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A backwards calf will need assistance at birth
Cow-calf producers should review how to help their livestock through a difficult calving beforehand, said Oklahoma State University experts. Most calves are born headfirst with their front feet extended, but a few are positioned backward and might not...
On-farm emissions reduced by proactive slurry management
Livestock farmers are being urged to have a comprehensive understanding of the environmental impact of slurry if the UK's agricultural sector is going to be anywhere near reaching its net zero emissions target by 2040....
Six Steps to Preventing LA-MRSA Spread Between Livestock and Farmer
Livestock associated Meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) is a bacteria that has developed resistance to certain antibiotics. As LA-MRSA can passed between humans and animals, the UK government has created six key steps you can take on...
Management Tips: Strategies for Reducing Summer Fertility Lag
When summer winds down and temperatures begin to cool, dairy producers can forget about the lag in fertility as a result of heat stress, writes Todd Bilby, Ph.D., Merck Animal Health....
Fire and the Farm: Preparing the Australian Way
Home to some of the most fire-prone farming country in the world, Australia is a place to learn from when looking at dealing a blaze. ...
Managing the Safe Delivery of Animal Feeds
Accidents and fatalities plague the agricultural sector, so planning for expected events, such as feed delivery day, should be worthwhile for an industry trying to stay safe. ...
Risks and Hazards of Manure Management
Ventilation, signage, fencing and even atmosphere tests are worthwhile precautions against the dangers of slurry, says a Virginia farm adviser....
Managing Snowmelt on Farmsteads
With over three feet of snow across some areas of the northern US, two agricultural engineers at Minnesota are warning farmers to manage spring thaw to avoid treacherous farm conditions....
Silo Maintenance Could Save Lives
Badly maintained feed and grain silos have resulted in multiple deaths in the Corn Belt, farmers have been warned. ...

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