herd News

  • 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

  • Research sheds new light on methane emissions from the northern beef herd

    New CSIRO research indicates that the amount of methane emitted from cattle fed on tropical grasses in northern Australia is up to 30 per cent less than figures currently used to calculate the northern cattle industry’s contribution to Australia’s greenhouse gas accounts. Speaking at today’s Lansdown Field Day near Townsville, Queensland, CSIRO research leader Dr Ed ...

  • 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

  • Improvements to water resources for Mongolia`s nomadic herding families on tap

    Japan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are working with poor herding families in Mongolia’s Ovorhangay province to improve herding families’ access to water and pasture resources. The Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction is extending a $2 million grant for the project, which will be overseen by ADB and executed by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture with the cooperation of the nongovernmental ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Proposals for new bovine TB control measures: tackling transmission between cattle herds

    The documents below explain Defra’s further proposals on bovine TB cattle measures, and why these changes are needed.  Defra are seeking stakeholder views, and welcome your comments on the proposals by 10 January 2014.  RABDF encourages all members to respond to this consultation.  ...

  • 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 ...

  • Five AGRIPIR projects for introducing new technologies into highland agriculture

    Five projects for introducing new technologies into highland agriculture will be launched as a result of the European cross-border cooperation AGRIPIR project. In concrete, plans are being drawn up for the teledetection of diseases amongst animals, the prevention of attacks by wolves and other predators, there mote monitoring of herd activity, and the self-supply of energy to remote holdings, as ...

  • The land of vanishing pastures

    The northern Indian regions of Kashmir and Ladakh are home to a variety of livestock that provides meat as well as fine wool used to produce the famous Pashmina shawls. But overgrazing, strong winds and car traffic are now destroying pastures and posing a hazard to the survival of traditional herding. To watch the video click ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • New swine vaccine is first U.S.-approved PRRS-Mhp combination

    The first and only combination PRRS-Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhp) vaccine approved in the U.S. is now available to help swine producers better manage respiratory diseases as part of a customized program of whole herd health. FLEXMycoPRRS is the newest addition to the FLEX line of combination swine vaccines by Boehringer Ingelheim (BI). FLEXMycoPRRS combines the efficacy of the world’s ...

  • Cattle testing positive for tb to be dna tagged

    Cattle testing positive for Bovine TB are to be DNA tagged to further strengthen controls preventing spread of the disease. Evidence is emerging that some cattle farmers in the South West and Midlands may have been illegally swapping cattle ear tags. That means they may have been retaining TB-positive animals in their herds and sending less productive animals to slaughter in their ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Molasses Tanks and the Abolition of EU Milk Quotas

    If you’re a dairy farmer, then the abolition of EU milk quotas next year is big news and the momentous event will restructure the face of European dairy farming. The rising costs of protein are triggering a re-think in the way in which cows are rationed and many farmers are now looking into alternatives that will enable feed costs to be kept under control and yet still allowing them to ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • 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 ...

  • Fall Beef Outlook is Strong

    Thanks to lower corn prices, improved pasture conditions and increased domestic demand, beef cattle producers can expect to continue to see record prices for beef this year, according to a beef cattle expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Add to the equation that the beef cow herd is the smallest in decades, exports are increasing in ...


    By Ohio State University

  • 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

  • Beet your Molasses requirements with dedicated Molasses Tanks

    Towards the end of the summer, attention gradually shifts towards providing for livestock throughout the winter months, and along with the impending beet crops, the production and storage of molasses is once more back on the agenda. Across many livestock and dairy farms, molasses forms the basis of numerous feed formulas. As we all know, molasses provide a number of core nutrients for cattle and ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • A Drop in Feed Prices Predicted – Molasses Storage Tanks

    Farming UK has delivered promising news this week for farmers, and that’s of predictions by a leading analyst from a principal European Bank.  Nan-Dirk Mulder of Rabobank expects feed prices to fall, despite the recent rise in grain prices as sparked by the crisis in the Ukraine.  Prices of wheat, corn and soya (which has experienced some of it’s highest prices recently) ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Environmental impacts of dairy farming in the Czech Republic

    New research suggests that dairy farming may have an important impact on the environment and human health. Although differences in the impact of farming practices across countries have been known for some time, this is the first study to explore the impact of the dairy industry in different regions in the Czech Republic. Dairy farming in the Czech Republic is commonly large-scale with 500 or more ...

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