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Robo-Cowboy For Herding Cows
2013-11-18 11:03:32

[ Watch the Video: Rover Robot Herds Cattle From Field To Dairy ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To herd their cattle, dairy farmers around the world use everything from specialty dog breeds to all-terrain vehicles. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia has revealed the development of a game-changing tool: a robo-cowboy named "Rover." The Australian scientists said they were able to effectively use Rover to bring a herd of...

Researchers Suggest Dietary Calcium Supplements For Dairy Cows After Giving Birth
2013-11-11 14:32:45

University of Missouri The health of dairy cows after giving birth plays a big factor in the quantity and quality of the milk the cows produce. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that subclinical hypocalcemia, which is the condition of having low levels of calcium in the blood and occurs in many cows after giving birth, is related to higher levels of fat in the liver. John Middleton, a professor in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, says these higher levels of...

2013-10-30 23:00:32

Sukarne has built four processing plants that convert manure into compost, which is then sold to agricultural producers, some of which supply the grain to feed the cattle. (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 As one of the largest beef exporters in North America, Mexico-based Sukarne could easily have a large and potentially negative environmental impact. The company’s cattle-on-feed numbers are expected to nearly double next year to 515,000 from 292,000 in 2010. That’s a lot of cattle producing...

2013-10-29 23:19:58

Sheila Rogers of Hy Ridge Holsteins, LLC in Ridgeland, Wis. is winner of $500 toward milking services. Menomonie, WI (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Representatives from Vets Plus, Inc. presented Sheila Rogers of Hy Ridge Holsteins, LLC with a check for $500 for hiring a milking service for her dairy. The campaign “Vets Plus will milk your cows!” was held at this year’s World Dairy Expo in October with the intent of giving one producer a break from milking for the weekend. Over 260...


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Carinthian Blondvieh Cattle
2014-07-14 12:04:00

The Carinthian Blondvieh is a breed of cattle native to Carinthia, Austria. It is believed to be descendents of the Slovenian cattle which were bred with Gelbvieh cattle to form the Carinthian Blondvieh. Last population count was in 2005 with 524 cows and 40 bulls. A steady increase from the previous count of 421 cows and 42 bulls in 2002. The Carinthian Blondvieh is usually white or pale yellow in color. The horns, mouth and hooves are also pale. The cow can weigh 1,100 to 1,300 pounds...

Caracu Cattle
2014-07-14 11:57:22

The Caracu is a breed of cattle that originated in Brazil. It was developed as a dual purpose cattle utilizing both its meat for beef products and milk for dairy products. Its origin can be traced back to the Minhota, sometime in the mid-1500s. Many hardships from disease to harsh condition made it difficult to raise cattle. The first herd book was established in 1916. In 1980, new breeding techniques and genetic improvements has accelerated the evolution and performance of the Caracu. It...

Canchim Cattle
2014-07-14 11:50:01

The Canchim is a breed of beef cattle that originated in Central Brazil. Development began by breeding native herds with Zebu Cattle during the early 1900s. The Ministry of Agriculture imported the Charolais to Goias in 1922. In 1936, the cattle were transported to Sao Carlos to a farm on the Government Research Station. This is where the original Canchim was developed. Other breeding programs were initiated in 1940 with 64 percent Charolias and 36 percent Zebu and another with 64...

Canadienne Cattle
2014-07-14 11:38:56

The Canadienne is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in Canada during the 1600s. It also goes by the names Black Canadienne, French Canadienne and Black Jersey and are the only dairy cattle developed in Canada. It is believed the Canadienne is decedents of the Guernsey, Jersey and Kerry cattle breeds. In 1850 the majority of the cattle were Canadienne so breeding of them was discouraged. In 1886, a herd book was established and the French Canadian Cattle Breeder’s Association was...

Canadian Speckle Park Cattle
2014-07-14 11:28:41

The Canadian Speckle Park is a breed of cattle native to the province of Saskatchewan, Canada and one of only a few breeds of cattle developed there. It is a new breed, officially recognized in 2006 by the Canadian government. The breed association was formed in 1985 with the breed being exported to the United States and Australia. The breed's development began in the 1950s by crossbreeding a roan Shorthorn heifer and a Black Angus bull. The offspring became spotted and a new breed was...

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