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Cows Are Smarter When Raised Together
2014-02-27 15:39:04

University of British Columbia Cows learn better when housed together, which may help them adjust faster to complex new feeding and milking technologies on the modern farm, a new University of British Columbia study finds. The research, published today in PLOS ONE, shows dairy calves become better at learning when a "buddy system" is in place. The study also provides the first evidence that the standard practice of individually housing calves is associated with certain learning...

2014-01-03 15:49:03

Scientists have discovered a mutation with a built-in dilemma for dairy cattle breeders. The deleted gene sequence has a positive effect on milk yield but causes embryonic death in dairy cattle. Scientists have found a genomic deletion that affects fertility and milk yield in dairy cattle at the same time. The discovery can help explain a dilemma in dairy cattle breeding: the negative correlation between fertility and milk production. For the past many years milk yield in Scandinavian...

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...

2010-09-08 09:30:00

Lust for Crust 6th Annual Bucktown Apple Pie Contest at Holstein Park CHICAGO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Friends of Holstein Park: (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100907/DC60587) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100907/DC60587) WHAT: The 6th Annual Bucktown Apple Pie Contest is a fierce competition between 150 bakers in front of a panel of celebrity judges, including Gail Gand, and foodies for the coveted blue...

2009-01-29 11:27:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Plains Exploration & Production Company (NYSE: PXP) ("PXP" or the "Company") announces an apparent prolific confirmation well at the Friesian Project in the Deepwater of the Gulf of Mexico. In November of 2006, the original discovery well, Friesian #1, was drilled to a total depth of 29,414 feet and encountered more than 120 feet of net oil pay in Green Canyon Block 599. Friesian #2 offset well is located in the adjacent Green Canyon Block 643...

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...

2008-06-26 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...

Latest Holstein cattle Reference Libraries

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...

Australian Milking Zebu Cattle
2014-07-09 13:49:54

The Australian Milking Zebu (AMZ) is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in Australia in the 1950s. It was developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) by crossbreeding the Sahiwal and Red Sindhi cattle from Pakistan with Jersey cattle. A small amount of Illawarra, Guernsey and Friesian blood was introduced as well. It was bred specifically to be resilient to heat, cattle tick and for milk production. The AMZ is similar in color and markings to...

Australian Friesian Sahiwal Cattle
2014-07-09 13:39:58

The Australian Friesian Sahiwal is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in Australia. It was developed in the 1960s by the Queensland Government by crossbreeding the Sahiwal dairy breed from Pakistan and the Holstein breed from tropical Australia. The cows produce about 790 gallons of milk per lactation period in tropical pasture conditions. The breed is resistant to heat, humidity, ticks and other parasites. It has also been exported successfully to other tropical regions in South East...

Aure et Saint Girons Cattle
2014-07-06 14:43:31

The Aure et Saint-Girons is a breed of cattle that originated in France. It was developed in the middle region of  the Pyrenees by crossbreeding Aure cattle and St Girons cattle. The Aure were a draught oxen used to haul timber from the mountains into the valleys. The St Girons were a dairy cattle to make a cheese named bethmale. The population of the Aure et Saint-Girons is very low with only 179 cows and 19 bulls. Breeders prefer the Holstein, blonde d’Aquitaine and Gasconne...

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Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.