Archive for November, 2012

Dairy footprint smaller than in the 40s

| November 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Dairy footprint smaller than in the 40s

With all the talk of carbon footprints these days it is interesting to note recent research from Cornell University has found that today’s dairy farmers actually have a smaller “footprint” than their predecessors. In the June 2009 edition of the university’s Journal of Animal Science it states that the dairy genetics, nutrition, herd management and […]

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Online calculators to help with N use

| November 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
Online calculators to help with N use

A broader range of online calculators developed to assist farmers to gauge the possible benefits of using urea treated with a urease inhibitor are now available. ¬†Summer is just around the corner which in New Zealand typically means drier weather conditions making it difficult to assess the best time to apply nitrogen fertiliser. ¬†Urea treated […]

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Cattle like salt, too

| November 3, 2012 | 1 Comment
Cattle like salt, too

As a rule, mature beef cattle need one ounce or less of salt a day.

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Prozac for dogs, almost

| November 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
Prozac for dogs, almost

The makers of Prozac have adapted their product to lessen anxiety in dogs.

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ES admits untruths in court

| November 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
ES admits untruths in court

The Southland Times reports that an Environment Southland compliance officer has effectively acknowledged under cross examination in court that the council’s original written case against a farm owner and manager it was prosecuting contained statements that were not true. The officer, Chris McMillan, is also the officer accused of altering a police statement in an […]

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Killer disease striking down US honey bees

| November 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Killer disease striking down US honey bees

Colony Collapse Disorder has caused the most serious die-off of honey bee colonies across the US.

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