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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...

2008-06-27 21:02:21

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. So one of my reasons for writing this column is the attack being made over the adoption of technology in all agriculture and the controversy over the labeling of milk. As most everyone is aware,...

2008-06-26 15:02:30

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. "It gave us the ground we needed to become farm owners. "I've seen people go lower order and they've struggled financially," Mr Field said. Mr Field became involved in dairying by rearing calves, relief milking...

2008-06-17 12:00:38

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. With rain damage and flooding expected to cut the corn harvest in key states such as Iowa by as much as 25 percent, corn prices on the Chicago Board of Trade hit record levels last week, jumping more than 20 percent since the beginning of June. Because corn accounts for a large fraction of the cost of producing chicken, eggs, dairy...

2007-07-30 15:19:31

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. These exports include personal care products, such as toothpaste contaminated with the anti-freeze diethylene glycol, honey contaminated with dangerous antibiotics, and food contaminated with banned drugs, pesticides and carcinogens. In contrast, Congress and the media remain silent on...

2007-05-29 00:00:00

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - 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. Milk from the cows is also high in health-boosting omega-3 fatty acids and makes butter that spreads as easily as margarine even when chilled, biotechnology company Vialactia said Monday. Scientists discovered a cow, later named Marge by researchers, carrying the mutant gene in a dairy herd they were testing in 2001,...

2006-06-16 13:43:57

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. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said the specific source of the infection, reported in April, was not found, but it said there was a feed ingredient supplier in common with a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy that was...

2006-04-17 16:40:02

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. Both groups urged more stringent rules on the ingredients allowed in livestock feed and stronger enforcement of the existing feed ban. "The feed ban is not a firewall," said Michael Hansen of Consumers...

2006-03-13 19:19:07

By Christopher Doering and Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An ailing beef cow from a small farm in Alabama was infected with mad cow disease, U.S. officials said on Monday, confirming the third case of the brain-wasting bovine disease in 27 months. The U.S. Agriculture Department said advanced tests on brain samples from the apparently 10-year-old cow identified the fatal disease. The cow was singled out last weekend. The discovery came while U.S. officials were trying to...


Latest Dairy cattle Reference Libraries

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...

British Friesian Cattle
2014-07-12 11:44:10

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...

Blaarkop Cattle
2014-07-12 09:45:02

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...

Ayrshire Cattle
2014-07-09 14:00:00

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...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'