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NFU Dairy Survival Plan for Turbulent New Age
The UK dairy industry has a bright future say analysts, so long as it can see out the accumulating short-term difficulties it currently stands on the verge of confronting, writes Adam Anson, reporting for TheCattleSite....
Developing a Sustainable Smallholder Dairy Stratergy
Rising commodity prices around the global are providing a backdrop against which investment in agriculture in developing countries is more conducive than ever before, reports proceedings from the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Food and Agriculture...
Cows Should Not Be Gift-wrapped
Cows should not be gift-wrapped. Very few questions are ever asked by those planning to purchase replacement cows, writes Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist. This article was produced by the North Dakota State University Extension Service....
Prevent. Capture. Release. Recycle: Solving GHG Emissions
Efforts to reduce livestock greenhouse gas emissions are being made worldwide, but understanding the effects these changes are really having is more difficult to comprehend than might be initially perceived, writes Adam Anson for TheCattleSite. ...
The Optimum Cow
The Optimum Cow - defining, identifying and propagating her has proven to be a challenge over time, writes Scott P. Greiner, Ph.D., Extension Beef Specialist, VA Tech. ...
A Closer Look at US CAFOs and the Data Void
Animal feeding operations in the United States have shot up by 230 per cent in the last twenty years. These large and crowded farm practises often lead to high levels of waste and inevitable pollution, but whilst trying to measure just how serious the...
Virtual Vet: Automated Dairy Farming
The automatic monitoring of health and performance in dairy herds has long been an idea assigned to the future, but Peter Løvendahl, a researcher in genetics and biotechnology at Aarhus Universitet, says that the technology has already arrived. The time...
Organic Livestock Production and Marketing
By Robyn Neeson, Organic Farming Liaison Officer, Farming Systems Research. Published in the New South Wales Primefacts edition 808....
The New Era of Herd Management with Today’s Lower Cost Identification Systems
By Robert H. West, WestfaliaSurge, Inc. This feature was taken from the proceedings of the High Plains Dairy Conference. Identification, Software and Technology. Help Large Herd Managers Retain Individual Cow Management Attention, Regardless of Herd Size....
Behavior of Freestall Housed Cows
By M. A. G. von Keyserlingk and D.M. Weary, Animal Welfare Program, University of British Columbia. This feature was taken from the proceedings of the High Plains Dairy Conference....
Cow Size – A Foundational Issue
By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, North Dakota State University Extension Service. Knowing the weight of the cows being turned out to grass is something every producer needs to know. ...
Media Battles: Changing the View of Livestock Production
This article is taken from the proceedings of the Livestock Care Conference, held by Alberta Farm Animal Care. Media is highly influenced by animal activist groups, says veteran analyst Dan Murphy, and reframing the issues can help turn the tide for producers....
Florida Dairy Production Conference
Dairy production was under analysis at Florida's 45th Conference, presented by the University of Florida IFAS Dairy Extension. ...
CAFOs Uncovered - The Untold Costs of Confined Animal Feeding Operations
The Union of Concerned Scientists looks into the costs of confined animal feeding operations....
News Reports from the National Farmers Union Conference in London 18 - 19 February
This week the UK's National Farmers Union (NFU) celebrated its centenary by holding a two day conference in London. But rather than dwelling on the last one hundred years of farming practise the conference, 'Growing for Another Century', peered into the...

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