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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Oct 17

How Farmers Coped with the Irish Forage Crisis

Categories: Dairy Cows
How Farmers Coped with the Irish Forage Crisis

Farmers were tested this spring when poor forage quality and a shortage of grass brought on a crisis. But many managed to get through it, thanks to the goodwill and cooperation of neighboring farms. They sold surplus fodder at cost, coupling with local co-ops to purchase fodder from across the EU. Farmers were supplied with the forage they needed to navigate the crisis.

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