Jan 22

A Look Inside The Zero-Grazing Method: How One Northern Ireland Farmer Maintains Profitability Through Sustainability

A Look Inside The Zero-Grazing Method: How One Northern Ireland Farmer Maintains Profitability Through Sustainability
George Bingham’s family business of raising dairy cattle, like many, once depended on the vegetation in the wide open spaces of green pastures in Northern Ireland to maintain profitability. But when The Nitrates Action Programme was implemented in 2007, regulations were placed on livestock farmers that limited their use of pastures for roughly five months (from October to February) in an effort to keep local water systems clean from the nitrates and phosphorus that can leach from the manure of pasture-grazed cows.

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Jan 06

Don’t Let Winter Dysentery Put a Freeze on Your Herd's Milk Production

Categories: Agriculture, Dairy Cows
Don’t Let Winter Dysentery Put a Freeze on Your Herd's Milk Production

As the Arctic blast wreaks havoc across many parts of the United States, regions are seeing record low temperatures and record highs of weather-related stress on livestock. Plummeting winter temperatures are making many dairy operations reconsider their winter survival tactics and preparation for disease challenges that can come with the change of the seasons.

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Dec 24

The use of Internet and IT by Dairy Farmers is on the Increase in Turkey

Categories: Agriculture, Dairy Cows
The use of Internet and IT by Dairy Farmers is on the Increase in Turkey

Almost every day, people come across new technologies. Most products that are claimed as “the newest technology,” become “old” very quickly. 

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Nov 11

Antibiotic Use in Livestock Evaluated

Antibiotic Use in Livestock Evaluated Dr. Simon M. Shane

Dr. Mike Appley of Kansas State University is conducting trials on calves and piglets to determine whether therapeutic administration of antibiotics is effective and whether drug-resistant strains can be demonstrated in these farm animals.

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