When it comes to castration and dehorning procedures practiced by beef and dairy producers, timing is crucial to insure animal welfare and effectivness, says the new Cattle Castration and Dehorning …
Respiratory disease in cattle also known as BRD, shipping fever or pneumonia may cost the U.S. cattle industry over $2 billion annually (Powell 2013).
Breeding synchronization protocols evolve rapidly as newer procedures are tested and improvements are made.
Cows raised on organic and conventional dairy farms in three regions of the United States show no significant differences in health or in the nutritional content of their milk, according …
Dystocia is defined as delayed or difficult parturition. General causes are fetal-maternal size mismatch, fetal malpresentation and maternal-related causes.
Most breeders strive to have a cow that produces good replacement heifers and be noted for both production, all while living an exemplary life in the herd.
For most dairy producers in Western Canada, winter arrived early with lots snow and spring has arrived later than usual, so thinking about new crop forages has not been the …
Dairy cattle must calve on a regular basis to maximise profitability.
With the high feed/ingredient costs in Western Canada and the lower quality alfalfa hay/haylage this year, I have noticed a trend towards higher starch lactating cow diets.
I have a question related to sand bedding. We converted to sand bedding about a year ago and it seems that we’re now getting more lameness then before.
Coagulase-Negative Staphs (CNS) may be the leading cause of subclinical mastitis and yet it has been a mystery.
Considering all the variables associated with forage production, choosing the inoculant that provides the best solution can be very challenging. Yet this decision is very critical to assure the desired …
I’m sure you’ve run into lameness challenges in the past – or perhaps you’re currently facing some challenges?
Lack of time is the number one reason I hear farmers say they don’t have a preventative hoof care plan in place.