cow stress News

  • 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

  • Great day at MDK with a seminar for the local dairy farmers

    In connection with the upcoming product launch of the new and bigger Breeze Fan, we invited the local farmers to have a sneak peek and to hear more about heat stress and its effect on the cows. Industry manager for Dairy Gil Inbar shared his knowledge about heat stress and presented the results from a recent study that has been ...


    By Munters

  • Heat Stress Round Table in Serbia

    Twenty-five dairy and beef farm leaders, feed millers and independent nutritionists participated in a round table discussion about this hot topic in Serbia, mid-May 2015. Organized by Lallemand Animal Nutrition and Serbian Distributor Elixirfeed, this event took place in the middle of Vojvodina, a major region for dairy production. During the Rumen School previously ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • 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 ...

  • Scrapie could breach the species barrier

    INRA scientists have shown for the first time that the pathogens responsible for scrapie in small ruminants (prions) have the potential to convert the human prion protein from a healthy state to a pathological state. In mice models reproducing the human species barrier, this prion induces a disease similar to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. These primary results published in Nature Communications on ...

  • Jimmy Stewart, cults, and a lot of broken glass: remembering straus family creamery’s opening day - by Michael Straus

    Straus Family Creamery recently turned 17, and I started thinking back to those crazy times. In 1989, my older brother Albert, who’d been managing the farm and doing some pretty innovative things — including feeding our cows leftovers from a local sake factory … but that’s another story — decided to convert the farm to organic. He wanted to bottle his own milk, make ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Still remaining capacities for hiring the PlanET Mini Digester

    The PlanET Mini Digester has already been successfully used as trial plant in Germany, UK, Canada and Brazil. Its technique has furthermore been exported to Ghana. PlanET has started a three months trial for a client in Cambridgeshire to collect data for optimising the design of the full-scale plant. During the trial a wide variety of organic materials, amongst others pig and cow slurry, a ...


    By PlanET Biogas

  • 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

  • FDA’s Antibiotics Plan Misses the Mark

    The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) today released a progress report on its voluntary approach to reducing the use of antibiotics in farm animals, which relies on collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry. About 80 percent of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are for use in cows, chickens, pigs, and other farm animals. A majority of those antibiotics are fed routinely to animals ...

  • Nestlé opens its first zero water factory expansion in Mexico

    Nestlé has expanded its dairy factory in Jalisco, Mexico, transforming it into the company’s first ‘zero water’ manufacturing site in the world. The company has installed new processes and equipment at the ‘Cero Agua’ factory, located in the central, water-stressed state of Jalisco, which will enable it to use recycled water from its dairy operations. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Deadly heat waves are becoming more frequent in California

    From mid July to early August 2006, a heat wave swept through the southwestern United States. Temperature records were broken at many locations and unusually high humidity levels for this typically arid region led to the deaths of more than 600 people, 25,000 cattle and 70,000 poultry in California alone. An analysis of this extreme episode carried out by researchers at Scripps Institution of ...

  • New Cassava varieties promise food security in Zanzibar

    Millions of cassava farmers in eastern and central Africa are in distress from viral cassava diseases that are sweeping across the region and ravaging their crops. But their counterparts on the popular tourist island of Zanzibar are undergoing a quiet revolution using new disease-resistant and high-yielding varieties that were introduced three years ago. The four varieties, Kizimbani, Mahonda, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Ecosystem-based farming comes of age

    A new FAO book out today takes a close look at how the world's major cereals maize, rice and wheat - which together account for an estimated 42.5 percent of human calories and 37 percent of our protein - can be grown in ways that respect and even leverage natural ecosystems. Drawing on case studies from around the planet, the ...

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