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2008-09-25 15:00:39

By WICKHAM, Ian IT'S all about the price of feed. Historically, dairy farmers have always faced a conundrum -- especially in New Zealand. That challenge is: "With a given amount of feed available on my farm, how do I prioritise which class of my animals to feed it to?" In the past when dairy farms were 'self-contained' (how long since you have heard that expression?), it was easy. The milking herd got all the best stuff and the replacements got the back paddock, the steep gully and...

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2008-09-24 14:58:16

In a letter addressed to cofounders of Ben and Jerry's Homemade Inc., Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) called for the ice cream makers to replace cow's milk with human breast milk. "PETA's request comes in the wake of news reports that a Swiss restaurant owner will begin purchasing breast milk from nursing mothers and substituting breast milk for 75 percent of the cow's milk in the food he serves," said a statement released by a PETA...

2008-08-25 09:01:57

BELLEVILLE, ON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, announced today that its U.S. Animal Health business, Bioniche Animal Health USA, Inc., has been granted full listing by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for its premier immunostimulant technology for calves, Immunoboost. The addition of Immunoboost to the official OMRI list indicates that this biological product has...

2008-08-13 15:00:41

By MORGAN, Jon Drought and the dairy boom have combined to cause a 23 per cent drop in export lamb numbers this year - a shortfall that could cost the country $450 million in lost income. Meat & Wool New Zealand says the long summer dry felt across almost all parts of New Zealand forced farmers to shed large numbers of breeding ewes. At the same time 300 extra dairy farms were created, taking land that would have been used to finish lambs for slaughter. Economist Rob Davison said...

2008-08-13 00:00:20

Move over horse power, cow power could be the next big thing! The California State Fair today announced that the event will host the first known amusement ride powered entirely by cow manure. Pacific Gas and Electric Company and developer BioEnergy Solutions will power a children's train ride with renewable biogas, made from California dairy cows. The ride, "Barnyard Animal Train," is owned by Ray Cammack Shows and will be located in the Kaiser Permanente Kids Park at the State Fair....

2008-08-05 09:00:40

  Rick Lundquist As I write this, I'm bidding farewell to another 111 degree day in Arizona. Yesterday, I walked a 4,000 cow dry lot dairy from one end to the other observing cows. The cows on my client's dairy were doing fine under the shades with little apparent signs of heat stress. That's more than I could say for myself. I couldn't wait to get back to the air conditioned office. The cows I saw today also looked good; evidence of what...

2008-07-18 09:00:51

By Jenny Laue A staple treat for the summer holidays is ice cream and one North- East dairy farm, looking to diversify, made good use of that fact. Jenny Laue visits Archer?s near Darlington MOST of us drink milk every day of our lives. We need it to grow healthy bones and teeth and it provides us with a large amount of our daily vitamins. Yet, a large proportion of our population don?t give their breakfastmilk a second thought. Some of us really don?t know how this daily essential...

2008-07-14 12:00:35

By TRACIE CONE One dairy farm may lose 50 years of genetic development. FRESNO, Calif. -- More than 4,800 dairy cows at risk of carrying tuberculosis are being slaughtered this week in central California, where nearly 16,000 cattle in the country's largest milk-producing region have been quarantined, federal officials said. Undersecretary of Agriculture Bruce Knight met privately with local dairy operators Tuesday along with the state veterinarian and other industry officials...

2008-07-08 15:00:28

By KATTERNS, Tanya THE effects of the summer drought continue to hurt struggling sheep and beef farmers as well-off dairy farmers drive up the price of crucial winter feed. Farming leaders in areas worst hit by the drought say the price of a conventional bale of hay has almost tripled, with those still holding meagre stocks demanding up to $14 a bale. The price of grass baleage has skyrocketed from an average $70 to $160. Agribusiness consultant David Baker said dairy farmers, who...

2008-06-30 12:02:54

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today filed a lawsuit against the State of Ohio challenging its new regulations regarding the labeling of dairy products from cows that have not been treated with artificial growth hormones. In the lawsuit, IDFA says the Ohio rule interferes with the First Amendment right of its members to communicate truthful information to Ohioans and with interstate commerce. The complaint is the result of a controversial dairy product labeling...