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Scanning Cattle Retinas Allows Faster BSE Detection
Studying a cow's retina could give secrets away about bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), says a new study from Iowa State University. ...
Hop Extract May be Suitable Alternative to Rumensin
An acid from hops could be used instead of rumensin in ionophore-free beef programmes, say Kansas researchers. ...
Calf Hair Could Indicate Foul Mood
Facial hair on cows can be an indicator of temperament, potentially informing decisions about showring selection. ...
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....
Signals at the Feed Trough: Improving Efficiency on Your Dairy
Read what cows are telling you through body language and behaviour - this is the key to getting the most from cattle feed. ...
How do I Test Soil Health on My Farm?
Monitoring soil health for nutrients maximises pasture production and takes five steps to do, Australia's southern farmers are being told. ...
What Farms Make Money? Three Common Denominators
What makes a farm profitable? A farm management expert draws on experience gained from working within five land grant universities. ...
Two Parasites Less Harmful Than One: Cure for Deadly Fever?
African farmers could soon have a vaccine for a deadly fever thanks to a study which found that two parasites are far less deadly than one. ...
Watch Out: Over a Third of Silage is Wasted From the Sward
Potentially over a third, and at least 15 per cent, of silage grown never reaches the cow. ...
Winter Crops in Dairy Systems Cut Leaching, Weeds and Improve Soils
Winter crops to be harvested are hugely beneficial to soil structure, offering protection to soils through winter, anything else is a "misconception"....
Harassed Herd? Prevent Flies and Control Fly Numbers
Flies are a perennial issue and something you can get on top of if you prepare early and act now, US cattlemen are being told. ...
Planning For Successful Animal Welfare on Dairy Farms
Welfare is of course a priority for dairy farmers, but standardised assessments and schemes give the consumer piece of mind....
Watching Fertilser Costs During the Dairy Downturn
Times are tights and New Zealand graziers are being told to scrutinise fertiliser costs, a major expense and one interlinked with another major cost - feed. ...
What to Choose When Reseeding Hay and Pasture Fields
Choosing grasses for your pastures and hay fields depends on the soil pH, fertility and cattle that you have. ...
Hoof Cracks in Cattle: Cause, Treatment
Alterations in terrain, as well as the variation in genetics, hoof, size, age and condition of a cow can impact on the state of its hoof, says a Montana-based extension agent. ...
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