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Where Are Dairy Markets Heading?
Strong prices earlier this year could keep prices down next as production stays high, according to one US dairy markets expert. ...
Could China Become the Largest Cheese Buyer?
While your typical Chinese shopper will never have bought cheese at a supermarket, food service sectors are hugely important to China's future cheese demand. ...
How to Use Activity Monitors to Get Her in Calf
Estrus detection is growing in popularity, particularly on MidWest farms, but with the benefits of higher insemination rates and labour savings, fine tuning is required. ...
What Makes A Good Grazer?
Electronic sensors used by Dutch scientists hope to unravel the mysteries of what 'good grazers' do. ...
What Number Crunching Did in New Zealand
A background as an agricultural economist has enabled one New Zealander to build one of the most efficient dairies in his region. ...
How Can Sexed Semen Performance Be Improved?
Contrasting frozen and liquid sexed semen has revealed insights into how long samples remain viable. ...
Behaviour of Dairy Cows Grazing Variable Pasture States and Grain-Based Concentrate
Times through the day have a major effect on grazing behaviour in robotic milking systems, although pasture type does too. ...
Farmers Not Choosing or Using Fluke Products Correctly
Livers are condemned every year because the wrong products are used at the wrong time, Irish farmers are being told. ...
Climate Change Could Lower Milk Yields Through Heat Stress
In many parts of the United States, climate change is likely to result in higher average temperatures, hotter daily maximum temperatures, and more frequent heat waves, which could increase heat stress for livestock, writes the US Department of Agriculture....
Ireland's Dairy Story: Expanding Sustainably
Expansion is on the cards in Southern Ireland, but a County Cork family is looking to minimise the impacts of almost doubling output....
How Does Grain-based Concentrate Allocation and Pasture State Impact Intake and Milk Production in Dairy Cows Grazing Kikuyu and Ryegrass Pasture?
Constant access to fresh pasture is best, says an Australian researcher after scrutinising grazing and grain based concentrate diets in lactating cows. ...
BVD Vaccinations Improve Reproductive Performance
A 45 per cent decrease in abortion and significantly lower rates of fetal infection were reported in cattle vaccinated for bovine viral diarrhea virus. ...
Ireland's Dairy Story: Expanding Sustainably
Expansion is on the cards in Southern Ireland, but for a County Cork family almost doubling farm output does not mean doubling the negative impact of their holding. ...
Shorter Grass Opens Up Cows to Green Acorn Poisoning
What is food for squirrels is deadly to cattle, explain Georgia advisers after insect activity has exposed green acorns in many Georgia pastures....
Welfare Problems on French Dairies: An Epidemiological Approach
French dairy farms are operating at an ‘acceptable’ level of welfare, a study encompassing 131 dairies has found....
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