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Scientists Probe Milk Carbohydrates
Milk is under the microscope in a bid to breed for a change in carbohydrate content, hopefully improving infant milk formula. ...
Looking at 'Cattle Culture': Home on the Brazilian Range
Much has been written about the impact of cattle farming in the Amazonian regions and how to increase efficiencies and profits, but a less studied field is that of the people and animals working there and the relationship therein. ...
Livestock May Need Extra Feed in Colder Weather to Keep Warm
While the weather outside isn’t frightful – yet – livestock producers still need to be thinking now about how they’ll keep their animals warm when the temperatures drop, wind chills rise and it starts to snow, snow, snow....
Facilities: Is It Time to Make a Change
Building or improving existing cattle handling facilities is a substantial investment for any cattle operation, according to Justin W. Waggoner, beef systems specialist at Kansas State University....
How to Sustainably Feed Nine Billion People
Becoming self-sufficient in food production – what better way is there for countries to sustainably feed their growing populations? But, scratch the surface of this potential solution, and it doesn’t really stack up....
China's Food Self-sufficiency Policy
It is unlikely China will be able to maintain self-sufficiency on all major agrifood commodities, according to Matthew Hyde and Faraz Syed in the latest Agricultural Commodities quarterly report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource...
Beware of Softened Water and Milk Replacer
Water quality checks should be conducted annually - at a minimum. ...
Keeping Feed Costs Under $10 Per Hundred Pounds
New margin protection in the US is placing even more responsibility on farmers to have an even clearer picture of what they spend on feed. ...
Peanut Brittle Coating Deployed For Cattle Nutrition
Cattle can now be sure to get their vitamins by coating feed in a protective peanut brittle style layer. ...
Guessing the Big Dairy Events of 2015
A watchful eye should be on prices and export demand next year, while domestically, the new protection programme will be key, says a markets and policy expert looking through his crystal ball. ...
What Are the Dangers of a Warm and Wet October?
October was wetter and warmer than average, contrasting with a dry September, and raising the risk of parasites to cattle. ...
Time is Over for Milk Protection Plan Decisions
A North Dakota dairy specialist offers some recent insights into the potential security provided by US dairy protection programmes. ...
Angus Bulls on Dairy Farms: As Easy as Black and Black and White
Docile, fertile and easy calving, Aberdeen-Angus cattle have complimented an Irish dairy herd for nearly twenty years. ...
Uganda Latest: Porridge, Hand Wounds and Harvest Prospects
Apollo Saku is a farmer, agricultural academic and project leader for Planting for Hope Uganda, a sustainable wealth creation programme aimed at empowering rural communities through farming and cooperative schemes....
We Need to Beat Facial Eczema Flare-Up
A survey of over 100 New Zealand farms revealed a need to address a fungal condition – facial eczema....
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