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Curbing milk production during COVID-19 supply chain disruption: Adversity or opportunity?

April 8, 2020 Author : Brent Corrigan With the current restaurant shutdowns and the planned discarding of some Ontario milk, it’s easy for dairy farmers to panic and make knee-jerk herd management decisions that may impact their future production and herd health. In working with successful dairy operations in the agribusiness sector for the past 29 years, there a...
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Dr. Frank Mitloehner - Livestock's Environmental Impact: Misinformation about greenhouse gases

As more and more companies promote anti-meat products, many consumers have been left with misconceptions about the relationship between livestock and climate change. Dr. Frank Mitloehner, professor in the department of animal science at the University of California, Davis, joins us to discuss the myths about livestock’s impact on the environment and why agriculture is not to blame for climate...

A winning strategy for calf gut health

Traditionally, the gut has been thought of as just another part of the digestive system. However, we also know that it is an active component of the immune system. Considering the dual function of the gut, one way to achieve optimum gut health in calves is to use a feed supplement created to promote good bacteria and support natural defenses....

Colostrum for beef calves

The importance of colostrum for newborn calves is well-recognized. Colostrum, the first milk produced by the cow at calving, offers a rich source of energy, nutrients, immune cells and antibodies. These antibodies are especially important since newborn calves lack disease protection, as antibodies do not pass through the cow’s placenta to the calf’s circulatory system. The antibodies in the...

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