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Bee’s Favoritism of Fungicide-Laced Foods Could Turn Deadly

Researchers prove bees gravitate toward sugar laced with the fungicide chlorothalonil over plain sugar. While the fungicide itself is not deadly to bees, it could have a deadly outcome. New research indicated that exposure to fungicides interferes with honey bee ability to metabolize the treatments beekeepers use to kill varroa mites—meaning their preference for the […]

Be sure to check your corn silage for mycotoxins

Mycotoxins influence feed quality and animal safety.   Corn silage samples from across the entirety of the U.S. in 2017 have shown extremely high levels of mycotoxins, particularly deoxynivalenol (DON), type A trichothecenes (T-2), fusaric acid and fumonisin. Mycotoxins are a regular concern for producers, as they influence feed quality and animal safety. They are […]

Optimising Calf Nutrition to Drive Healthy Performance

Recent research is helping dairy farmers re-think calf milk feeding strategies for optimum health and lifetime performance. In an interview with British Dairying, Volac nutritionist Ian Watson talks about what the future holds. Optimising Calf Nutrition The British dairy industry is starting to wake up to the fact that it may have been underfeeding calves… via […]

Silage Moisture Testing Tips Back

Corn silage harvest is in full swing with warm fall days in the forecast, choppers likely won’t be slowing down any time soon. Silages makes up a large component of beef cattle winter rations in the Source: http://igrow.org/livestock/beef/silage-moisture-testing-tips/  

Reducing unit cost of production

Cost of production – war on costs – cut your costs!! Cost is a four-letter word! Numerous beef extension publications, economic summaries, models, spreadsheets, and more, establish the relationship … Source: http://www.beefmagazine.com/animal-welfare/reducing-unit-cost-production  

Research explores economics of adding sheep to cattle operation

A seasoned rancher once told me, “Sheep are always looking in two directions — where to escape through the fence and where to die.” The retired livestock producer knew this all too well from experien… Source: http://www.beefmagazine.com/cow-calf/research-explores-economics-adding-sheep-cattle-operation  

How to Start a Cattle Farm on Small Acreage

Learning how to start a cattle farm throws you deep into the homesteading pool. Cattle are large beasts and require strong fencing, water and grazing land. Source: https://countrysidenetwork.com/daily/livestock/cattle/how-to-start-a-cattle-farm-on-small-acreage/

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