Dairy Farming

Dairy Farming is a difficult and expensive business. Dairy farmers spend their lives caring for cows from morning to night, but these hard-working individuals still have to deal with the unpredictable nature of the weather.

Highland Cattle: Hardy Breed with Long Horns

Highland cattle were certainly primitive and until the eighteenth century did not begin to have economic value for the inhabitants of the Hebrides. Used for the production of meat, specimens of these animals were taken at the end of the 19th century to North America. Today it is also possible to find them in Scandinavia or Alaska, and even, in small numbers, in Australia and South America. The Highland cow …

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Artificial Insemination: Pros and Cons of AI

Artificial insemination has been around since the 1800s. Artificial insemination is a process of collecting sperm cells from a male animal and manually depositing them into the reproductive tract of a female. Artificial Insemination offers many potential benefits, which can make it an attractive option for livestock producers or those interested in breeding animals with certain characteristics. Artificial insemination does not however come without its drawbacks as well. This blog …

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Jersey Cattle: Origins and History

The Jersey cattle originate from the island of Jersey, located on the Channel. There is no assurance as to which where the original races were. The most probable native bases of this race are the small black cattle of Great Britain and the great Colorado of Normandy. This theory is consistent with the fact that the Channel Island of Jersey, Guernsey, and Alderney was part of the Duchy of Normandy …

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Cattle Breeds: Multiple Purposes Cattle Breeds

The following list of cattle breeds is a big list of breeds of cattle. More than 800 breeds of cattle are recognized worldwide. Some of them adapted to the local climate, others were raised by man for specialized uses. Races are divided into two main types, considered as either closely related species, or two subspecies of a species. Bos indicus (or Bos taurus Indica) of zebu cattle, also called, adapt …

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Cattle Feed: Food Compatibility and Varieties of Diets

Cattle feed is the most important and the most uncertain part of all the activities of cattle rearing. This happens because there are many varieties, different alternatives, and methods to feed the cattle. The possibilities range from fattening to diets based exclusively on grass, or they can be a combination. In front of this, there are feed formulations for cattle depending on sex, age, diet, breeding method, the climate in …

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Cattle Diseases: Environmental Symptoms and Agent Induced

Cattle diseases are diseases that affect the individual in a general way. The state of health of the animals depends mainly on the conditions of the animal, the conditions of the environment in which it is found and the presence of agents that produce diseases. All producers must develop a preventive health plan in their farm that includes vaccinations, control of external and internal parasites and some handling techniques such …

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