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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....
How to Get Rid of Bedstraw
Smooth bedstraw is an invasive and opportunistic weed, which requires management to prevent proliferation in forage fields....
Fluffy Cows: Getting Behind the Internet Sensation
Pictures of pampered cattle went viral on the internet last year. A science student and beef ambassador explains they aren't a particular breed, they've just been given special attention. ...
Best Practice in Calf Rearing
Calf rearing, Australians have been told, is like a jigsaw, with many vital elements all fitting together in balance. ...
Tips for Managing New Bulls After Purchase
The purchase of a bull represents a major investment and regardless of price, the purchasing farmer invests trust and faith in the bull. So how can farmers ensure the bull lives up to these expectations?...
Legumes Allow 40 Per Cent Higher Stocking in Australia
Adding legumes to rangeland pastures in Australia can benefit carrying capacity for many years. ...
Pre-Breeding Season Bull Management Tips
Each herd bull should receive a breeding soundness exam, routine vaccinations, BCS evaluation, and appropriate supplemental feeding prior to the breeding season, according to advice from the University of Georgia....
Hop Extract May be Suitable Alternative to Rumensin
An acid from hops could be used instead of rumensin in ionophore-free beef programmes, say Kansas researchers. ...
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....
Growth Implants in Beef: Beef Ambassador Analysis
As the cattle industry strives for efficiency, growth technologies are one way to minimise consumption of important resources in producing each kilo of beef. ...
Trace Mineral Injections Did Not Improve Sperm Quality
Sperm quality of yearling bulls was not improved by injectable trace minerals, according to a Kansas State University study. ...
 
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