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Dairy Calves are Natural Optimists or Pessimists, Just Like Us
Some calves are inherently optimistic or pessimistic, just as humans are, a new University of British Columbia study has found....
Extensive Farming and the Future of Food Production
Farmers worldwide are facing new environmental challenges. According to Dr Juan Villalba, Associate Professor in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University and editor of ‘Animal Welfare in Extensive Production Systems’, skills learned...
Cattle Management Takes to the Air
Improved efficiency and enhanced animal welfare lie behind new developing technology for cattle farmers. Saving labour on routine daily livestock management is a key goal, writes John Wilkes....
Dairy Blog: The White Elephant of Dairy
Dairy blogger Carol Lever discusses the choice of dairy products consumers have in the supermarket chillers....
Dairy Stories: Weather Woes
In his new blog, John Wigley, a dairy farmer from Shropshire, discusses the impact of the UK's recent wet weather on his farm's grazing plans....
Steps for New Zealand Farmers to Ensure No More Cows Lost Through Mature Swede Illness
Scientists have linked mature swedes with cow fatalities last year and now farmers are advised how to avoid it. ...
Fluffy Cows: Getting Behind the Internet Sensation
Pictures of pampered cattle went viral on the internet last year. A science student and beef ambassador explains they aren't a particular breed, they've just been given special attention. ...
Heifer Rearing: When Do They Pay You Back?
Recent estimates of the cost of rearing have ranged from £1,000 to £1,500, and tend to average around £1,200, report analysts at DairyCo. ...
Calf Hair Could Indicate Foul Mood
Facial hair on cows can be an indicator of temperament, potentially informing decisions about showring selection. ...
Planning For Successful Animal Welfare on Dairy Farms
Welfare is of course a priority for dairy farmers, but standardised assessments and schemes give the consumer piece of mind....
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. ...
Hoof Cracks in Cattle: Cause, Treatment
Alterations in terrain, as well as the variation in genetics, hoof, size, age and condition of a cow can impact on the state of its hoof, says a Montana-based extension agent. ...
When to Intervene During Calving
When it comes to success at calving, there are some things beyond the farmers control, writes a Kentucky veterinarian. ...
Meet Vega The 156 Tonne Cow
A Swedish farm has what many are calling the world's most productive cow. ...
Do Cows Need Beauty Rest Too?
Sleep may very well be important for cow health, early US research suggests. ...
 
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