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Dairy Stories: Weather Woes
In his new blog, John Wigley, a dairy farmer from Shropshire, discusses the impact of the UK's recent wet weather on his farm's grazing plans....
Conquering the Great Outdoors: Outwintering Replacement Heifers
Outwintering dairy animals can reduce total feed costs by 20 to 30 per cent on dairy farms. However, the success of the system requires farmers to pay close attention to animal performance writes Dr Stephen Whelan, Research and Development manager for...
How to Make Quality Hay: Understand How it Dries
Don't be fooled - delaying harvest will sacrifice forage quality, warns an Ohio forage expert. ...
How to Prepare for Grass Tetany, Grass Staggers
As spring comes, Dakota's cattlemen are advised to watch for grass tetany and be proactive about blood magnesium....
Winter Crops in Dairy Systems Cut Leaching, Weeds and Improve Soils
Winter crops to be harvested are hugely beneficial to soil structure, offering protection to soils through winter, anything else is a "misconception"....
Harassed Herd? Prevent Flies and Control Fly Numbers
Flies are a perennial issue and something you can get on top of if you prepare early and act now, US cattlemen are being told. ...
Management Tips: Strategies for Reducing Summer Fertility Lag
When summer winds down and temperatures begin to cool, dairy producers can forget about the lag in fertility as a result of heat stress, writes Todd Bilby, Ph.D., Merck Animal Health....
How Much Forage Does a Dairy Cow Consume Each Day?
Consultants and researchers in Ireland have calculated grass intake guidelines for dairy cows on a daily basis, outlining considerations for introduction to grass. ...
Are You Underutilizing Grazing?
The nutritional content of your grass depends not just on quality, but how much each cow eats, writes a UK dairy adviser. ...
Spring Flush and Feeding for Early Lactation
Spring grazing is already being planned in Ireland, where researchers will be aiming for no less than eleven kilos grazed per day. ...
What Is Cold to a Cow?
US - Cows in good condition will need their ration increasing in energy density by one per cent every degree Fahrenheit below the lower critical temperature, US beef producers have been told as a rule of thumb....
Controlling Nuisance Birds - They Eat Half Their Body Weight
Keeping feed costs down may start at pest control - one thousand starlings can eat one hundred pounds of grain daily. ...
Wet Autumn Requires Vigilance, UK Farmers Told
Stock keepers should be vigilant in the face of a mild, wet autumn which has seen the UK receive many rain systems and southerly winds. ...
Inconsistencies Found in Comparisons of Organic and Conventional Milk
Consumers perceive that organic cow milk differs from conventionally produced milk and that these differences justify the premium price for organic milk....
Fire and the Farm: Preparing the Australian Way
Home to some of the most fire-prone farming country in the world, Australia is a place to learn from when looking at dealing a blaze. ...
 
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