There are three main threats to dairy sustainability: lowering the carbon footprint, assuring continued availability of affordable water and a qualified labor force.
Factors for consideration include colostrum management, group composition and dynamics, bedding and space, nutritional management, early disease detection and the need for "real life" observations.
Supplies of Vitamin E may be limited through the rest of 2021. Dairy producers, in particular, may need help putting together a feeding plan with alternative antioxidant additives.
When dairy calves' transition to weaning goes awry, so, too, can their health and productivity.
The Green New Deal is sending mixed messages to agriculture as it seeks to work with farmers and ranchers, but also mentions getting rid of “farting cows.”
A first-ever drug for reduction of ammonia gas in livestock has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use after being developed by Elanco.
A week spent in a feedyard pen is helping researchers gain a better understanding of greenhouse gas emissions.