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Sub-acute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in dairy cows

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: T. Mutsvangwa – Research Associate/University of Guelph; T. Wright – Acting Dairy Cattle...

Protecting agricultural land key to future food production and processing by: Mark Reusser, Vice...

Preserving agricultural land for the purpose of food production and processing is a key priority for the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA). That was...

Reproductive technology: genomic selection

Source: International Dairy Federation Introduction Since the domestication of cattle for milk and meat purposes more than 6,000 years ago, farmers have used reproductive technology to...

Streptococcus uberis the frustrating mastitis bacterium

Andrew M. Biggs What do we know about Streptococcus uberis mastitis and why is it so frustrating? Streptococcus uberis is recognised in many countries around the...

Heifers, milking cows and dry cows

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 1.1.2 Heifers Weaned heifers are generally...

Particle length in dairy diets

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives In a past article we looked at different methods of evaluating fibre requirements and briefly touched on forage particle...

Alberta milk production in 2019

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry The annual Economics of Milk Production publication provides information on the costs and returns of producing milk in Alberta. “The total...

Arbitrary Fees Imposed by Large Grocery Retailers Will Cost Canadian Consumers and Impact Canada’s...

Joint Statement by Farming and Processing Associations The latest round of fees introduced by large grocery retailers on their suppliers has attracted coverage in the...

Inbreeding Update – August 2020

Source: Lactanet Canada Each year, based on official animal registration and pedigree information within its database, Lactanet Canada computes current statistics related to the level...

Livestock management practices to mitigate greenhouse gases

Source: Dairy Research Cluster The most significant source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from dairy farms is in the form of enteric emissions originating from...

Grain declaration changes make delivering what you declare more important

Source: Alberta Wheat Commission Delivering what you declare is now more important than ever for farmers. Recent changes to grain declarations now include a legally...

New agreement scores ‘hat trick’ for livestock producers as FarmHouse, Groupe Cérès and Nutrition...

Three company agreement to maximize value and profits for customers in Canada and U.S. Livestock producers across Canada and into the U.S. are poised to...

Quick guide to injury scoring

Source: proAction Hock Injury Scoring Condition of the hocks can be an important indicator of the abrasiveness of the resting surface, stall design, and cow comfort....

A comparison of different algorithms for phasing haplotypes using Holstein cattle genotypes and pedigree...

Source: Journal of Dairy Science YounesMiar*†MehdiSargolzaei†‡Flavio S.Schenkel† * Department of Animal Science and Aquaculture, Dalhousie University, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada B2N 5E3 † Centre for...

Dairy housing: developing the plan and procuring services and materials for constructing a new...

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Written by: Harold K. House Developing a Plan The procedure for developing a plan (Figure 1), procuring services...
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