cow performance News

  • 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 ...

  • Crowcon’s LaserMethane Detector helps Tesco monitor methane emissions from cows

    Crowcon’s portable LaserMethane Detector is helping Tesco to monitor burps from cows on its dairy farms. Cow burps are a major source of methane emissions globally. The research, which is being conducted at the Tesco Dairy Centre of Excellence, in partnership with the University of Liverpool’s School of Veterinary Science, is part of an ongoing project by Tesco to measure the amount ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • How to improve phosphorus efficiency in dairy cattle

    The outline of the new legislation on “phosphate rights” for the Dutch dairy sector has just been finalized recently: the phosphate production of the Dutch dairy sector should be decreased by 4-8%, both by decreasing the number of animals as well as increasing phosphorus efficiency on a farm level. In the past years, phosphorus metabolism in dairy cattle already received renewed ...

  • SCR Announces a New Mobile and Web App for Farm Data Control for SCR Heatime® HR Users

    SCR Engineers Ltd. today announced a new mobile and web app service to provide farmers who use the SCR Heatime® HR System for cow monitoring with expanded capabilities. SCR HealthyCow24® increases farmers' flexibility and mobility through a rich set of enhanced capabilities, including seamless connectivity with third party systems, and automated data backups. ...


    By SCR - Allflex Group

  • Bion Announces Kreider Farms Project Sampling Results

    Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB/QB: BNET) announced today the test results from the most recent round of sampling of its system at the Kreider Farms dairy operation. These samplings will be part of Bion's submissions to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) for the issuance of its final water quality permit and approval of Bion's nutrient ...

  • Geneticists and smallholders in quest for perfect cattle

    Dairy farmers in East Africa could soon benefit from superior, affordable cattle breeds through a US$1 million research project. The Dairy Genetics East Africa (DGEA) initiative aims to help smallholders take full advantage of the region's booming dairy sector and improve their incomes by giving them access to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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

  • Livestock Event National Dairy Show Results 2014

    Stall bookings for cattle reached record levels at the Livestock Event, at The NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 2 and 3 Thursday July. Over 200 stalls were allocated for the National Dairy Show, together with over 145 pedigree beef cattle. “Last year visitors requested more livestock, consequently the event featured more space for dairy cows, more beef with three national shows for ...

  • Household compost as good for soil as conventional fertilisers, say EU researchers

    Since 2005, conventional disposal of organic waste has been prohibited in Sweden. Instead, this waste is incinerated or separated at source, processed (composted or anaerobically digested) and recycled as fertiliser on crop land. A new study has investigated the use of organic waste from different sources as a fertiliser and found that residue from biogas production is an effective fertiliser. ...

  • Meet Lallemand Animal Nutrition at Eurotier, Hall 16, Booth C04

    From November 11-14, Hannover will once again host the world’s leading trade fair for animal production. Lallemand Animal Nutrition will be pleased to welcome visitors in Hall 16, Booth C04, to share its range of solutions and services aimed at helping animal producers express the full potential of their animals in a natural way. Today, beyond ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • 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

  • Making more from forage: Bishop Burton farm walk 18 Feb

    Realising the true value of forage this coming season will come under the microscope at a farm walk staged at Bishop Burton College, Beverley on Wednesday 18 February. Organised by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers and animal nutrition company, Volac, the event will focus on how to optimise the value of silage swards – what varieties to grow and how, when to cut, how to clamp ...

  • 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

  • Bion Announces Sample/Testing Program Initiated at Kreider Farms

    Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB/OTCQB: BNET) announced today that it has initiated a testing program to demonstrate the performance of its micro-aerobic treatment system at Kreider Farms dairy operations in Manheim (Lancaster County), Pennsylvania.  Over the next 60--90 days, samples will be taken at various points ...

  • Effluent application highlights the benefits of Nov Mono Pumps

    A single progressing cavity pump from NOV Mono has been used to replace a number of centrifugal pumps and improve pumping performance on an agricultural effluent duty in New Zealand. The MonoTM pump is now transferring animal effluent over considerable distances at Castle Glen Farms in Foxton, on New Zealand’s North ...

  • Green Mountain College Second in Nation in Sierra`s

    For the second year in a row, Sierra magazine has placed Green Mountain College among the top schools in the country for environmental programming and operations. GMC is ranked second in the nation in the magazine's fifth annual "Coolest Schools" list, which recognizes colleges and universities for their efforts to address climate issues and operate sustainably. The ...

  • The Livestock Event 2014: More Livestock + New Technical

    The Livestock Event, the UK’s leading livestock trade show held at The NEC, Birmingham on 2 and 3 July and organised by RABDF Events, will be welcoming a record 400 livestock entries and over 450 trade exhibitors, providing the most comprehensive offering of any UK event, all under one roof in the most easily accessed location. Farmers can drive straight in off the motorway network to free ...

  • Canada joins in on World School Milk Day

    September 28 marks World School Milk Day as designated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This global celebration is in its 17th year and will be celebrated across the world including in the US, Malaysia, and Canada. To celebrate World School Milk Day, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) would like to highlight the contribution that school milk programs have made to ...

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