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06 July 2020
Watch Out for Poisonous Weeds in Hay and Pasture
Noxious and toxic weeds are always a concern to livestock producers. Whether these weeds present themselves in hay or pastures, the only real way to know if they are present is to scout and know the risk, writes Justin Brackenrich, Penn State University...
29 June 2020
Early first cut brings fermentation and protein concerns
Current analysis of grass silage suggests that farmers will have to carefully consider ration protein levels and secondary fermentation risks this season. ...
28 June 2020
Keeping grassland thistle-free
Fields filled with 10 percent thistles produce 10 percent less grass to feed to livestock says Corteva Agriscience’s weed biology specialist Dr Nicola Perry....
15 June 2020
UK farmers should consider whole-crop options to extend forage stocks
Cattle farmers who are facing the prospect of a forage shortage this season could consider whole-cropping cereals to help bridge the feed gap....
USDA announces modernisation blueprint for the US Forest Service
USDA outlines plans to modernise approach to US national forests and grasslands....
09 June 2020
DCHA webinar "Raising the Bar on Passive Transfer" is open for registration
The upcoming DCHA webinar, "Raising the Bar on Passive Transfer" will take place on Thursday 18 June at 1pm Central time. ...
How to replenishing depleted feed inventories
After a daunting 2019 forage harvest, dairy and beef producers face low forage inventories, but opportunities abound for filling in the gaps....
06 June 2020
Get control of subclinical milk fever to boost productivity
Mole Valley Farmers has launched a new mineral pack to help prevent milk fever on farms feeding grass silage based rations to dry cows....
30 May 2020
Tips on How to Improve Cattle Performance
ICC Brazil chose four tips that will make a difference in the routine of farmers....
15 May 2020
One step closer to carbon neutral cattle
New research shows that supplementing cattle diets with red seaweed reduces enteric methane emissions by 98 percent while improving productivity measures – without causing negative side-effects....
12 May 2020
Farmers boost efficiencies by embracing data collection in grassland and manure management
UK farmers are taking an increasingly measured approach to their grassland and manure management, helping drive down costs and boost efficiencies. ...
10 May 2020
Next generation silage inoculants give options to feed recently made silage
Late turnout and actions by dairy farmers to cut milk output due to coronavirus impact, may see some running out of silage this spring....
09 May 2020
Keenan unveils Virtual Showroom and range of supports to help farmers during lockdown
Keenan, an Irish-based machine manufacturing company, launches a dedicated Virtual Showroom for farmers....
08 May 2020
Extra care advised for this year’s first cut silage
Forage experts have warned that weather conditions over recent weeks could bring multiple challenges to silage-making which may need to be addressed this spring....
26 April 2020
Limited grass growth and pandemic restrictions highlight need to plan and monitor grazing
In light of the UK's low milk price, increased feed costs following the ongoing lockdown and depressed grass growth, assessing forage stocks and tracking margins are becoming more essential. ...
19 April 2020
Calf stress at weaning could affect future production
There are two times in a dairy cow’s life that can be critical to maximising future milk production. One, as most of us know, is the transition period around calving. The other, which may be more surprising, is the weaning period way back when the cow...
11 April 2020
New system illustrates environmental impact of feeding too much protein at turnout
Mole Valley Farmers has found that balancing rations to complement high protein spring grass makes both economic and environmental sense. ...
10 April 2020
Nutreco announces its Feed&Food Tech Challenge Finalists
Nutreco proudly announces the finalists for the Nutreco Feed&Food Tech Challenge (NFTC)....
07 April 2020
Take sustainable approach to worming youngstock
Cattle farmers should ensure their treatment for roundworms is sustainable. ...
05 April 2020
Free remote Ration Performance Monitoring service now open to all
Alltech and Keenan have announced the launch of a new InTouch service that allows UK dairy and beef farmer to benefit from independent nutritional advice and support, free of charge for the next three months....
31 March 2020
Getting the most benefit from palm fat supplements
Emerging research has demonstrated that using coated folic acid along with palm fat powder in cattle feed can boost growth performance and rumen health without causing negative side effects....
27 March 2020
Argentina mulls port closures, signalling potential pressure on grain used in cattle feed
Argentine grains port workers have requested that exports be suspended during the pandemic....
20 March 2020
Changing trends and farmer perceptions for feed additives
Devan Paulus Compart, ruminant feed additive researcher at Land O'Lakes, shared trends in the feed additive industry and described how to best use research to change farmer perceptions of the industry at the Livestock Microbiome & Nutritional Health Congress...
16 March 2020
Dairy farmers laud President on VAT exemption for animal feed
NIGERIA - Farmers in the dairy sector - under the auspices of Commercial Dairy Ranches Association of Nigeria (CODARAN) - have backed President Muhammadu Buhari on his request to the National Assembly to exempt animal feed from the list of items that...
15 March 2020
Non-pharma solutions to scours are effective and more sustainable
Thanks to education and development of new products, tremendous strides have been made in reducing the severity and number of calves lost due to the main causes of calf scours....
13 March 2020
Royal De Heus strengthens its position in Brazil by acquiring Cerrado Nutrição Animal
Royal De Heus signed an agreement acquiring Brazilian cattle nutrition company Cerrado Nutrição Animal....
12 March 2020
Study reveals beef, dairy production depleting water supply
US - A study by Northern Arizona University has set out to assess river flow depletion across the US, identify the factors driving this depletion and evaluate options to reduce vulnerability to water shortages. The researchers estimate that two-thirds...
Common feed ingredient tested safe in bulls
US - Cattle feeders choose distillers grains in feedlot diets as an inexpensive alternative to corn and soybean meal. But until now, no one had studied the effects of the common feed ingredient on bull development and fertility. With bull fertility to...
 
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