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Drones a Possibility for Heat Detection and More
Activity monitors can make science fiction reality with drone/UAV technology, according to a Penn State extension educator. ...
What Can Dairy Care365™ Do for You?
Every day at Bridgewater Dairy, LLC, 240,000 pounds of milk – that’s more than 28,000 gallons – are marketed from northwestern Ohio to bottlers and supermarket chains throughout the Midwest. ...
Cow Comfort: A Necessity Not an Option
Cow comfort is paramount in a productive and profitable dairy. What is needed for comfort, how to measure it and optimal management practices are laid out here for the asian dairy sector. ...
Strategy to Increase Summer Fertility?
A hormonal protocol giving treatments before and after insemination could improve summer and autumn fertility, according to a study in the Journal of Dairy Science. ...
Mastitis Impacts Follicle Development
A certain type of mastitis has been shown to limit follicle development. ...
Youthful Approach to Keeping Dairy Records
Much can be learned from record keeping about managing farm animals and farm finances, hence there is lots to be gained from starting with the books early. ...
Contract Dairy Heifers for the Beef Sector
Dairy heifers will be seen on beef farms as Europe's dairy sector expands post quota removal contract heifer rearing grows, predict Irish advisors. ...
Irish Dairy Gearing Up for Post-Quota Expansion
A trained engineer with a passion for dairy cows is one of many new entrants within the dairy sector targetting growth after 2015. ...
Cow Longevity: A Concept For Sustainable Food Production
Extending the productive life of cows and increasing overall productivity is central to the future of milk production....
Five Musts For Fertility
Feeding and management at transition, high quality sires, knowledgable staff and the commitment to carry out protocols to the letter while adapting when necessary are the five key ingredients herd reproduction....
Effect of Phytogenic Supplementation on Calf Performance Fed in a Commercial Milk Replacer
Many farmers are aware of the importance of efficient heifer rearing, but a phytogenic supplementation could assist calf development through feed efficiency and improved intake, says Biomin. ...
How Much Dry Matter For Heifer Rearing Success?
Dry matter intake is influenced by dietary fibre and decreases as body weight goes up is the lesson to be learned form leading US dairy advisers. ...
Conventional vs. Intensive Heifer Rearing: An Economical Comparison
Intensive heifer rearing may cost more per day, but per heifer, intensive methods stack up, according to a comparative study by three veterinarians....
Developments in Estimated Breeding Index
Since 2001, a Breeding Index been evolving in Ireland to provide genetic information on milk quality, environmental footprint and health and disease. ...
Mastitis: What is it Costing You?
Irish farmers have a mastitis costing programme to deliver an objective figure on what somatic cell counts have on farm margins. ...
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