Jul 31

China's Feed Production Expanding, Streamlining

China's Feed Production Expanding, Streamlining
China has emerged as the world’s top feed producer, and its increasing production levels put it on track to become the dominant source of feed in years to come. Aidan Connolly, Vice President of Alltech, takes a look at the issues facing feed companies in China as they expand and modernize.
 

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Jul 19

No Silver Bullet When it Comes to Managing Milk Quality

No Silver Bullet When it Comes to Managing Milk Quality

According to the National Mastitis Council the cost of poor milk quality is not cheap. The average case of mastitis costs a farmer $184, with two-thirds of that amount being due to loss in milk production. 

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Jul 04

A Visit to Yildiz Dairy Farm in Turkey

A Visit to Yildiz Dairy Farm in Turkey Cagatay Yildiz of Yildiz Dairy Farm - Turkey

Derya Demiralay and Emrah Tunay recently visited Yildiz Farm. In 2012, Yildiz Farm was established by Cagatay Yildiz in the Western Aegean Region. The farm has a capacity of 700 cows and 600 milking cows; currently there are 300 lactating cows at the farm. On the farm they have a 2 x 12 computerised milking system, cooling tanks with 6 and 2 tonnes volume of milk , a feed wagon of 8 m3 volume, 2 slurry pumps and scrapers.

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Jun 19

Maximizing the Inclusion of Forage in Rations

Maximizing the Inclusion of Forage in Rations

Feeding animals high rates of forage is an opportunity that many farms should consider. Those diets aim to take advantage of the cow’s biological ability to convert ingested fibre into high value products such as milk or meat. Both the quality and quantity of supplied forage are closely related to milk production, production costs and farms profits. In some herds, the process required to implement the model may take years because of the changes to be carried out in the productive structure of the farm.

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