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Evenly Distribute Cattle to Achieve Better Pasture Nutrient Recycling
Despite what people generally seem to think when they drive by a pasture with cattle grazing, the cattle are not fertilising the grounds....
Cattle Management Takes to the Air
Improved efficiency and enhanced animal welfare lie behind new developing technology for cattle farmers. Saving labour on routine daily livestock management is a key goal, writes John Wilkes....
Debunking Some Myths about Hormone Use in Beef
Beef is a great source of things like protein, zinc and iron but a really lousy source of hormones. But that’s not always what people believe, writes Angela Lovell....
Cattle Farmers Look Into Improving Upland Grazing Opportunities
A group of farmers in the North of England have got together to run a trial looking at cattle grazed on rough upland pasture. Neil Ryder reports....
Why do Mycotoxins Lead to Decreased Productivity and Profitability in Animal Production?
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi that cause a toxic response (mycotoxicosis) when ingested by higher animals....
Countdown to Spring Calving Season
Experts from Purina Animal Nutrition say preparing your herd is essential for your animals to thrive over winter, so there are no surprises during spring calving....
Research Reveals Sizeable Variation in Feed Use Efficiency
Efficiency of feed use in comparable groups of bulls and steers can vary by as much as 25 per cent, according to initial research results presented at the recent Breeding Improvement Group conference in Yorkshire....
Unlocking the Power of Plants to Promote Calf Rearing
The plant kingdom offers an incredible diversity, and despite years of scientific study, secrets remain hidden in berries, flowers, leaves, peel, bark or roots. Even today, ongoing discovery of secrets regarding plants, spices and essential oils or extracts...
Why Advanced Multiple Mycotoxin Detection Matters
A new technology promises to revolutionize the simultaneous detection of mycotoxins and greatly expand our scientific knowledge...
Ten Ways to Run More Cows on the Same Grass
With pasture shrinking and cows needed to be added to the national herd, a South Dakota expert gives ranchers ten ways to make their grass go further. ...
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. ...
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 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. ...
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. ...
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....
 
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