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How to Supply Magnesium to Avoid Grass Tetany Risk
Avoiding grass tetany may require supplemented magnesium and Irish consultants Teagasc have outlined the possible ways of administering the mineral. ...
Early Weaning Can Save A Drought Year
When the weather is against you, early weaning can be one tool to grasp control and ensure cattle remain in good condition, concludes the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) at the US Department of Agriculture. ...
A Recipe For Healthy Calves
Professor Bob James of Virginia State University emphasises that getting calves off to a good start hinges on a successful colostrum programme and cleanliness. ...
How to Control Grassland Weeds
Controlling grassland weeds such as ragwort, thistles and docks remains a priority, with new industry figures showing that, at its worst, Chickweed can reduce silage yields by 65 per cent. ...
Potential for Understanding Anti-bacterial Resistance
Biologists could gain a deeper understanding about how species have evolved – and even find ways to address antibiotic resistance – using tools that were developed recently at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology....
Calculating Carcass Yield: Use Dressing Percentages
Instead of thinking simply about yield of finished animals, the team at Certified Angus Beef (CAB) are advising to analyse dressing percentage. ...
Limping Livestock: Two Perspectives
A limping pig or cow conjures different ideas in the head of an uninitiated member of the public and a farmer. The distinctions are explored here by two South Dakota University experts....
Managing Cattle Through a Drought
Forage-based livestock operations can manage herds and forage to limit the damaging effect droughts in accordance with weather severity and the stage of the drought, advise a team at the University of Georgia. ...
Getting Artificial Insemination Right: Taking Your Time
The northern cattle industry has an opportunity to lift the rate of genetic gain by using artificial insemination (AI), according to research being carried out on Brahman livestock....
Can Meat be Transported at Higher Temperatures than in Regulations?
Meat can be transported at temperatures higher than the current maximum of 7°C without causing additional bacterial growth, provided that specific maximum transport times are applied and bacterial growth is controlled by efficient chilling....
Spring Tips for Beef Cattle Farmers
Cattle deworming, crabgrass planting, rotational grazing and reproduction programmes should all be under way now, according to the University of Arkansas, Department of Animal Science....
Grazing Winter Small Grains
Grazing winter small grains can be an easy and profitable way to start grazing early in the season, but requires proper management of the crop and livestock for success, according to Marvin Hall, Professor of Forage Management, Penn State University....
Is Your Bull Fit For Purpose?
Some shocking figures have revealed the cost a dud bull can bring to a beef herd and indicated that bigger is not necessarily better....
What Happens to Phosphorous When You Spread it On Pasture?
New research is shedding light on how clovers take up applied phosphorus (P) in pastures, write consultants at Meat and Livestock Australia....
Udder Quality is Moderately Heritable in Hereford Cattle
Hereford breeders looking at developing heifers with durable udders can look at heritability, according to a Kansas State University study. ...
 
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