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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. ...
High Protein Ration Paying Dividends For Holstein Friesians
New Zealand producers considering breeding for the coming year have been told to consider the Holstein Friesian for all-round profitability, high protein milk and merits for land efficiency and beef. ...
Scientists Uncover Why Major Cow Milk Allergen is Actually Allergenic
Cow milk allergy occurs in children and in adults. Scientists at Messerli Research Institute at the Vetmeduni Vienna, the Medical University of Vienna, and the University of Vienna investigated what actually makes the milk allergenic....
Organic and Conventional Dairies Show Few Differences in Cow Health and Milk
Oregon State University's Daniel Robison discusses how cows raised on organic and conventional dairy farms do not significantly differ in terms of health or in the nutritional content of their milk....
Questions and Answers on Hormones in Meat and Milk
Germany's Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) answers some frequently asked questions on the possibility of human health risks from hormones in meat and milk. ...
What Are the Benefits of Using Rolling Herd Averages to Manage Your Dairy?
Dairymen in the US are being told of the merits of rolling herd averages as an assessment of recent performance. ...
China Loves 'The White Stuff'
The rapid surge of dairy popularity and milk demand is being met by all kinds of dairy farms. Stuart Lumb visited the Henan dairy for TheDairySite....
New Year New Goal - Monthly Milk Recording
Benchmarking cows is made easier with strong data sets, allowing herd health to be monitored closely, according to Teagasc, Ireland's agriculture and food development authority. ...
Afghanistan Dairy Project Supports Women's Jobs and Family Income
After signing approval for more dairy farming development, communities in Afghanistan are nutritionally and economically better off. ...
Breeding Fitter Cows For Better Milk
RobustMilk is a European breeding project looking at breeding fitter cows that give healthier milk. ...
Plummeting Somatic Cell Counts: The Changes Made at the UF Dairy Unit
Unless implementation is correct, mastitis control will not yield lower somatic cell counts on your farm, explains Eric Diepersloot, Herd Manger of the University of Florida dairy herd. ...
Have you Ever Wondered Why you Can’t Sell Your Dairy’s Milk Straight to a Consumer?
Farmers are now able to sell raw milk straight to the consumer after the sale of raw milk was legalised earlier in 2013....
Parity-dependent Association Between TNF and LTF Gene Polymorphisms and Clinical Mastitis in Dairy Cattle
A team of Polish scientists has found little evidence that certain genes code for higher mastitis immunity after conducting a study on a large herd in western Poland. ...
Milk Quality: Improving Your Pre-Milking Routine
Avoiding mastitis and maintaining milk quality starts with a good parlour routine says, Keith Engel, dairy farm hygiene and supplies specialist from GEA Farm Technologies. ...
Weather Impacts Somatic Cell Count
Although the trend across the state is of improvement, somatic cell counts in South Dakota can increase when the weather turns wet, writes Alvaro Garcia, Dairy Specialist at South Dakota State University. ...
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