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Silvopastoral: Could it Work on My Farm?
Interest in growing in grazing systems that combine livestock and trees - or silvopasture. ...
How Should the Valuable Resource that is Livestock Slurry be Stored?
New research from the UK's Rothamsted Research and the University of Milan, Italy, considers the impact of mechanically separating livestock slurry into a liquid and solid fraction during storage on ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions....
Motivating Cattle Employees Through Respecting Psychological Needs
As well as negative and positive reinforcement, a packing company figurehead recommends five simple steps to motivating staff for efficient work. ...
Can Grazing Systems Produce High Quality Beef Without Increasing Environmental Footprint?
ANALYSIS - Land unsuitable for crop production can be used as a source of human food through grazing, writes Chris Harris....
Don't Forget Early Gestation: The Importance of Nutrition to Programming Calves
Early gestation nutrition is critical in setting up calves for a productive life, according to this research summary by Canada's Ontario ministry of agriculture, food and rural affairs team. ...
Horn Fly in Cattle: Risks and Control
Horn flies on cattle become an increasing problem at this time of year, and this article from Rachel Endecott at Montana State University Extension gives some tips on how to protect your herd....
Cattle on Feed for 20 Days Longer Than 2014
The number of days that cattle are on feed has increased since grain prices slumped in 2014, but what impact has this had on economics and meat quality? Larry Corah, consultant for Certified Angus Beef LLC, explains....
Vaccinate Calves Now For Good Health Through Summer
Spring is a good time to protect your calves from summer illnesses through vaccination. This article from Russ Daly at South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension's iGrow programme offers some tips for producing good vaccination protocols....
How to Make Quality Hay: Understand How it Dries
Don't be fooled - delaying harvest will sacrifice forage quality, warns an Ohio forage expert. ...
How to Get Rid of Bedstraw
Smooth bedstraw is an invasive and opportunistic weed, which requires management to prevent proliferation in forage fields....
Tips for Cost Effective Calf Rearing
Weaning calves as quickly as possible may seem cheap but there can be some hidden longer-term costs, says Dr Bob James at Virginia Tech....
Amazon Deforestation by Cattle Ranchers Slows
Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest in Brazil, home to the world's largest herd of commercial beef cattle. But a new study led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows recent agreements have slowed...
Comparing Bulls Finished on Grass With Concentrates to Indoor Intensive Bull Finishing
Finishing late-maturing, spring born bulls on grazing after winter can reduce production costs but intensive feeding is required. ...
How to Get Summer Success With Sorghum and Millets
Whether grazing, silaging, or hay making, sorghums and millets provide energy and protein, standing up to some drought pressures and high temperatures that summer can bring. ...
Getting Into Beef Production
There are many aspects of beef production that a farm can focus on, or some farms opt to get involved in all aspects. If you are just thinking about starting in beef you need to decide what aspect of production fits your land, labour and financial resources....
 
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