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Dairy Cattle / Ruminant Health & Nutrition

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Hay ... we have a problem

As mother nature continues to burden farmers with her cold wrath, hay prices and availability become a problem.
Extreme weather conditions are affecting cattle farmers' hay supply.
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CopRice to establish livestock feed mill in Australia

CopRice, SunRice’s animal nutrition business, has confirmed plans to establish one of Australia’s largest ruminant nutrition milling facilities
CopRice, the animal nutrition business of Australian rice processor SunRice, will convert its closed rice mill in Coleambally into a ruminant feed mill.
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6 major nutrition problems in dairy cows

Dairy cattle nutritionists often encounter these common problems
No matter the region, production system or breed, dairy cattle appear to suffer from six very common problems related to the intensive conditions under which they are raised and kept throughout their productive lives.
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DNA selection may reduce cattle emissions

Researchers are looking at belching as a way to minimize emissions and maintain efficiency through DNA selection
A new study suggest that if researchers can link DNA to emissions released during belching than cattle could be genetically selected to reduce methane.
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Milk-fed calves: Bottle or bucket?

This is a recurrent question for pre-weaned calves, and one that has no clear answer.
By avoiding large meal portions, and frequent meals, without letting the calves go hungry between meals (by offering free access to a high-quality starter dry feed), bucket feeding can be as successful as bottle feeding.
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