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Doing Beef the US Way: Improved Lifestyle and Profit
American cattle breeding techniques are saving costs and yielding results for an award winning farmer in Ireland. ...
Developmental Disease in Ayrshires is Inheritable
A worrying disease in Ayrshire calves causing growth and intellectual retardation has been discovered by Finnish scientists. ...
Calving Preparation Guidelines: Start Planning Now
If you're spring calving this year then there is still time to get handling gates working properly if necessary, says Teagasc, Ireland's Agriculture and Food Development Authority. ...
US Rancher Profits 'Bloom'
US cow/calf operations have not had it so good in decades and will continue to see strong margins over the coming years....
How Much Could You Afford For a Bred Heifer?
Calculations around herd expansion need projections and the importance of forecasting prices cannot be overlooked, write US cattle advisers. ...
Looking at 'Cattle Culture': Home on the Brazilian Range
Much has been written about the impact of cattle farming in the Amazonian regions and how to increase efficiencies and profits, but a less studied field is that of the people and animals working there and the relationship therein. ...
Behind the Best Scottish Beef Farm of 2014
By focusing on the commercial side of the business and producing top notch cattle, a Scottish family farm has achieved national honours....
Could 2015 Be the Year for the Grass Manager?
An Ohio expert posits whether this year could be when graziers make money, after a period when corn and soybean growers have had the best of things. ...
Esophageal Feeder: Calf Life Saver
Reasons for a calf not to suckle are many and varied, with even cold weather making calves less likely to nurse. A useful tool to have is an esophogeal feeder and Dr Michelle Arnold of the University of Kentucky explains why. ...
Livestock May Need Extra Feed in Colder Weather to Keep Warm
While the weather outside isn’t frightful – yet – livestock producers still need to be thinking now about how they’ll keep their animals warm when the temperatures drop, wind chills rise and it starts to snow, snow, snow....
Facilities: Is It Time to Make a Change
Building or improving existing cattle handling facilities is a substantial investment for any cattle operation, according to Justin W. Waggoner, beef systems specialist at Kansas State University....
How to Sustainably Feed Nine Billion People
Becoming self-sufficient in food production – what better way is there for countries to sustainably feed their growing populations? But, scratch the surface of this potential solution, and it doesn’t really stack up....
China's Food Self-sufficiency Policy
It is unlikely China will be able to maintain self-sufficiency on all major agrifood commodities, according to Matthew Hyde and Faraz Syed in the latest Agricultural Commodities quarterly report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource...
Beef Markets: Where Are They Headed in 2015?
Beef prices will be supported by tight supplies in 2015, says a levy board analyst....
Beware of Softened Water and Milk Replacer
Water quality checks should be conducted annually - at a minimum. ...
 
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