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05 October 2021
New immigration law opens door for 4,000 New Zealand dairy workers to become Kiwis
DairyNZ says the Government’s long-awaited decision to provide a pathway to residency is exciting news for thousands of eligible dairy farm workers....
07 September 2021
Maternal performance makes all the difference in suckler herds
New AHDB campaign shows that maternal performance is the key to driving profitability in the suckler herd....
30 August 2021
Diagnosing bovine mastitis: Real-Time PCR offers fast results
When mastitis is circulating in your herd, time can make a big difference. ...
23 August 2021
Whitepaper: PCR vs bacterial culture for mastitis – who wins?
Bacterial culture has long been the standard method of pathogen identification for bovine mastitis. ...
05 August 2021
Latin America sees milk production bump
According to the latest update from Quarterra, milk production in Latin America has lifted 3.3% in the year to May compared to the same period last year, writes Bronwyn Magee, AHDB analyst. ...
26 July 2021
Organic dairy farms resilient in the face of COVID-19 crisis
A team of researchers from the Agroecology, Innovations, Territories (AGIR) unit working on farm resilience at the INRAE Occitanie-Toulouse center looked at the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on French organic dairy cattle farms and supply chains. ...
09 July 2021
Switch to Conventional Parlor Boosts Herd Health
Robotic milking is often hailed as the future of dairy farming, but it doesn't suit every system - and conventional parlors can produce better results....
05 July 2021
Dairy Farming in Japan
My name is Hiroyuki Uchihori; I have been working for Zen-noh, a Japanese agricultural cooperative and have been stationed at Miner Institute as a Zen-noh representative for almost two years. ...
30 June 2021
Mineral source and its influence on fiber digestibility, milk performance and body weight gain
Trouw Nutrition, Nutreco’s animal nutrition division, is sharing findings from Universities/Research centers and studies conducted on commercial farms evaluating the influence of sulfate-based and hydroxychloride trace minerals on beef and dairy cattle...
24 June 2021
Big genomics data milked to feed the future
With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, University of Queensland researchers are assisting smallholder milk producers in India with AI-based breeding technology....
07 June 2021
Constrained global supply driving import competition
Globally, Australia isn’t the only country struggling with supply challenges. Cattle slaughter in Brazil and Argentina is down on year-ago levels, while New Zealand has also entered a seasonal low period in terms of cattle supply. Limited supplies and...
01 March 2021
EuroTier 2021: Strong future ahead for Russian dairy industry
FOREIGN investors looking for good returns on their capital should look closely at the Russian dairy industry as the future holds very strong growth potential there, writes Chris McCullough with live coverage from EuroTier 2021....
16 February 2021
Research says New Zealand dairy is world’s most emissions efficient
New research shows New Zealand dairy farmers have the world’s lowest carbon footprint – at half the emissions of other international producers....
US dairy exports volume sets all-time high mark in 2020
Despite significant disruptions in trade throughout 2020, the United States exported nearly 2.4 million metric tons of dairy goods last year–a record-setting mark, according to data released today by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). ...
09 February 2021
Sorghum crop harvested for feed trial at Dairy Campus
The sorghum variety STH18119 was harvested and ensilaged on September 25. The sorghum silage is intended for a feed trial with dairy cows at Dairy Campus....
03 February 2021
Dairy farm survey highlights deficiency in antioxidants linked to fertility
Dry and early lactation cows fed maize and wholecrop-based diets could benefit from greater supplementation with the antioxidants vitamin E and beta carotene, according to new UK farm survey results, which identified widespread deficiency....
26 January 2021
DairyNZ supports proposed winter grazing solutions
DairyNZ supports recommendations to the Government from an advisory group looking to improve winter grazing rules for farmers and achieve better environmental outcomes....
Step closer to new measurement system for carbon sequestration in dairy
Researchers from Wageningen University & Research (WUR), in collaboration with FrieslandCampina, have developed options for a monitoring system that determines how much CO2 dairy farmers are storing in their soil....
28 December 2020
Mailbox Milk Prices Expected to Normalize in 2021 Following Year of Extreme Volatility
The pandemic in 2020 caused unprecedented market volatility in dairy prices, leading to lower milk checks for dairy producers and breaking the relationship between monthly mailbox milk prices and Class III milk prices. ...
23 December 2020
Forage planning increases milk production in Brazil by 40%
The forage planning has proven effective for increasing milk production in the properties Bucket Full of Rio Grande do Sul....
Recognizing, treating pain in lame dairy cows requires whole team approach
VETPARTNERS has launched a project to encourage a team approach to recognising and treating pain in lame dairy cows....
17 September 2020
Did coronavirus impact UK dairy trade?
The coronavirus pandemic has inevitably had an impact on global trade, with IHS Markit dubbing April-June 2020 “the worst quarter in trade on record”. ...
15 September 2020
Forage Testing Can Save Dollars
As cow-calf producers strive to reduce feed costs by finding different avenues to increase grazing days, many still have to use harvested forages in their year-round feeding program....
17 July 2020
Rest: The overlooked requirement
The modern dairy cow produces a large quantity of milk, which equates to high energy requirements. ...
01 June 2020
Webinar shows dairy farmers how to tackle fly problems
Upcoming webinar from the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association will focus on how farmers can control insects and protect their herds. ...
Changes on Dairy Farms Are Wins for Beef, Too
Technology advancements and economic necessity have changed breeding practices on dairies, creating more calves that are fully functional in the beef industry and higher quality beef with Choice and Prime grades. ...
12 March 2020
On the leading edge of microbiome science
As part of The Cattle Site’s deep dive into new trends in nutrition, we spoke to Mike Seely from Ascus Biosciences to discuss their unique approach to microbiology and animal-health science....
06 February 2020
Farmers Encouraged to Focus on Factors Within Their Control
Farmers are encouraged to focus on controllable factors within the ring-fence of their farm to help the agricultural sector reach its carbon neutral goal by 2040....
 
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