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Canada – Livestock and Products Annual 2011
Cattle and hog herds are expected to stabilise in 2012, according to Mihai Lupescu in the latest GAIN Report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service....
China – Livestock and Products Annual 2011
SNIPPET, according to Michael Woolsey and Jianping Zhang in the latest GAIN Report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. ...
Animart Legend Heat Detection System
The Legend Heat Detection System from Animart was awarded a place in the Dairy Herd Management top 10 innovative products of 2011. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite editor finds out more about the product....
Brazil Grain and Feed Update November 2011
The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service has raised its 2011/12 corn forecast 9 million metric tons (mmt) to 64 mmt in response to attractive export prices, better seed varieties, and an increased second corn crop....
Taiwan Dairy and Products Annual Report 2011
Taiwan’s fluid milk production is forecast to reach about 379,000 metric tons in calendar year (CY) 2012, an increase of four per cent above the estimated CY 2011 production level, according to teh USDA Foreign Agricultural Service....
Using PLI To Breed For Profit
In the last 10 years, genetic indices for dairy cattle across the world have been moving toward the breeding of a more sustainable cow with a shift towards lifetime production rather than lactation production. ...
Advancing Genomic Selection
Genomic selection supplements the traditional method of genetic evaluation with information on the DNA of an animal to improve the accuracy of identifying genetically elite animals. Noirin McHugh and Donagh Berry from Teagasc say that greater gains can...
Variables That Influence Outcomes Of AI Programmes
Sandy Johnson from K-State Research and Extension looks at what factors can impact a cow's ability to respond with high fertility to synchronisation protocols. ...
Peering At Genes To Detect Origin Of Cattle Diseases
The eyes are said to be the windows into the soul of humans, but in the case of cattle, they may hold clues to overall animal health. A closer look at pinkeye is offering insight into other costly bacterial diseases as well....
Dairy Cow Welfare Strategy 2011 Report
In a move towards improving the welfare of dairy cows, the Dairy Welfare Strategy was created, setting out targets and guidelines for the indusry. The results of the 2011 report have now been published by the Cattle Health and Welfare Group (CHAWG). The...
Processed Crop Residues To Improve Ruminant Performance
This study by Ramana Reddy and G Reddy, from the College of Veterinary Science, India, looks at enhancing ruminant diets through processing crop residues. ...
Systems Of Production For Male Calves From The Dairy Herd
Researchers at the Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Teagasc, Ireland, look at the different production methods for male calves from the dairy herd. ...
Impact Of Dystocia On Newborn Calf Vigour
The effects of dystocia on calves are discussed by Dr Ken Leslie, from the University of Guelph, Canada. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite Editor reports. ...
Efficient Farming Improves Environment & Profits
Improving the efficiency of milk production could produce significant annual savings and potentially cut the environmental impacts of the industry by up to a third, according to new research from Northwest Spain. ...
Australia Dairy And Products Semi-Annual 2011
Dairy production and exports are forecast to increase in 2011 as production conditions continue to improve. This represents a turnaround in the long-term decline experienced in the dairy industry since the drought began in 2002, reports the US Foreign...
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