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Hill-Climbing Cows May Help Rangeland Sustainability
Most of the 5 million cattle that graze on California’s rangelands like to dine in the valleys and hang out by creeks....
Ruminant Abortion Requires Diagnostics to Fight Disease
Repeated abortions in a herd can have a severe economic impact on farming operations, writes Laurent Delooz, Regional Association for Animal Health and Identification (ARSIA) based in Belgium....
EBBE - Managing Cows and Heat Detection
As well as an appropriate heat detection system, housing, feed intake and stress all play a part in cow fertility, according to the European Board of Bovine Experts. ...
Nutrition of Autumn-calving Dry Cows
Advisers at Teagasc offer timely advice for an autumn calving herd, foregrounding body condition score and mineral balance....
Wholecrop: A Potential Alternative Forage
If current forage stocks are still looking low after first and second cut, then take a serious look at wholecrop in the next few days, writes Advanced Nutrition’s Eoghan Mullery....
Changing Farming Practices Accompany Major Shifts in Farm Structure
Changing production practices, including adoption of labour-saving innovations, have contributed to and been affected by increases in both agricultural productivity and the concentration of production, write Erik O'Donoghue, James MacDonald, Utpal Vasavada...
Demand More From Feeders
In the face of tough feeding margins and negative breakevens, cattlemen should still expect more from their feeders, says one of their own, according to Certified Angus Beef. ...
Back to Basics: Beef Production Stages
The production year of the cow herd is typically broken down into four physiological stages of production. Amy Radunz, from the University of Wisconnsin reviews these stages and offers some key management strategies to consider during these periods....
Land Application of Livestock and Poultry Manure
Factors affecting the fertiliser value of manure and recommendations for application are covered by Mark Risse, Extension Engineer at the University of Georgia's Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, as well as practical aspects on how...
2012 Holds a Mixed Bag for Cattle Feeders
Feeding cattle had its high and low points of profitability last year, writes Shane Ellis, University of Illinois....
Farming In The Falklands
With over a million sheep and almost 5,000 cattle on an area the size of Wales, the unique farming industry of the Falkland Islands is explored. Lucy Towers, TheCattleSite Newsdesk Assistant, discusses the farming limitations and challenges faced with...
A Chaotic Beef Industry
The beef world is changing. Reversing the trend of decreasing cow numbers is proving to be traumatic, but one should avoid the word chaotic because the beef world has a lot of structure and is far from disorganised, writes BeefTalk from the North Dakota...
Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Food Production
The UK's Low Carbon Transition Plan calls for an 18 per cent reduction on the 2008 levels of greenhouse gas emissions, which stood at 610 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent, writes Chris Harris. ...
Beef With A Better Carbon Footprint
The agriculture sector in the UK has been set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 18 per cent on the levels in 2008, writes Chris Harris for TheCattleSite. ...
Ultrasound Used To Predict Carcase Traits
Ultrasound scanning measurements taken before and after finishing can accurately predict carcase fat and has a moderate accuracy for carcase muscle, according to researchers from the Scottish Agricultural College. ...
 
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