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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. ...
Nanotechnology in the Agri-food Industry
Proceedings of a conference entitled 'Nanotechnology in the agri-food industry: Applications, opportunities and challenges', which was held on 9 January 2014 at the Teagasc Food Research Centre at Ashtown, Dublin, Ireland....
Science and Technology's Role in Sustainable Intensification
Professor Charles Godfray, University of Oxford, recently delivered the fourth lecture in the Teagasc/RDS lectures series on 'Sustainable Intensification and the Role of Science and Technology in meeting the Food Security Challenge'. Dr Lance O'Brien...
EU-funded Research into Precision Livestock Farming
Two projects funded by the European Union into Precision Livestock Farming - one complete and one on-going - are described in a new European Commission report, 'A Decade of EU-funded Animal Production Research'....
Get Ready For More Cost Effective Genomics
The technology to DNA top performers may not be cost effective currently, but keeping a little reminder of a breeding animal kept in an envelope may come in handy in the years to come, according to Lisa Guenther, writing for Genome Alberta. ...
The Environmental and Economic Impact of Removing Productivity-Enhancing Technologies from U.S. Beef Production
What would happen if US beef farmers and ranchers no longer used productivity-enhancing technologies to raise beef cattle? This report from the Sustainable Beef Resource Centre looks at just that....
Can Big Be Beautiful? Large-scale Livestock Units
Sustainability, or the 'capacity to endure' has three principal pillars: economic, environmental and social, according to Farmerslivery....
Emergency Preparations, Management on US Feedlots
When an animal health emergency occurs, an immediate response is necessary to protect animals and people and to minimise the economic, animal, and public health impacts of the emergency. This factsheet from the USDA Animal Health and Plant Inspection...
Bedding Material in Dirt-Floor Pens Reduces Heat Stress
D.J Rezac, D.U. Thomson and C.D. Reinhart look at how different bedding material in dirt-floor pens can reduce heat stress in feedlot cattle. ...
Stocking Density Effects on Steer Performance
The objective of this study, by Iowa State University, was to determine the effects of increased stocking density on performance and carcase characteristics of steers fed in bedded hoop and bedded open front facilities. It determined that market cattle can...
Roundhousing For Beef
A relatively new concept for housing animals is the Roundhouse. An adaptable building, deisgned for improved animal welfare, increased handler safety, easy loading and cost effective livestock management. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor,...
Bedding Beef Cows Is Essential
This spring is certainly one to remember. At the Dickinson Research Extension Center, calf death loss is just more than 11 per cent, almost quadruple the typical loss of 3 per cent for North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association members, writes Kris...
Waterbeds Revisited
By Jack Rodenburg - Dairy Cattle Systems Lead/OMAFRA - New dual-chamber model overcomes previous deficiencies to provide a comfortable option for free-stall operations ...
Electric Fence Review
By Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Athens County, OSU Extension. First published int the Beef Team Newsletter issue #548. For many graziers using rotational grazing, the electric fence is a critical component of the total system. ...
Evaluate Your Beef Cattle Handling Facilities
By Clyde Lane, Jr., Professor – Animal Science; Richard Powell , Program Leader – Western Region; Brian White, Area Livestock Agent – Western Region, and Steve Glass, County Director – Decatur County and published by University of Tennessee...
 
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