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Farmers need to adopt agroecological practices
Scottish livestock farmers need to be supported to adopt nature-based farming practices which could contribute to climate and biodiversity goals, new research has found....
Importance of body condition scoring in suckler cows
Avoiding obesity, excessive leanness or large changes in condition in pregnant suckler cows could avoid unnecessary winter feed use and lead to healthier fast-growing calves, new research has found....
Fast food gobbling larvae could replace soy in livestock diet
Larvae such as those of the black soldier fly (BSF) can form an important new link in circular agriculture. They grow well on unused waste streams such as catering waste or pig manure, which are currently not yet permitted to be fed to insect larvae....
The Best of Both Breeds: UConn studying best feeding practices for crossbred calves
Cattle farmers have historically raised cattle specifically suited for either dairy or beef production. But farmers are now looking to get the best of both worlds with crossbred calves who will produce better beef than purebred dairy calves. ...
Is more better? Amounts and frequency of milk replacer fed to calves under heat stress
New study in the Journal of Dairy Science examines optimal feeding strategies for dairy calves raised in warm environments....
Progressive limit feeding can impact profitability
Beef cattle producers could see greater profits in the finishing period with progressive limit feeding, according to research from University of Illinois scientists....
Mineral and Vitamin Considerations When Drylotting Cows
Managing cows in a drylot can be a way to maintain the herd when forage production is reduced due to drought or as a part of a system when pasture is unavailable for other reasons....
Upgrade your grazing: Science leads to better alfalfa
At its core, basic science is a never-ending quest to uncover how the universe works. It all starts with a single question that, through research, multiplies, evolves, and often finds something completely new....
Why are my cattle bloating?
Bloat can have a significant economic impact on an operation due to animal deaths or the following treatments required by bloat-prone animals....
Phosphorous supplementation aids high cattle returns
Tara Station, near Cloncurry, has been in Dan Lynch’s family for generations. Tara is a 14,000ha property comprising 90% black soil and 10% red country. ...
Expert says Australia's cattle could support “rewilding” of landscape
Native Australian animals that have been wiped out of pre-colonisation habitats could be reintroduced to their natural areas, and a CQUniversity researcher hopes grazing cattle could help with the “rewilding”....
Multifunctional inoculation aims to revolutionize Brazilian pastures
The Embrapa Soja (PR) has just developed an innovative technology that combines microorganisms with multifunctional properties ( Azospirillum brasilense and Pseudomonas fluorescen s) with the potential to increase by 22% on average the production...
More than half of world’s rivers are non-perennial: researchers mapped them for first time
A new study of 64 million kilometres of rivers around the world reveals that between 51% and 60% of them stop flowing periodically or dry for part of the year. These findings, published on 16 June 2021 in Nature, stem from the first-ever effort to empirically...
University study: the feeding value of pulp for cattle
Pulp is a fibre-rich by-product, emerging from the protein refining of grass-clover. As the pulp forms a considerable part of this process, the utilisation of this, by for instance dairy farmers, is extremely important....
Equipment - Needed or Nice to Have?
For a cow-calf enterprise, the second largest expense after grazed and harvested feed is often overhead expenses related to labor and equipment....
 
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