Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada Dairy Farmers of Canada in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and provincial partners, is supporting 10 research projects in dairy cattle health, care and...
Source: UBC Providing quality care for recumbent (‘downer’) cows is a crucial role for the modern dairy farmer. Cases of poor quality care can harm both the cow and the reputation of the dairy industry. Providing good care can be...
Source: Alberta Milk, UCVM, Lorraine Doepel Background: The rearing of healthy heifer calves is an essential component of the success of all dairy farms yet little work to date has evaluated the success of various practices. Calves are born with virtually no...
Source: American Dairy Science Association Postpartum disease and disorders may pose a threat to dairy cows, negatively affecting culling, lactation, and reproductive performance. Approximately one-third of dairy cows have at least one clinical disease (e.g., metritis, mastitis, digestive issues, respiratory problems)...
Source: University of British Columbia Cows kept in ‘tie stalls’ are tethered in individual stalls. This is the most prominent form of housing for Canadian dairy cattle (74% of farms in Canada use tie stalls), especially in Quebec and Ontario....
Source: Science Direct Author links open overlay panel Ana C.Moncada, Heather W.Neave, Marina A.G.von Keyserlingk, Daniel M.Weary Animal Welfare Program, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z4, Canada Highlights • Cows with mange are...
Source: Canadian Journal of Animal Science G. E. Chibisa, D. A. Christensen, T. Mutsvangwa Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, S7N 5A8 Corresponding author: T. Mutsvangwa, (e-mail: tim.mutsvan@usask.ca) Abbreviations: BH, biohydrogenation; CF, crude fat; CLA, conjugated linoleic...
  Source: Western Canadian Dairy Seminar: David Galligan, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Email: Galligan@vet.upenn.edu Take Home Messages Economic evaluation must be done on a marginal basis. Management must understand all the dimensions of production affected. Improved feed efficiency (digestion) and/or...
Source: UC Merced,  Lorena Anderson Adding even a small amount of biochar — a charcoal-like material produced by burning organic matter — to a dairy’s manure-composting process reduces methane emissions by 84%, a recent study by UC Merced researchers shows. The...
Source: Iowa State University news release Iowa State University researchers have found that wind turbines located in agricultural fields are a plus for the crops growing around them. The overall effects on crops growing in wind farms appear to be positive...
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