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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. ...
How Can We Protect Against Bovine Tuberculosis?
American research is striving to combat tuberculosis on many fronts. Researchers are sharpening up diagnosis in cattle and conducting experimental vaccination programmes on an Iowa deer herd - a known vector of the disease. ...
Who Wouldn’t Want Sustainable Beef?
Sustainability means different things to different people. “If we’re not sustainable in what we do, we’re out of business,” said Nebraska cattleman Bill Rishel. ...
Save Money on Cultivations With Frost Seeding
Any grounds still frozen can be utilised as a money saving feature when repairing pasture, advises an Ohio State University forage expert....
Forage Testing and Selenium For Cow Fertility, Workshop Advises
A Scottish beef operation has hosted a workshop looking at maximising fertility and production highlighting the importance of minerals and trace elements and forage testing....
 
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