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28 November 2018
Mycoplasma Mastitis Huge Threat in UK & EU
Mycoplasma bovis is an ongoing threat to dairy and beef herds in the UK and Europe, infecting cows not only with mastitis, but manifesting itself in joints or the middle ear and also infecting calves, according to Colin Lindsay, practicing veterinarian,...
18 September 2018
New Research Shows Selective Dry Cow Therapy Reduces Microbial Resistance
Research investigating selective dry cow antibiotic therapy was a highlight at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council, according to Dr. Ivan Leyva-Baca, veterinarian and product application specialist with Thermo Fisher Scientific....
05 September 2018
Can You Visibly Detect Contagious Mastitis in Your Herd?
Contagious mastitis is often subclinical, so it's very difficult to detect with the naked eye, says Dr. John Middleton, professor at the University of Missouri, during an interview at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council held in...
11 October 2017
GenoTube Offers Extended Life for Diagnostic Samples
ANALYSIS - Looking for a better way to collect and deliver diagnostic samples to the laboratory? Thermo Fisher Scientific's GenoTube is a non-invasive nasal swab for collection of DNA or RNA from animals. ...
26 April 2017
Allflex Promotes Chuck Rogers to Northwest Regional Manager
US - Allflex USA, part of the Allflex Group, global leader in animal identification and traceability systems, today announced the promotion of Chuck Rogers to Northwest Regional Manager. ...
10 October 2016
Antibiotics Could be Cut By Up to a Third, say Dairy Farmers
UK - Nine in 10 dairy farmers say that over the next five years they could cut their own antibiotic use by almost a third in dry cow therapy and a fifth in clinical mastitis, according to a RABDF survey. ...
07 October 2016
50th World Dairy Expo: A Surprise, Collegiate Judging Winners & Photos
ANALYSIS - The 50th World Dairy Expo kicked off on Tuesday, October 4 with an Opening Ceremony that included a surprise reveal at the Alliant Energy Center. ...
21 September 2016
Selective Dry Cow Therapy - Is It Right for Your Dairy?
ANALYSIS - Dr Pamela Ruegg, extension milk quality veterinarian for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, speaks about new concepts in the use of dry cow therapy, especially the concept of selective dry cow therapy....
08 July 2016
Average Global Dairy Farm Looks Different Than You Might Think
ANALYSIS - As of 2015, there are about 121 million dairy farmers around the world. When you think about why dairy and government policy are so closely linked, it’s because so many people are involved in milk production globally, said Torsten Hemme,...
28 June 2016
Expert: US Not Price Competitive in World Milk Market
ANALYSIS - The world milk price – it really can’t get any worse, so prepare for an upturn....
11 May 2016
How Are US Dairy Operations Impacting Water Quality?
ANALYSIS - The tremendous increase in productivity and efficiency in the US dairy industry has also come with an array of negative environmental impacts that are a major challenge from a sustainability perspective, reports Sarah Mikesell, live from the...
03 May 2016
CoBank: US Dairy Producers Bolster Margins through Genetics
ANALYSIS - Due to the record-high beef prices in 2014-15, calf and cull cow sales provided a significant boost to dairies' margins, but this bonanza has ended, and dairies are looking to genetics to bolster their margins, according to CoBank's latest...
28 April 2016
Research: Chelated Zn, Cu, Mn Improve Lameness in Dairy Cows
ANALYSIS - Not only is lameness a crucial welfare issue on modern dairies, incidence of lameness can result in serious economic losses to dairy producers, writes Heather Tucker, PhD, Research Scientist in Ruminant Nutrition at Novus International. ...
12 February 2016
Training Becomes Critical as More Dairy Farms Adopt Selective Dry Cow Therapy
UK - Training in the correct procedures around drying off and in teat sealant administration will be critically important as the number of UK dairy farms adopting selective dry cow therapy protocols increases....
17 July 2015
EU Beef Production Turns to Dairy Herd
EU - European beef production is to rely more and more on the dairy herd in future rather than suckler cows, changing the structure of the total EU herd significantly....
15 June 2015
Arm & Hammer's R&D Takes Animal Nutrition Products to Next Level
ANALYSIS - Post-acquisition of Vi-COR, Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition is focused on research, the product pipeline and education efforts. ...
21 May 2015
Hay Makers Can Learn From Georgia Washout
GLOBAL - Farmers planning summer haymaking in America’s south are being reminded of the 2013 wash out and dire consequences thereafter....
18 May 2015
Help Needed to Solve Teat Removing Condition
UK - An English veterinarian is calling for help to unravel a mystery condition in dairy cattle that can result in cattle physically removing their own teats - in extreme cases all four teats....
01 May 2015
Tailor Dry Cow Therapy to Individuals, Industry Told
UK - Dry cow therapy should be tailored to individual animals, not at herd level, new industry guidelines on antibiotic usage have advised....
23 April 2015
Beating BVD Rests on Persistently Infected Calf
ANALYSIS - The persistently infected (PI) calf is at the epicentre of solving the bovine viral diarrhea issue. ...
22 April 2015
Antibiotic Stewardship Requires Data and Diagnostics
ANALYSIS - Achieving prudent use of antibiotics will be easier when two important things fall into place. ...
15 April 2015
Predicting Calving on a Lifting Tail
GLOBAL - Tail mounted sensor systems on cows can detect the onset of calving, researchers have found....
27 June 2014
Hoof Trimming: Not About Perfection
GLOBAL - Hooftrimmers should not be striving for perfection in their work but assessing individual feet and reacting accordingly, says a world leading cattle lameness expert....
25 June 2014
Calving Demonstrations For New Zealand Farmers
NEW ZEALAND – Hands-on workshops are aiming to prime dairymen ahead of the New Zealand calving season....
05 June 2014
Sustainability Welfare Central to New UK Beef Plant
UK - A state of the art slaughterhouse and meat processing plant was opened by the UK’s Secretary for Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs Owen Paterson on Monday....
14 April 2014
Getting Cows Fatter: Time is of the Essence
NEW ZEALAND - Adding condition to a cow requires feed and time, with many New Zealand farmers not drying off early enough....
14 March 2014
Large Herd Seminar Expands to Offer Practical Workshops
UK - Dairymen are being advised to bring staff along to The Large Herd Seminar 2014 to benefit from additional practical farm workshops as part of the extended three day programme....
10 December 2013
CME Grains Turn Weaker in Aftermath of USDA Supply and Demand Report
ANALYSIS - Corn futures moved lower at midday Tuesday, after seeing a slight bounce following a mildly bullish USDA supply and demand report for December. ...
 
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