In the past few years there has been a growing interest in understanding and researching animal intestinal health but more work is needed to improve milk replacer, reduce reliance on antibiotics and assess common performance metrics, says a US dairy scientist.
Today’s highly productive daily cattle are more sensitive to heat stress but are also more responsive to technologies designed to combat the impact of exposure to higher temperatures and humidity, says the US agri-business giant.
Global animal health and nutrition company, Alltech, plugs a gap in terms of its European operations and gains a firmer foothold in the Norwegian dairy and aqua markets through the purchase of Produs and Produs Aqua.
Lallemand Animal Nutrition is advising dairy farmers to adopt nutritional programs designed to protect the rumen and promote rumen efficiency, on the back of a new survey that identified heat stress as a real threat throughout Europe.
Lallemand Animal Nutrition said it is partnering with the US institute, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, to document mode of action, biomarkers of efficacy and benefits of existing yeast and bacteria strains for beef and dairy cattle.
The CFIA says its enquiry into the 2010 BSE case was 'thorough' as its findings show the cow in the latest BSE incident was born on the same farm as the animal that tested positive for the disease five years ago.
A Canadian trial found a daily feed of eight liters of whole milk improved dairy calf growth performance up to three months of age but first lactation results indicated no milk yield benefits from this higher plane of nutrition in the neo natal phase.
Residual feed intake is emerging as the main tool for measuring feed efficiency and making genetic progress in efficiency-related traits among dairy cattle, but is not without its challenges, finds a new review.
New research suggests that the addition of small amounts of calcium oxide to neutralize the acidity of distiller grains could enable this corn alternative to be used at higher levels in livestock feed mixes.
Animal nutrition firm, Alltech, says its tie-up with Nestlé on an educational initiative for China’s dairy sector is trying to improve the environmental profile of the dairy sector there but is primarily aimed at lowering feed costs and boosting milk...
Metabolic studies will feature large in Nutreco’s new dairy calf nutrition research program, LifeStart, as a way of exploring what impact a higher plane of nutrition at the perinatal stage has on an animal’s lifetime performance.
The initial results of a ground-breaking survey, which set out for the first time to assess views on beef cattle welfare in the US, shows there is more accord than previously thought between beef producers and consumers.