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What Does the Future Hold for Precision Dairy Farming?
Speaking at the recent AHDB Dairy Discover, Innovate and Grow conference, Dr Mark Rutter from Harper Adams University said that the dairy sector is a key player in the move towards precision livestock farming....
A Look at THMilk in Viet Nam - Mega Style Dairying
Standing in a huge field watching massive green and yellow John Deere self propelled forage harvesters gobbling up three metre high crops of Mombasa grass and spewing the chopped forage into huge trailers running alongside, you could easily be forgiven...
Dairy Blog: Too Much Spilt Milk
In her first blog for TheCattleSite and TheDairySite, Carol Lever discusses the recent dairy downturn and her ideas for the future of dairy....
How does India's Stance on Cattle Slaughter Affect Farmers?
Hindu hardliners are increasingly clamping down on the potential slaughter of cows in India – so what does that mean for the nation’s dairy and subsistence farmers? Olivia Cooper reports....
US Organic Dairy Farmers View Prices as Unfair
Many US dairy farmers are taking advantage of greater economic opportunities by switching to organic production, but farmers still view the price environment as challenging, according to research by the University of New Hampshire (UNH)....
Tips for Cost Effective Calf Rearing
Weaning calves as quickly as possible may seem cheap but there can be some hidden longer-term costs, says Dr Bob James at Virginia Tech....
Milk Quotas and Beef Herd: What Will the Effect of Quota Abolition Be?
Many are questioning what role the dairy herd will play in the beef herd going forward as many dairies look to expand after 30 years of quota restriction. ...
Global Dairy Markets Stagnate
Large Chinese stocks of milk powder and increases in Northern Hemisphere milk production are causing continuing soft prices heading into the US/EU spring flush....
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. ...
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. ...
Contract Dairy Heifers for the Beef Sector
Dairy heifers will be seen on beef farms as Europe's dairy sector expands post quota removal contract heifer rearing grows, predict Irish advisors. ...
Cow Longevity Economics - Cost Benefits of Keeping a Cow in the Herd
The significance of keeping cows comfortable, healthy and well fed pays dividends when they are in the herd longer. ...
How Much Will Change in Dairying Under the Farm Bill?
Jeremy Daubert, Extension Agent for Rockingham County, answers some questions on what the Farm Bill will mean for the dairy industry. ...
Are Cows Eating Our Food?
Kentucky University's Dr Roy Burris examines the balance between human food and animal feed and describes a recent report analysing food chain resource competition....
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