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Genomic Testing Can Decrease Genetic Lag
Until now, genomic information has mainly been used to improve the accuracy of genomic breeding values for breeding animals, but recent Danish research shows it can also be used to reduce genetic lag....
How to Make Quality Hay: Understand How it Dries
Don't be fooled - delaying harvest will sacrifice forage quality, warns an Ohio forage expert. ...
Vitamin E Supplements Reduced Retained Foetal Membranes in Cows
Retained foetal membranes (RFM) in dairy cattle are never a good thing. Recent research from the Universities of São Paulo and Florida showed that vitamin E supplements reduced the incidence of RFM....
How to Get Rid of Bedstraw
Smooth bedstraw is an invasive and opportunistic weed, which requires management to prevent proliferation in forage fields....
US Organic Dairy Farmers View Prices as Unfair
Many US dairy farmers are taking advantage of greater economic opportunities by switching to organic production, but farmers still view the price environment as challenging, according to research by the University of New Hampshire (UNH)....
Milk Quotas and Beef Herd: What Will the Effect of Quota Abolition Be?
Many are questioning what role the dairy herd will play in the beef herd going forward as many dairies look to expand after 30 years of quota restriction. ...
Cheese is Surprisingly Healthy
Why can the French eat a traditionally unhealthy diet and still have a relatively low level of cardiovascular disease? Scientists from Aarhus University have found the secret lies with cheese....
Fluffy Cows: Getting Behind the Internet Sensation
Pictures of pampered cattle went viral on the internet last year. A science student and beef ambassador explains they aren't a particular breed, they've just been given special attention. ...
Early Calf Separation from Cow Leads to Different Social Life
Cows and calves are often separated only a few hours after birth to help improve dairy productivity. However, such separations can have long-term effects on social behaviour when the calf grows up....
Cattle Have No Close Contact With Badgers
Electronic collars have shown that cattle do not commonly interact with badgers at close range....
Does Forage Particle Size Affect Heifer Distiller Grains Utilisation?
Particle size is important for digestion in cattle, but there was little difference between growth performance of heifers fed either chopped or pelleted diets in a recent study....
What Has Happened to Australian Milk Since Deregulation?
Far from doubling in size, Australia's milk output as at best stagnated since deregulation, reports Dairy Farmers of Canada. ...
Saving Farmers Time and Money
Radio-frequency ear tags are widely used in Europe but are yet to take on in the US. However, a team of engineers in North Carolina are sure they could do a lot of good to a lot of farms. ...
Global Dairy Markets Stagnate
Large Chinese stocks of milk powder and increases in Northern Hemisphere milk production are causing continuing soft prices heading into the US/EU spring flush....
How to Manage Cattle Nematodes in Spring
As the weather warms over spring, it is important to plan for parasite management in young cattle stock, to avoid high nematode burdens later in the year....
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