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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Afimilk Users Named Top Herd Managers for Ontario Canada

    The milk recording and herd management organization, CanWest DHI, has pointed out the best two managed farms in the region of Ontario Canada. Both winners utilize Afimilk management systems. Albadon Farms Ltd was rated first and Summitholm Holsteins second in a monitoring process that serves as a barometer of overall herd performance. To assess performance, six ...


    By Afimilk Ltd

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 Animal Nutrition

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Animal Nutrition

  • 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

  • Mapping livestock water requirements to inform EU water policy

    Ecosystems provide a range of valuable services relevant to water. Lakes and rivers contribute to water supply, whilst forests and wetlands help protect against flooding and can also remove pollutants such as heavy metals ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • In the world: nanotech on the farm - MIT chemical engineer Paula Hammond lends her nanotechnology expertise to farmers in Africa.

    Cassava is a tropical root vegetable and staple crop for millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. However, it’s tricky to handle: Once the root is removed from the ground, it spoils within one to three days, so farmers must get it to processing centers as soon as possible after harvesting it. If they don’t, the crop goes to waste. A simple way to prolong cassava’s shelf life could help farmers ...

  • FACT: Recycled Rubber Surfacing Lowers Risk of Serious Injuries for Horses and Other Livestock

    The equine performance industry reports noticeable improvement in movement, flexibility and hoof quality, and a reduction in fluid retention, when horses walk, trot and gallop on recycled rubber equine pavers.  From the paddock area, to the wash stalls, to the barn corridors and beyond, environmentally-friendly rubber pavers and mats play a vital part in protecting horses and livestock ...


    By Liberty Tire Recycling

  • 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

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