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K-State vet shares tips for managing cattle through heat
A Kansas State University veterinarian is urging cattle producers to beef up their plans for managing heat stress in their herds, a challenge that costs the U.S. cattle industry up to $370 million in losses each year....
Keeping cows cool: heat abatement on a budget
When trying to address heat abatement in a dairy there is always a budget....
Tips to reduce the effects of drought on the herd
Just as agricultural economists advise beef producers to follow a risk management strategy when it comes to cattle marketing, those same principles are important when anticipating drought, said the experts at Kansas State University speaking on a recent...
Multifunctional inoculation aims to revolutionize Brazilian pastures
The Embrapa Soja (PR) has just developed an innovative technology that combines microorganisms with multifunctional properties ( Azospirillum brasilense and Pseudomonas fluorescen s) with the potential to increase by 22% on average the production...
More than half of world’s rivers are non-perennial: researchers mapped them for first time
A new study of 64 million kilometres of rivers around the world reveals that between 51% and 60% of them stop flowing periodically or dry for part of the year. These findings, published on 16 June 2021 in Nature, stem from the first-ever effort to empirically...
Unique process ‘cleans’ crop water runoff when using dairy manure as fertilizer
Dairy manure is a natural crop fertilizer, and Texas A&M AgriLife scientists believe they have discovered a way to make sure that the valuable resource stays on crops where it is applied as a fertilizer, and out of waterways, where it is a potential pollutant....
Pasture quality may worsen because of climate change
The increase in average temperatures expected for the next few decades, of at least 2º C, may have an unexpected impact on the pocket of ranchers....
Ancient DNA Reveals Origins of Livestock Herding in Africa
Visitors to East Africa are often amazed by massive herds of cattle with a gorgeous array of horn, hump and coat patterns. Pastoralism – a way of life centered around herding – is a central part of many Africans’ identity. It’s also a key economic...
Environmentally Friendly Cattle Production
Three hundred years ago, enormous herds of bison, antelope and elk roamed North America, and the land was pristine and the water clean....
Calf Rearing Tips
With the current boom in the Irish dairy industry, many Irish beef farmers are considering the benefits of buying dairy-bred calves....
Beware of Softened Water and Milk Replacer
Water quality checks should be conducted annually - at a minimum. ...
Water: A Wise Investment
Money made now is best invested in water on your operation. Do not forget the drought you've just battled through. ...
Harmful Algal Blooms: Are My Cattle in Danger?
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) reduce water quality and intake and can extend to being toxic to livestock. ...
Manage Grazing Use in Riparian Areas to Prevent Damage
Use timing and duration of grazing periods to minimise the damage of river side grazing and sure-up riverside banks and provide supplementary feeds away from the channel to avoid loading the channel with nutrients and pathogens....
Control of Nuisance Algal Blooms in Ponds Used to Water Livestock
Algal blooms are best controlled by 'careful' use of herbicides and limiting the amount of nutrients entering the water,cattlemen in Georgia are being told. ...
 
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