Dairy cattle - Management practices Technical Articles
Article published the August 5, 2013:
The period from three weeks before to three weeks after parturition in dairy cows, also known as the transition period, is characterized by significant changes in hormonal profile, feed intake, nu...
Article published the August 2, 2013:
The most important factors that determine the selection of the type of housing for dairy cattle are cost, animal comfort, worker’s efficiency, durability, and a favorable return on investment. Since the f...
Article published the June 10, 2013:
Dairy Cow Nutrition
Nutrient requirements for lactating dairy cows vary with the stage and level of lactation, growth rate and stage of gestation. Most dairy producers in Arkansas feed grain in the parlor as ...
Article published the June 7, 2013:
Dairy farming in New Zealand (NZ) is under increasing scrutiny due to growing environmental concerns. Agriculture as a whole is the largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (particularly m...
Article published the May 30, 2013:
1Department of Large Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Grønnegårdsvej 8, Copenhagen, Denmark. 2Department of Production Animal Clinical Sc...
Article published the May 29, 2013:
1UCD School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
2UCD Centre for Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, UCD School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dubli...
Article published the April 3, 2013:
"Modern Milking Technique"
1. Swing Over- Milking Parlor system
2. Cleanliness of Milking parlor shed
3. Cleanliness of Milking parlor
Article published the February 19, 2013:
Ample bedding in stalls can optimize cow comfort, reduce hock lesions and lameness, and increase cow longevity (Tucker and Weary, 2004). The great price increase seen in other more traditional bedding sou...
Article published the February 13, 2013:
Management Information Systems in the livestock industry means the employment of a record systems that create databases from which information can be retrieved, processed, batch or real time, to ...
Article published the February 5, 2013:
It may seem obvious to provide clean and abundant water to your livestock, especially on hot days. However, frequent attention to water sources is just as important in the winter as it is in the summer. For hor...