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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....
In Ranching Its Earth Day Every Day
Resourcefulness is paramount in ranching. Belts, sweepers, tyres and machinery can all get re-purposed to limit farming's impact on the planet as well as the wallet. ...
Calf Rearing Tips
With the current boom in the Irish dairy industry, many Irish beef farmers are considering the benefits of buying dairy-bred calves....
How to Manage Summer Heat Stress in Feedlot Cattle
Sprinklers and tarpaulin shades are two ways one Nebraska feedlot is managing the summer heat. ...
Drones a Possibility for Heat Detection and More
Activity monitors can make science fiction reality with drone/UAV technology, according to a Penn State extension educator. ...
Facilities: Is It Time to Make a Change
Building or improving existing cattle handling facilities is a substantial investment for any cattle operation, according to Justin W. Waggoner, beef systems specialist at Kansas State University....
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. ...
 
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