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Schmallenberg Virus And its French Effect
A team of French scientists have analysed farm records to assess how Schmallenberg virus spread across the country....
EBBE - Managing Cows and Heat Detection
As well as an appropriate heat detection system, housing, feed intake and stress all play a part in cow fertility, according to the European Board of Bovine Experts. ...
Nutrition of Autumn-calving Dry Cows
Advisers at Teagasc offer timely advice for an autumn calving herd, foregrounding body condition score and mineral balance....
Improving Science Behind the Hereford
Hereford cattle are having their carcase trait and feed conversion credentials proven by a progeny evaluation project. ...
Move into Charolais Pays Off For Most 'Improved Herd'
Two north of England stockmen are quickly becoming established in the pedigree Charolais scene, winning a 'most improved herd' award for the breed for 2014. ...
Taking Beef Forward: More Specialised Feeding
Cost of production should be covered ground for the beef industry, now producers need to look at securing value. ...
Time to Plan For Spring Calving Herds
Whether in the throws of calving now or next spring, there are plenty of jobs in preparing newcomers, weanlings, vaccinations and selecting breeding stock, Arkansas producers are being told....
Assess Cows and Cull Out Poor Performers
Now is the time to evaluate cow performance and pull out those that don't make the grade, advises EBLEX....
Genome Analysis Helps Breeding More Robust Cows
Advances in genetic analysis are allowing cows to bred for fewer parasitic problems and longevity, explain researchers at Wageningen University. ...
How Quickly Will Herd Rebuilding Be in US?
Government data clearly shows that herd rebuilding will be a long and slow process, says an Oklahoma State University extension expert....
EBBE - How Nutrition Affects Bovine Ovulation
The topic of nutrition and how it relates to egg/ovarian health is very broad and involves many aspects. ...
Don't Rock the Boat While Breeding Heifers
Reproduction is sensitive to immediate changes in nutrition up until day 25, according to experts at a recent beef cow symposium. ...
Improving Fertility of the Cow Herd
Although we hear a lot more about growth rate and beef quality and consistency these days, reproductive efficiency is easily the most important factor determining profitability of cow-calf operations. ...
Heifer Calving Rate is Lowly Heritable in Hereford Cattle
Calving rate is not hugely heritable in Hereford cattle but genetic improvements are still possible, conclude Kansas experts. ...
Are You a 'Committed' Producer?
Adopting the latest thinking and technologies can depend on the scale of the holding, this affects whether producers 'commit' to a new method. ...
 
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