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How can live yeast visibly help reduce the impact of heat stress on beef cattle?
In dairy cows, the impact of heat stress can be easily measured by its effects on milk production and through many physiological or behavioural indicators. In beef cattle, the signs of heat stress are much less published and communicated....
How covid-19 is affecting livestock prices
At the height of the recent coronavirus panic buying, Kantar data for the week ending 23 March showed a 45 percent increase in the amount of beef mince being sold....
Can the UK farming sector achieve net zero carbon emissions?
Achieving net zero carbon emissions on-farm was one of the hot topics debated at the Oxford Real Farming Conference on 8 January. Panellists from the House of Commons, Chatham House, NFU, Green Alliance UK and the Nature Friendly Farming Network debated...
Successful Weaning: Tried-and-True Transition Strategies
Fall feedlot success starts long before calves arrive at the feedyard. Pre-shipment management on the ranch is truly the only way to adequately prepare calves for the changes awaiting them after weaning, writes Kevin Hill, D.V.M., technical services veterinarian,...
Ancient Genomics Pinpoint Origin and Rapid Turnover of Cattle in the Fertile Crescent
The keeping of livestock began in the Ancient Near East and underpinned the emergence of complex economies and then cities. Subsequently, it is there that the world's first empires rose and fell. Now, ancient DNA has revealed how the prehistory of the...
Beef Drought Management Strategies
Recurring drought is a natural part of the climate in many areas of Canada and creates a challenge when managing grazing and forage resources. ...
Great leadership delivers great results by Zoetis CEO, Juan Ramón Alaix
Zoetis Chief Executive Officer Juan Ramón Alaix offers his perspective on the qualities and attributes of leaders who deliver great business results....
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....
Trichomoniasis Management Helps Increase Calving Rates
Reports by producers of a high incidence of abortions and low pregnancy rates in beef cattle herds in Chihuahua led researchers at Autonomous University of Chihuahua in Mexico to uncover the root cause of the problem, writes Ivan Leyva-Baca, DVM, PhD,...
Exploring a World without Food Animals
What would happen if US farmers stopped producing animals for food and Americans went vegan? ...
The Advent of 'Green' Cattle
Livestock farming is often dismissed as irredeemably inefficient and polluting. But that was before anyone thought of considering a cattle herd as a diverse group of animals....
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....
Nutriad Concludes 2016 Spain Maize Mycotoxin Survey
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi that cause a toxic response (mycotoxicosis) when ingested by farm and companion animals....
Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms Reveals the Secrets of ‘Beyond Organic’ Farming
Polyface Farm, an alternative “beyond organic” operation is situated in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Its operator, Joel Salatin, has been called by TIME magazine “the world’s most innovative farmer” and “the high priest of pasture and the...
Prevent Disease Spreading: Give Calf Jackets a Hot Wash
As winter approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, dairy farmers are being reminded by UK levy board AHDB Dairy to disinfect calf jackets and put them through a hot wash between calves to prevent the spread of cryptosporidiosis....
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