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Turnips, Kale and Other Greens Used to Extend Grazing on Georgia Pastures
Hardiness through winter and quick spring recovery makes Brassicas an ideal plant to turn to for winter forage, but watch out for the high sulfur content, warns a University of Georgia forage specialist. ...
What is Mud Costing Your Dairy Farm?
Having too much mud on your farm can lead to extensive detrimental impacts, including feed intake and weight gain, writes Dr Michael Payne, in an in depth look at mud on dairy farms. ...
Make Sure Your Cows Have Good Feed This Winter
Large amounts of quality forage underpins profitability, advises a Minnesota expert ahead of the winter months. ...
Calves: Feeding to Fight Disease
A calf can get sick in a number of ways but nutrition, along with housing and hygiene, are the three core points to get the calf better, write advisers at the Ontario Veal Association. ...
Cassava as Animal Feed in Ghana: Past, Present and Future
The use of cassava as a feed for ruminants and non-ruminants (poultry and pigs) in Ghana could reduce the high cost of feed, increase livestock production and create job opportunities, according to a new report from UN Food and Agriculture Organization...
AgriLife Research Develops New Lines of Cool-season Grasses
Breeding lines of summer-dormant cool-season grasses suited for the Rolling Plains are ready for seed increase after four years of improvement at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center near Vernon. ...
Forage Focus: Cereal Rye a Cover Crop with Feed Value?
Dairy and beef producers should look into rye as a grazing or forage crop because of good performance across the board, according to an Ohio State Extension Educator. ...
Supplementary Feed Location and Cow Behaviour
Supplementary feeding, either before or after milking, prompts similar grazing behaviour in terms of bite time and rate, says Nicholas Lyons of Sydney University....
Nitrate Can Cut Dairy Cow Methane Emissions
Danish researchers are feeding 400 grams of nitrate daily, targeting a 20 per cent drop in methane emissions in cattle to reduce the environmental impact of agriculture. ...
Silo Maintenance Could Save Lives
Badly maintained feed and grain silos have resulted in multiple deaths in the Corn Belt, farmers have been warned. ...
Mastitis: What is it Costing You?
Irish farmers have a mastitis costing programme to deliver an objective figure on what somatic cell counts have on farm margins. ...
Processing Corn Silage can be Advantageous for a Dairy Operation
A new corn silage called 'shredlage' is the buzz word in US dairying with nutritionists talking of higher feed intake and ease of digestibility and feed efficiency. ...
Wholecrop: A Potential Alternative Forage
If current forage stocks are still looking low after first and second cut, then take a serious look at wholecrop in the next few days, writes Advanced Nutrition’s Eoghan Mullery....
Genetic Selection Opportunities to Improve Feed Efficiency
Higher feed costs could jeapordise productivity if farmers do not tackle feed efficiency properly, according to Chad Dechow of Penn State University. ...
Beating the Fodder Crisis: Hydroponic Barley Sprouting
The Irish fodder crisis gave one quick witted producer in Ireland the opportunity to experiment with a contemporary solution - hydroponic barley sprouting....
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