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How do I Test Soil Health on My Farm?
Monitoring soil health for nutrients maximises pasture production and takes five steps to do, Australia's southern farmers are being told. ...
What Farms Make Money? Three Common Denominators
What makes a farm profitable? A farm management expert draws on experience gained from working within five land grant universities. ...
Two Parasites Less Harmful Than One: Cure for Deadly Fever?
African farmers could soon have a vaccine for a deadly fever thanks to a study which found that two parasites are far less deadly than one. ...
Watch Out: Over a Third of Silage is Wasted From the Sward
Potentially over a third, and at least 15 per cent, of silage grown never reaches the cow. ...
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. ...
What to Do When a Calf Has Scour: 3 Action Points
A scouring calf is a common issue, but what is the recommended protocol? Irish experts give three simple steps for success. ...
Planning For Successful Animal Welfare on Dairy Farms
Welfare is of course a priority for dairy farmers, but standardised assessments and schemes give the consumer piece of mind....
Biosecurity at Calving is Protecting Calf Health
Poultry and swine operations tend to limit the number of visitors on operations and reduce the number of people in contact of livestock....
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....
Watching Fertilser Costs During the Dairy Downturn
Times are tights and New Zealand graziers are being told to scrutinise fertiliser costs, a major expense and one interlinked with another major cost - feed. ...
What Can Dairy Care365™ Do for You?
Every day at Bridgewater Dairy, LLC, 240,000 pounds of milk – that’s more than 28,000 gallons – are marketed from northwestern Ohio to bottlers and supermarket chains throughout the Midwest. ...
Drones a Possibility for Heat Detection and More
Activity monitors can make science fiction reality with drone/UAV technology, according to a Penn State extension educator. ...
What to Choose When Reseeding Hay and Pasture Fields
Choosing grasses for your pastures and hay fields depends on the soil pH, fertility and cattle that you have. ...
Hoof Cracks in Cattle: Cause, Treatment
Alterations in terrain, as well as the variation in genetics, hoof, size, age and condition of a cow can impact on the state of its hoof, says a Montana-based extension agent. ...
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