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Unique process ‘cleans’ crop water runoff when using dairy manure as fertilizer
Dairy manure is a natural crop fertilizer, and Texas A&M AgriLife scientists believe they have discovered a way to make sure that the valuable resource stays on crops where it is applied as a fertilizer, and out of waterways, where it is a potential pollutant....
Pasture quality may worsen because of climate change
The increase in average temperatures expected for the next few decades, of at least 2º C, may have an unexpected impact on the pocket of ranchers....
Ancient DNA Reveals Origins of Livestock Herding in Africa
Visitors to East Africa are often amazed by massive herds of cattle with a gorgeous array of horn, hump and coat patterns. Pastoralism – a way of life centered around herding – is a central part of many Africans’ identity. It’s also a key economic...
Water Recovered from Whey Can be Used for Cleaning
Water scarcity is a serious issue and a concern among the dairy industry, as declines in the availability of water could decrease food and feed supplies and increase food prices. ...
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....
Calf Rearing Tips
With the current boom in the Irish dairy industry, many Irish beef farmers are considering the benefits of buying dairy-bred calves....
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....
Beware of Softened Water and Milk Replacer
Water quality checks should be conducted annually - at a minimum. ...
Harmful Algal Blooms: Are My Cattle in Danger?
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) reduce water quality and intake and can extend to being toxic to livestock. ...
Control of Nuisance Algal Blooms in Ponds Used to Water Livestock
Algal blooms are best controlled by 'careful' use of herbicides and limiting the amount of nutrients entering the water,cattlemen in Georgia are being told. ...
Confined Livestock Operations Account for Majority of Chesapeake Bay Area’s Farmland With Applied Manure
An analysis of livestock production in the Chesapeake Bay area by Stacy Sneeringer of the USDA Economic Research Service suggests that policies addressing manure nutrient discharges from small and medium-sized concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)...
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....
How Can I Keep the Livestock Watering System from Freezing in Winter?
Tips for keeping vital water supplies to farm livestock in winter from the US National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service....
Increased Irrigation Water Increases Maize Yield But Decreases Nutritive Value
Increasing irrigation to maize crops lowers the metabolisable energy contents of the forage, according to research by Dr Rafiq Islam at the University of Sydney. ...
Livestock Resources and Environmental Issues in Asia
Livestock production is a significant and growing source of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution, range degradation and greenhouse gases, according to Benjamin Henderson (Livestock Policy Officer) and Henning Steinfeld (Chief of Livestock Information and...
 
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