Dairy Cattle News

News published on April 3, 2008:

Whole Herd Dry Matter Intake Should Be Monitored

Do you know how much your cows are eating? If you say yes because the nutritionist has a printout with the number on it, you may not know. Actual on-farm monitoring is needed to determine if the projected is cl...
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Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension
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News published on March 31, 2008:

Feeding Fat: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Fats, or lipids, are part of all dairy cattle diets and are an essential component of them. All dairy animals consume forages, which are typically 3 to 3.5% fat or higher whether alfalfa, grass or corn silage. ...
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University of Minnesota Dairy Extension
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News published on March 31, 2008:

IDEXX Introduces Free LabREXX® Online Service for Streamlined Lab Test Requests and Record-keeping

This fast, accurate Web-based method allows practices to efficiently order diagnostic tests from IDEXX Reference LaboratoriesIDEXX Reference Laboratories, a division of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., announced the a...
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IDEXX Laboratories
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News published on March 29, 2008:

Three Global Leaders Debate the Issues Facing the Food Industry Today

Three of the world’s top agricultural policy makers will come together to address feed, food and fuel issues as part of Alltech’s 24th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium to be held April 20-23,...
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Alltech Inc.
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News published on March 28, 2008:

Tail painting: an economical and effective heat detection system

A major factor limiting optimum reproductive performance on many farms today is the failure to detect estrus in a timely and accurate manner. Increases in herd size and milk yield have been implicated as contri...
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Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension
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News published on March 20, 2008:

Pfizer Animal Health to Acquire Gene Marker Technology Companies to Support Global Livestock Producers

Pfizer Animal Health announced it will acquire two market-leading livestock genomics companies:    * Catapult Genetics, Pty., Ltd., focused on developing and commercializing innovative livestock DNA t...
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Business Wire
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News published on March 20, 2008:

Manure solids for bedding: A viable option?

Organic bedding materials are getting more difficult to obtain. As a result, there has been recent interest in the upper Midwest in using recycled manure solids for bedding. At the recent annual National Mastit...
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University of Minnesota Dairy Extension
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News published on March 19, 2008:

Increasing Dairy Milk Production with Electrolyzed Drinking Water

Many different approaches are being used to increase milk production of dairy cows. A study recently completed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) indicates...
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EAU Technologies Inc.
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News published on March 18, 2008:

Heat Stress Model Keeps Cows Cool

A new computer model available on the Internet can help ranchers predict the heat stress threat level to their cattle. It's hard to relax if your cattle are stressed, so the ability to predict and avoid potenti...
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USDA Agricultural Research Service
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News published on March 17, 2008:

'Planning Time' on the Dairy

As we slowly move toward spring (the winter really hasn’t lasted 6 months, it just seems that way!) most farmers’ thoughts turn toward planting. It is a natural, seasonal process of renewal on the farm. Before ...
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University of Minnesota Dairy Extension
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