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Randall Lineback Cattle - The Breed that Saved America
The Randall Lineback is among the oldest breeds of cattle in the US with origins back to the Pilgrim Fathers. The Randall family in Sunderland, Vermont had sustained this heritage breed since 1912, writes John Wilkes....
Early Winter Coat Shedding Correlates with Better Cattle Breeding Performance
Genetic adaptation to environment may hold the key to breeding performance in beef cattle, according to research at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture....
How DNA Parentage Testing in Cattle is Done
We’ve all seen the pictures of DNA that looks like a spiral staircase, but in fact DNA is made up of units called base pairs and there are four different base pairs represented by the letters A, T, G and C. Cattle have 2.8 billion base pairs and humans...
DNA Parentage Testing in Cattle: a Good Investment
Every cow-calf producer likes to believe that his herd bulls are top notch animals and that they’re all pulling their weight in terms of siring calves, but in reality there is a lot of variation, writes Angela Lovell....
Genomic Testing Can Decrease Genetic Lag
Until now, genomic information has mainly been used to improve the accuracy of genomic breeding values for breeding animals, but recent Danish research shows it can also be used to reduce genetic lag....
Managing Cow Lactation Cycles
Poor feeding management of cows can lead to shorter, lower yielding lactations and increase calving interval. This report by John Moran from Asia Dairy Network explains the changing feed requirements of cows over the lactation cycle and how to match this...
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....
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....
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 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. ...
When to Intervene During Calving
When it comes to success at calving, there are some things beyond the farmers control, writes a Kentucky veterinarian. ...
What Does My Dry Cow Need?
Good mineral nutrition during the dry period is a cost-effective way of reducing problems like milk fever, retained cleanings and slow calvings, advise Irish experts....
Cow Comfort: A Necessity Not an Option
Cow comfort is paramount in a productive and profitable dairy. What is needed for comfort, how to measure it and optimal management practices are laid out here for the asian dairy sector. ...
Developmental Disease in Ayrshires is Inheritable
A worrying disease in Ayrshire calves causing growth and intellectual retardation has been discovered by Finnish scientists. ...
Calving Preparation Guidelines: Start Planning Now
If you're spring calving this year then there is still time to get handling gates working properly if necessary, says Teagasc, Ireland's Agriculture and Food Development Authority. ...
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