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Occurrence and Characteristics of ESBL–Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Animals, Minced Meat and Raw Milk
Researchers based in Switzerland found relatively high rates of extended–spectrum beta–lactamase (ESBL) producers in pigs, cattle, sheep and chickens and they expressed concern about the high genetic diversity among these isolates, which they said...
Changes in Composition of Colostrum of Egyptian Buffaloes and Holstein Cows
Researchers in Egypt report what they describe as dramatic changes in the composition of buffalo colostrum over the first five days after calving, as with cow’s colostrum, and the composition of both colostrums approached that of normal milk by the...
Reducing Residues in Livestock Products
"As far as I am concerned, drug residues in animal products is a black and white issue," said Dr Mike Apley, Professor at Kansas College of Veterinary Medicine, when addressing the Dairy Producer Forum at the NCBA Trade Show and Convention earlier this...
Effective Cleaning & Disinfection On The Dairy Farm
Cleaning and disinfecting is imperative to maintain the well being and health of high producing animals, such as dairy cows. This is especially the case in intensive modern housing where high density and high productivity increases the infection pressure....
Measuring Natural Resistance In Milk
Research at the University of Wageningen has shown that certain antibodies in milk are more protective against mastitis infections. ...
A Dairy Farm's Footprint
Dairy farming systems impact the environment, animal well-being, and the nutritional quality and safety of milk and dairy products in many ways. This report by The Organic Centre evaluates the impacts of conventional and organic farming systems. ...
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - November 2010
Beef exports will continue to increase, and imports fall, whilst cattle prices rise due to strong demand. Dairy cow numbers continue to fall, this along with increasing feed prices, puts pressure on milk production forecasts, according to the latest USDA...
Cell Counts For Farmers Producing Cheese
Marco Nocetti, is the Head of Laboratory for the Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano in Italy. At a recent Pfizer Animal Health press briefing he told Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor why low cell counts are a must for farms that...
Has Any Progress Been Made In Mastitis Control?
Reporting from the 2010 British Mastitis Conference, Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor speaks with John Sumner, an independent dairy consultant, about whether the UK has made any progress in mastitis control since the 1960's. ...
Somatic Cell Counts: Friends Or Foes
Speaking at a recent Pfizer press briefing on somatic cell counts (SCC), Dr Ynte Hein Schukken from Cornell University said that somatic cells are a crucial part of the normal function of a healthy cow. Written by Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior...
Selection And Breeding Using Polymorphism Of Milk Proteins
Polymorphism of milk proteins in big ruminants causes significant research interest, mainly directed to their evolution, population investigations, breeding and hybridisation. ...
Energy Effieciency On Dairy Units
Rising energy costs and environmental concerns are causing dairy farmers to alter their management practices. This publication by ATTRA provides an overview of how dairy farms can implement efficiency improvements and energy-saving technologies that...
UK Milk Statistics
The latest report on the UK milk statistics shows that wholesale milk deliveries have fallen slightly over 2009/10. Butterfat content for 2009/10 has been conistently lower whilst protein content also appears down. ...
Milk Production In The US
Figures from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) suggests that milk production in the US is falling due to a diminishing national herd....
Feeding Non-Saleable Milk to Dairy Calves
When choosing a liquid feeding programme, consider using pasteurised non-saleable milk to improve economic and nutritional efficiencies....
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