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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

  • When is a cow like a car?

    Martin Barrow, Head of Footprinting at the Carbon Trust discusses the need for the meat industry to take action on carbon emissions. When is a cow like a car? It may sound like a joke, but the answer could be serious for meat producers. Red meat is suffering from a wave of bad press. Shoppers' confidence in beef products has been knocked by the horsemeat scandal which has also increased ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • 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 ...

  • Cows’ diets get environmental boost

    It is a tiny molecule with a mouthful of a name, 3-nitrooxypropanol, but European scientists say it could make all the difference. It could convert a cow or a sheep from a monstrous methane-producing machine into something a little more environmentally friendly. In doing so, it could increase the energy ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Genome analysis helps in breeding more robust cows

    Genome analysis of 234 bulls has put researchers, including several from Wageningen Livestock Research, on the trail of DNA variants which influence particular characteristics in breeding bulls. For example, two variants have proven responsible for disruptions to the development of embryos and for curly hair, which is disadvantageous because more ticks and parasites occur in curly hair than in ...

  • 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

  • Bio-QZ processes cow manure for anaerobic digestion

    The community of Sand in Taufers in the Italian South Tyrol has set itself the target of eliminating the CO2 emissions of its population. A decisive role in achieving that aim plays a AD plant on cooperative basis. The used cow dung as substrate is pre-treated by the MeWa QZ. Sand in Taufers and its 5,300 inhabitants are forging ambitious plans. Local government and citizens are ...


    By ANDRITZ MeWa GmbH

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Farmers Turn to Bedding Recovery Unit From FAN Separator to Increase Cow Comfort, Production, Save Money

    MICHIGAN CITY, IN -- (Marketwire) -- 12/10/10 -- To save money and ensure a fresh supply of bedding material, farmers are turning to Bedding Recovery Units (BRU), a technology from Bauer Group affiliate FAN Separator, which turns cow manure into clean, dry bedding. "Before we installed the BRU, we were buying a $2,200 load of kiln dried sawdust a week," says Mark Brisson, who tends to 850 ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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

  • 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

  • Vermeer Interview Lands Indiana Farmer Brand New Round Hay Baler For The Year

    A brief interview with Mary Vermeer Andringa, President and CEO of Vermeer Corporation, at the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) last February - plus the luck of a draw among 130 participants – has landed a Floyd Knobs, Ind. farmer a brand new Vermeer hay baler for the entire year. Billy Hollis, who owns and operates a cow-calf operation just northwest of Floyd Knobs, was one of the 130 ...


    By Vermeer

  • Drones could be used as a tool to enhance precision ag

    The tech industry is always about the latests trends and the coolest gadgets. And for farmers, it’s even better when that technology can be used to make them better at their jobs. At the Colorado Farm show on Thursday at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley, producers had a chance to learn more about the way drones can help them with precision agriculture. Precision ag is the ability to ...


    By Agribotix LLC

  • Josh Svaty selected as senior adviser to EPA’s region 7 administrator Karl Brooks (IA, KS, MO, NE)

    Today, EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks announced the selection of Josh Svaty, who just served as Secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, to be his senior adviser. “I look forward to working closely with Josh on the range of urgent environmental issues we face,” said Karl Brooks, regional administrator. “His varied experiences representing a rural district in ...

  • EPA Region 7 to Participate at National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk Event Nov. 8 in Kansas City, Mo.

    EPA Region 7 officials will be available for interviews at the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Trade Talk event at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, Nov. 8. Interview topics include regulatory updates on air and water quality programs, animal feeding operations, nutrient management and pesticides. WHAT: National Association of ...

  • MPs Respond to Invitation to Tour a Dairy Farm

    Today, the Bühlmann family of Sonibrand Farms opened their barn doors to their federal Member of Parliament Francis Drouin, along with several other Liberal MPs and staff from the Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), for a guided tour of their family farm. Located 45 minutes from Parliament Hill, the Bühlmann’s own and operate a modern dairy farm, milking 100 cows with two robotic ...

  • PA Region 7 to participate at national association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk Event, Nov. 10 in Kansas City, Mo.

    EPA officials will attend the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Trade Talk event at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, Nov. 10. Interview topics include regulatory updates on air and water quality programs, animal feeding operations, nutrient management and pesticides. WHAT: National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention and ...

  • New video: Farmers milking the advantages of Verderflex Peristaltic Pumps

    The hoofcount footbath counts the cows through the bath and refreshes the water and chemical after a preset number of cows. The optimum for most baths is between 150 - 200 cows. After this point the concentration of faeces and chemical within the water seriously deteriorates the effectiveness of the footbath. Each cycle of the hoofcount from emptying to refilling takes up to 3 minutes with a ...

  • Dutch antibiotic use in pigs lower than Danish

    The National Food Institute, part of the Technical University of Denmark, and LEI Wageningen UR made an analysis of the antibiotic use in pigs in Denmark and The Netherlands. The analysis shows that in 2012, The Netherlands used approximately 20% less antibiotics in pigs than Denmark. For several years now, Denmark is known for its low veterinary antibiotic use. However, the overall ...

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