Source: University of Guelph Proactive approach improves herd health, say researchers By Karli Longthorne Low blood calcium levels after calving are an issue in dairy herds, especially in older cows, from their third lactation on. Some producers take a reactive approach by giving...
When it comes to mastitis, most people can see that it is costing them money. When summer rolls around, the risk of severe toxic cases spikes, and it can be a big blow to lose cows and quarters to...
Source: University of British Columbia By Thomas Ede, Daniel M. Weary, and Marina A.G von Keyserlingk1 Dairy calves are often reared individually early in their life, contrary to natural conditions, where calves have access to a richer social environment. A large...
Source: Science Direct LauraWhalin, Daniel M.Weary, Marina A.G.von Keyserlingk Animal Welfare Program, University of British Columbia, 2357 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z4 ABSTRACT Adult dairy cattle show a preference for outdoor spaces during summer nights, but little is known about...
Source: Penn State, Jeff Mulhollem Dairy farmers in the Northeast — facing a warming climate that exacerbates nutrient pollution but lengthens the growing season — can reduce the environmental impact of their operations and maximize revenues by double cropping and...
Source: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology Bionaz, M., Vargas-Bello-Pérez, E. & Busato, S. Advances in fatty acids nutrition in dairy cows: from gut to cells and effects on performance. J Animal Sci Biotechnol 11, 110 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40104-020-00512-8 Abstract High producing dairy cows generally receive...
Source: The Canola Council of Canada A recently published research project found that canola meal improves the environmental footprint of milk production – reducing methane emissions and nitrogen losses, along with a boost in milk production.  Published in the September...
Source: The University of British Columbia Brushes, both automated and fixed, are becoming common on dairy farms, providing cows the opportunity to express natural grooming behaviours. Previous work by researchers at The University of British Columbia showed just how important...
Source: Journal of Dairy Science ABSTRACT Lameness is a leading animal welfare concern in the dairy industry. Multiple stakeholders are involved in lameness management on a dairy farm, including farmers, hoof trimmers, and veterinarians. This study sought to explore perceptions of lameness, perceptions...
Source: Cornell Chronicles, By Krisy Gashler A partnership between industry, government and academia is bringing a state-of-the-art lab upgrade to Cornell’s Department of Animal Science. Four climate-controlled respiration chambers will be built in the Large Animal Research and Teaching Unit to study...
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