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All intensive calf rearing articles

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4 things to control a good calf starter intake

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A palatable calf starter feed prepares the calf to eat solid feed and activates rumen and gut development. To control factors such as water intake and forage supply, farmers can optimize the weaning process
by Isabela Carvalho on 11.03.2021
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Covid-19: Adoption of digital solutions boosted

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Farming machines, sensors and computer applications are used to capture a wealth of farm and animal data. This will further boost digital farming and the use of livestock analytics.
by Siobhan Collins on 11.03.2021
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Metabolic programming: What can it do for beef?

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For beef producers, metabolic programming can help increase meat quality and marbling in their cattle. This is because the fetal and neonatal stage is crucial for skeletal muscle development.
by Leonel N. Leal on 11.03.2021
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The rise of agtech to feed the world (Part 1)

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Agtech is disrupting the way we manage beef cattle. The rise of agricultural technologies such as sensors will help the beef sector further improve in the future.
by Siobhan Collins on 11.03.2021
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The rise of agtech to feed the world (Part 2)

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Agtech is disrupting the way we manage beef cattle. Sensors and robotics can help beef producers to automate processes, increase animal health and make beef farming more sustainable and efficient.
by Siobhan Collins on 11.03.2021
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The role of NIR in supporting precision nutrition in beef cattle

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NIR has been proven to be an effective tool in determining the nutritional value of our feedstuffs for cattle. This method is easier and faster than the traditional wet chemistry method.
by Siobhan Collins on 11.03.2021
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The transformation of the calf's gut

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In calf rearing, nutrition is of key importance. Not only to supply the calf with the right set of nutrients, but also to improve the development of the gastrointestinal tract. This will smoothen the transition from newborn calf to ruminant and promotes health and performance.
by Isabela Carvalho on 11.03.2021
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The Effect of Beef Production System of Holstein Bulls

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Dairy-origin beef accounts for a considerable proportion of the prime beef supply. Yet, the beef production potential of dairy bred calves is declining following years of single trait selection for attributes such as milk yield.
by Naomi H. Rutherford on 21.09.2020
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Hypernatremia in diarrheic calves associated with the form of administration of OES

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Exposing the risks associated with the administration of oral electrolyte solutions simultaneously in milk replacers and water in absence of access to drinking water.
by Juliette N. Wilms on 30.06.2020
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Tonicity of oral rehydration solutions in diarrheic calves

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Oral rehydration solutions (ORS) mitigates the severity of dehydration and metabolic acidosis in diarrheic calves, and this study determines the efects of ORS tonicity on water, mineral and acid–base balance.
by Juliette N. Wilms on 23.05.2020
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Effects of plane of milk-replacer on Holstein bull calves

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Determining the effects of an increased plane of nutrition can help establish recommendations for feeding to increase measures of gain and animal health without compromising normal calf behavior.
by K. P. Sharon on 30.04.2020
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Performance of crossbred beef x Holstein v/s purebred Holstein in an organic production system

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In this paper, the effect of a prototype concept for efficient production of organic beef from young cattle of dairy origin is presented.
by M. Vestergaarda on 31.05.2019
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Health standards through economic optimisation: Colostrum management

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The evaluation of the profitability of farm colostrum management and the definition of the optimal economic situations for given livestock systems and farm situations.
by Didier Raboisson on 16.05.2018
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