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By TRACIE CONE One dairy farm may lose 50 years of genetic development. FRESNO, Calif.
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.
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.
By Chris Kick With June being dairy month, I decided to write a column discussing the changes and advances we have seen during the last 60 years. Fifty plus of these years I have been involved with the industry as a dairy farm employee, college student, extension and research and dairy producer.
By BISHOP, Diane DON'T skip 50 percent sharemilking in the quest for farm ownership, said Murchison dairy farmers Dave and Jane Field. The young couple, who bought their own farm a year ago, recommended every farmer go 50:50 sharemilking before they bought their first farm.
By Jim Downing, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jun. 17--Last week's deluge in the Midwest will soon be lapping at the aisles of the local supermarket.
CHICAGO, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The dangers of cheap Chinese exports of contaminated consumer products have received extensive media coverage, besides the formation of a Cabinet-level Product Safety Panel.
New Zealand scientists are breeding a herd of cows that produce lower-fat milk after the chance discovery of a natural gene mutation in one animal.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - The investigation into Canada's most recent case of mad cow disease has found that contaminated feed was the likely source of the infection and might provide a link to an earlier case, officials said on Friday.
By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the main safeguards against mad cow disease, a ban on using cattle parts in cattle feed, is ineffective or is not enforced strictly, two U.S. consumer groups said on Monday in light of a new case of the fatal bovine ailment in Canada.
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...
The British Friesian is a breed of cattle from the United Kingdom. The modern British Friesian dominated the dairy cattle population from the 1950s through the 1980s. Stock as well as semen were exported during this time throughout the world. The original Friesian breed was imported to ports of England and Scotland during the 1800s until it was stopped in 1892 when a threat of foot and mouth disease became a concern. By the end of 1912 there were 1,000 bulls and 6,000 cows registered in...
The Blaarkop is a breed of dairy cattle that is bred in the Groningen region of the Netherlands. It has been referenced as early as the 1300s and from the 1800s the breed was found in the Utrecht and Leiden regions also. The breed is sturdy and muscular with a horned head and strong legs. The body color is either solid red or black with a white head and tail tip. Around the eyes is a blotch the same color as the main body. In the population there is a ratio of 60 percent red colored and 40...
The Ayrshire is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in Ayrshire, south west Scotland. It was traditionally known as the Dunlop or Cunninghame and were exported all over the world. In New Zealand the Ayrshire is still known as the Dunlop. Ayrshire cattle are frequently bred with Holstein cattle to improve the Holstein’s fertility. The cow is known for its ability to convert grass into milk, easy calving and longevity. The Ayrshire is a hardy breed that can adapt to management...