May 13

Are My Cows Affected by Heat Stress?

Are My Cows Affected by Heat Stress?

The Sunshine State Beats the Heat
It is estimated in 2003, the United States dairy industry lost $897 million due to heat stress related issues.  How can an industry lose this much money to a climate change, how can we combat it, and can you imagine all of the positive things that could have been done with $897 million?

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May 09

Improving Rumen Efficiency in Buffalo

Improving Rumen Efficiency in Buffalo Cesare Jemma - buffalo breeder from Campania, Italy

There are roughly 360,000 buffaloes in Italy. This market is valued at about €500 million. With the high cost of raw materials, the main question is: how to get more from the same ration? Optimising the use of forages may be an option. We met with Cesare Jemma, a buffalo breeder from Campania who optimised the performance of his buffalo herd.

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Apr 22

Why is the Mycotoxin Problem Growing?

Why is the Mycotoxin Problem Growing? Dr. Johanna Fink-Gremmels, Utrecht University

Why is the Mycotoxin Problem Growing?

Why is the Mycotoxin Problem Growing?

Fungal infections in plants have been on the rise for many years. What’s more, fungal species are becoming less predictable. There are many possible reasons for these phenomena. Global warming is blamed for both droughts and flooding, which can result in high levels of mycotoxins at harvest time. Increased global trade and human mobility spread fungi beyond their original range.

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Apr 18

The role of improved efficiency in reducing the impact of dairy on the environment while improving herd profitability

The role of improved efficiency in reducing the impact of dairy on the environment while improving herd profitability
The genetic revolution that has taken place over the last thirty years has resulted in the possibility of achieving average herd milk output per lactation of greater than 12,000 litres. In fact, the current world record for 365 day milk production stands at 32,000 litres from a third lactation Holstein cow in Wisconsin.

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