Feedpads for Grazing Dairy Cows by John Moran; Scott McDonald
Call Number: SF203.M67 2010
Publication Date: 2011-02-01
Guidelines for managing cattle grazing in riparian areas to protect water quality : review of research and best management practices policy by Jeffrey C. Mosley
Call Number: SF85.M67 1997
Publication Date: 1997
The Lean Dairy Farm : eliminate waste, save time, cut costs - creating a more productive, profitable and higher quality farm by Jana Hocken; Mat Hocken (As told to)Make your farm better, smarter, and more productive The Lean method is revolutionising farming globally with its proven approach for reducing waste, improving productivity and sustaining profits.In The Lean Dairy Farm, dairy farmer and Lean consultant Jana Hocken explains why this approach is essential to every dairy farm and how to apply these tools, practices and principles to your dairy operation. The Lean Dairy Farm helps reduce the common problems and stressors faced by farmers every day: long work hours, high staff turnovers, repeat problems, breakdowns, wastage, safety and high costs. Using her own family's dairy farm as a case study, Jana provides insight into how the Lean approach applies to farming, introduces practical tools to help you improve efficiency and reduce waste, and shows you how to create a farm culture that supports Lean thinking. Even if Lean is entirely new to you, this book offers a simple blueprint for applying its principles and practices to improve your farm. Quickly make use of basic Lean concepts on your farm Identify and eliminate waste in farm processes Organise your farm effectively to improve productivity Standardise your processes to do everything right the first time Develop an engaged, high performing team If you want a more efficient, profitable and robust dairy farm, The Lean Dairy Farm is for you.
Principles of Cattle Production by C. J. C. Phillips
Call Number: SF201 .P45 2018
Publication Date: 2018-12-31
Small Cattle for Small Farms by Margo HayesSmall cattle breeds are manageable to control and care for and perfect for lifestyle blocks and small farms. They can be bred commercially for beef but their docile temperaments and small size also make them especially suitable for hobby farms. As more people have turned to the country for a'tree change', interest in these breeds has grown tremendously. In this new edition of her popular book Small Cattle for Small Farms, award-winning cattle breeder Margo Hayes provides practical and easy-to-understand information for people interested in keeping small cattle for a range of reasons. The book assumes no prior experience with cattle and covers all the basics to help you set up an enjoyable and viable small farm, including: types of cattle and production systems available, how to select your stock, explanations of equipment required and basic cattle husbandry. It contains simple explanatory diagrams and photographs to make new concepts clear. With new and expanded sections on small cattle breeds, genetics and breeding systems, this second edition competently addresses questions asked by those entering small farming for the first time while providing a solid reference for those already in the industry. Detailed guidelines for raising healthy cattle through good nutrition, land management and herd monitoring are provided, in addition to tips for showing and marketing your cattle and up-to-date government requirements for land and stockowners.
DAIReXNETDAIReXNET is a national, extension-driven Web resource designed to meet the educational and decision-making needs of dairy producers, allied industry partners, extension educators, and consumers.
NAHMS Beef Cow-calf StudiesThe USDA's National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) conducted a beef cow-calf study in 2017 and 2018. This was the fourth NAHMS cow-calf study of the beef industry. The study involved producers in 24 States representing more than 70 percent of beef cows and beef cow operations in the United States. The study included two questionnaires with producers to ask about health and management of their cattle.
Data collection for the Beef 2017 study ended in August 2018. Results from the first questionnaire (2017 NAHMS Beef Management Survey) will be available on the NAHMS website in early summer 2019.
Cow Power: Vermonters Turning Manure Into EnergyThis film focuses on the history and science behind the world’s only utility offering electricity created from cow manure. Vermont is the first state to combine policy with citizen generosity in an effort to support Cow Power farms. Businesses ranging from breweries to colleges pay an optional tariff to support the program. Farmers retrofit their farms with digesters that turn cow waste into a renewable energy source. The process of removing cow manure from the barn floor and collecting the methane gas to produce energy is 75% efficient (compared to 30% efficiency from wind power and 12% efficiency by solar power). The benefits of Cow Power are endless and this renewable energy source could become an option for addressing the U.S energy crisis. (55 minutes)
Genomic Selection—New Technology in the Dairy Industry: The Science SquadGenomic Selection is a new technology that helps the dairy industry evaluate calves on the basis of their DNA profile, allowing breeders to predict, among other things, which animals are going to give higher milk yields in a much shorter time period than previous methods. After the United States, Ireland is only the second country in the world to introduce it. This program highlights methods that have been developed by Irish scientists that use a lower cost technology with minimal compromise in accuracy. (7 minutes)
Is Sexed Semen the Future of Cattle Farming?: The Science SquadSexed semen allows farmers to determine the sex of their calves, and has the potential to revolutionize the dairy and beef industry; dairy farmers using sexed semen will be able to increase the number of heifer calves born. This program features Irish researchers working with the U.S.-based company Sexing Technologies to establish the viability of using sexed semen in Ireland, and speaks to a farmer about the importance of this type of ongoing research.
The Meat of the Matter, Episode 2Cheap meat is actually quite costly, taking its toll on America’s health and the environment. The good news is it’s now possible to have your steak and eat it, too. Meet a new breed of ranchers who are leading the red meat revolution by returning to traditional styles of raising cattle. Iowan bison ranchers, Georgian cattlemen and Californian cowgirls all have one thing in common— grass.
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The Sacred CowThere are one-and-a-half billion cattle on the planet, but not one of them stirs such passionate feelings as the Indian cow. In this episode, Anjan Sundaram explores how the cow has become idolized and politicized by the country’s Hindu right-wing groups, with devastating consequences to some of India’s communities.
Super Cow: The Belgian Blue- A testament to the potency of selective breedingDesigning Life. Man has been doing it for over 10,000 years. You may not be aware of it, but we are surrounded by “Superlife," life-forms manipulated by Man. Super Cow: The Belgian Blue, part of the Superlife Series, looks at the potency of selective breeding. Note- Superlife explores the science of how mankind is manipulating life for its benefit. The series does not attempt to address the concerns surrounding cloning, genetically modified organisms or the ethics of certain farming practices.