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Mind over matter \ CowManagement [Artikel]
Porter, R. \ Wright, K. \ 2020
Positive and good mental health are key to running a business, and dairy farming is no exception. So is your glass half full – or half empty? And, if it’s the latter, what can you do to change your mindset?
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Sustainability matters - not size \ CowManagement [Artikel]
Porter, R. \ 2020
Downsizing has increased efficiency and profitability on one Kiwi dairy unit. More milk, using less fertiliser, is being produced per hectare. Ron Pellow, who led the business during its transition, presented the herd’s impressive results at a recent ...
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Speed up germination to thwart hungry birds \ CowManagement [Artikel]
Porter, R. \ 2020
A renewed focus on getting maize crops ‘in and up’ quickly, to help prevent bird damage, will be more important that ever this spring. A ban on a key bird-repelling seed treatment has limited its availability this seasons, so we look at the other tre ...
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Lean concept offers calf-rearing benefits \ CowManagement [Artikel]
Porter, R. \ 2020
Streamlining calf management – to maximise efficiency and make marginal gains – will be the focus of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health’s #Calfmatters campaign in 2020. And there are plenty of ways that producers can get involved with the programme – ...
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Spoiled for choice \ CowManagement [Artikel]
Porter, R. \ 2020
Twice runner up in the NMR/RABDF Gold Cup competition and renowned pedigree breeder James Tomlinson is excited about the latest bull proof run. And, he says: “It’s about time.”
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Maize special \ CowManagement [Artikel]
Eades, P. \ Porter, R. \ 2020
Take steps to mitigate maize-growing risks Speed up germination to thwart hungry birds.
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It's good to talk : Forage special \ CowManagement [Artikel]
Porter, R. \ 2020
Producers should be having a conversation with their contractor now to plan grass silage making – particularly if they’ve adopted a multi-cut system. We spoke to a producer, a contractor and a grassland specialist to find out why.
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Make time for a grassland stocktake : Forage special \ CowManagement [Artikel]
Porter, R. \ 2020
This spring could provide the ideal opportunity to catch up with reseeding, without the associated risk of a forage shortfall. We spoke to a leading agronomist.
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Good progress towards BVD eradication \ CowManagement [Artikel]
Porter, R. \ 2020
The latest National BVD Survey results make for positive reading. Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health’s Matt Yarnall shares the highlights from the 2020 report.
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Genetics key to sustainable dairying \ CowManagement [Artikel]
Porter, R. \ 2020
Breeding should be the foundation for any producer looking to reduce their herd’s greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint. And the good news is that most, if not all, dairy cows are considerably ‘greener’ than they were 10 years ago.
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Tips from the top : Calf rearing special \ CowManagement [Artikel]
Porter, R. \ 2020
Calf-rearing experts share some low- and no-cost pointers and advice to help producers improve their systems and protect and enhance calf health and growth rates.
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Out with the old and in with the new : Calf rearing special \ CowManagement [Artikel]
Porter, R. \ 2020
Taking a fresh approach to calf rearing has seen calf mortality fall and maximised growth rates on one Cheshire-based unit. We spoke to the woman behind the changes that have been adopted by the calf rearing team and seen great results on the 530-cow ...
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Take a break with brassicas : Alternative forage \ CowManagement [Artikel]
Porter, R. \ 2020
Brassicas can help to plug the ‘fallow’ gap, eke out forage stocks, and take the pressure off grazing in a diffcult season. Could they be your next flexible friend?
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Innovative dairy steps up during COVID-19 crisis : Floating diary \ CowManagement [Artikel]
Porter, R. \ 2020
Rotterdam’s floating dairy has come into its own – fewer than 12 months after milk production began – by providing city residents under COVID-19 restrictions with much-needed dairy produce. We spoke to the Dutch engineer and producer behind the busin ...
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Breeding robust cows for grazing system : Three-way cross \ CowManagement [Artikel]
Porter, R. \ 2020
Breeding cows that are suited to not only the topography of his unit but also his organic management system is key to the success of Gloucestershire-based producer Rob Richmond’s herd.
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Create space and relieve pressure : CowManagement special : housing and equipment \ CowManagement [Artikel]
Porter, R. \ 2020
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Remove blinkers to resolve bottlenecks : CowManagement special: housing and equipment \ CowManagement [Artikel]
Porter, R. \ 2020
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Subclinical milk fever – keep the signs in mind \ CowManagement [Artikel]
Porter, R. \ 2020
The results of a national survey reveal that subclinical milk fever may be underestimated on many UK units. We spoke to Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health’s Kath Aplin to find out more.
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Baby, it’s warm outside \ CowManagement [Artikel]
Porter, R. \ 2020
As heat and humidity levels increase during summer and the UK sees the typical high-temperature spikes, what are the effects on the next generation of milkers and what steps can producers take to mitigate them?
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Cream of crop rises to the top \ CowManagement [Artikel]
Porter, R. \ 2020
One Hampshire-based producer has scooped a prestigious production award and also has a close eye on cow comfort, health and sustainability. We spoke to her to find out more.
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