (June 6, 2014), the U.S. Department of Transportation granted a one-year exemption to the Hours-of-Service requirement for the transportation of livestock. The Hours-of-Service rules required all commercial motor vehicle operators, including livestock transporters, to take a 30-minute rest break for every eight hours of service. This is in addition to all scheduled stops not counting time ...

  • Challenges in China Don’t Deter U.S. Soybean Export Demand

    Defaults, defers and delays on as much as two million metric tons of soy shipments to China have U.S. soybean farmers questioning whether the No. 1 importer of U.S. soy will continue to be a reliable market moving forward. But the head of the soy checkoff’s international marketing partner says the market is safe for now. Delayed shipments out of South America in the spring of 2013 likely ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • Farm Bureau Member Testifies on Water Rule at Pa. Hearing

    Pennsylvania Farm Bureau voiced its opposition to a recently proposed rule jointly issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers that attempts to expand federal regulation of land areas as “waters of the U.S.,” during a field hearing today before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Speaking on behalf of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, ...

  • Changes to TB cattle movement controls

    This measure builds on changes made in 2012 and 2013 to TB cattle controls and is consistent with the “Strategy for Achieving ‘Officially Bovine Tuberculosis-Free’ Status for England”. The aim of the Strategy, published on 3rd April 2014, is to achieve Official bovine TB Free (OTF) Status for England within 25 years, whilst maintaining a sustainable livestock industry. ...

  • US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

    A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more. Scientists think porcine epidemic diarrhea, which does not infect humans or other animals, came from China, but they don't know how it got into the country or spread ...


    By Associated Press

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