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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...

2013-12-04 12:22:49

BUFFALO, Minn., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnesota Milk Producers has named Krause Holsteins of Buffalo, Minn., as its Minnesota 2013 Producer of the Year during the Midwest Dairy Expo in St. Cloud. Owned and managed by Charles Krause, Krause Holsteins is the 13th producer to receive this annual honor. Krause Holsteins is operated by Charles and Robyn, their children, Andrew and Morgan, and Charles' parents, Warren and Carol Krause and was selected for their commitment and...

2013-11-14 20:23:47

Awarded at 91(st) Royal Agricultural Winter Fair TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Page-Crest Excitation Karlie from Arethusa Farm of Litchfield, CT won both the Grand Champion Jersey Female and Supreme Champion at the 2013 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, which closed November 10. "Karlie" was selected as top Jersey from among more than 300 Jersey entries. The Supreme Champion is chosen annually from among the five Royal breed champions: Black-and-White Holstein, Red-and-White...

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...

2013-06-24 08:29:33

AFIKIM, Israel, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The milk recording and herd management organization, CanWest DHI, has pointed out the best two managed farms in the region of Ontario Canada. Both winners utilize Afimilk management systems [http://www.afimilk.com ]. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130624/622660-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130624/622660-b ) Albadon Farms Ltd was rated first and Summitholm Holsteins second...

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...