Thirty-two livestock industry professionals and stakeholders took part in a daylong conversation around strategies to mitigate pain for livestock. The emphasis was on sharing and confirming current issues, identifying knowledge gaps and exploring ways to reach the desired goal...
Now that your corn silage has been harvested for 90 days, it is a good time to re-evaluate some of the key characteristics of that silage now that it has had time to ferment. Fermentation is the process that...
Source: blog by Jennifer Sirangelo, CEO, National 4-H Council Thinking about my growth and path to where I am today, I can't help but feel a sense of duty to encourage girls and young women who aspire to lead....
Farmers go through an enormous amount of work to have healthy, highly productive livestock and high yielding and high quality crops on their farms. What can often be overlooked is the middle step where we store and prepare the...
The food we eat contributes to our overall health and a well-balanced diet will give you more of what you need. The same goes for dairy cows. So, what’s a nutritious meal for a dairy cow? Scientists have long...
If you think sustainability is overrated, try running a business without it. In fact, it’s a key objective for scientists striving to boost feed efficiency and reduce methane emissions in dairy cattle through the Efficient Dairy Genome Project. Ultimately,...
Raising healthy heifers is a key component to making sure that future herds are high-production. Poor growth in young calves strongly impacts subsequent milk production. As such, even during a busy calving period, calves should not be forgotten. There...
Alberta’s Lameness Reduction Initiative (LRI) revolves around completion of a lameness risk assessment questionnaire (RAQ), designed to identify housing and management factors that contribute to the development of hoof lesions. The RAQ is conducted by the farm manager accompanied by...
Despite the conditions we may currently see when we look outside, spring is here! As temperatures begin to rise and snow begins to melt, we need to keep watch for changes in our stored forages. As many will remember, the...
The Danes may be best known for LEGO and Hans Christian Andersen, but to Canadian dairy researchers, it’s Denmark’s data that puts them on the map. In their efforts to improve feed efficiency and methane emission in dairy cattle,...
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