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What Can You Do When a Dog is Threatening Your Livestock?
Ohio agricultural law specialist Caty Daniels runs through some considerations on loose dogs running through livestock in her state....
Can Gravel Be Suitable Calf Bedding?
Bedding is at the heart of disease control, stress reduction and farming's image, which is why new bedding receives thorough consideration....
When To Castrate For Best Weights Later On
Beef and dairy farmers are being told that, as a rule of thumb, earlier is better when castrating bull calves. ...
Fit For A Cow: Getting Barn Climate and Design Right
Cows stay in the herd longer if cow comfort can be ensured, says Dutch livestock housing expert Frank van Eerdenburg....
Don't Think Weather Worries Are Over
As the US waves goodbye to one of the toughest winters in memory, farmers are reminded that it is summer that can challenge cows most....
Making Sure Your Cow Lies 10 Hours Per Day
A cow's daily life is a trade-off between time spent for eating and lying down, with animals prioritising ten hours daily rest over eating....
Lameness in Cattle Part One: Causes Associated with Infections
Classifying cattle lameness can be done along two lines; lameness through bacterial infection and lameness through injury, explains South Dakota State University Associate Professor, Russ Daly. ...
Free-stall Stocking Density Affects Productivity
Whether stocking density in a freestall barn effects dairy cow productivity was a question posed to a Ohio extension expert recently. ...
What Floors and Surfaces Help Cow Longevity?
Lameness problems in cows can be prevented through investing in construction but also in simple management considerations like reducing waiting times and exposure to abrasive and unhygienic floors....
Limping Livestock: Two Perspectives
A limping pig or cow conjures different ideas in the head of an uninitiated member of the public and a farmer. The distinctions are explored here by two South Dakota University experts....
How to Feed to Improve Body Condition Score
New Zealand farmers are being urged to strike the right balance between fat and thin cows and warned of the 40 day period when dry cows do not gain body condition....
Is it Worthwhile Cooling Dry Cows?
Farmers cooling cows through the dry period can expect them to produce more milk, heavier calves and have fewer health problems, say two University of Florida researchers....
Best Ways to Preserve Teat Health Through Winter
Spring is arriving for many but the cold US winter hangs on and means teat care remains a major consideration on dairy farms. ...
Managing Snowmelt on Farmsteads
With over three feet of snow across some areas of the northern US, two agricultural engineers at Minnesota are warning farmers to manage spring thaw to avoid treacherous farm conditions....
Euthanasia Guidelines For Cattle
A team of US veterinarians led by Professor Jan Shearer of Iowa State University have summarised key points around current best practice for euthanasia in cattle....
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