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Farm-management tools: Reasons for the decision not to use specific tools
(New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 2019)
There are a large number of management tools available to farmers, however, some are utilised by only a small percentage. The reasons behind the choice not to use a particular tool were investigated using a postal questionnaire ...
Variation in the stearoyl-CoA desaturase gene (SCD) and its influence on milk fatty acid composition in late-lactation dairy cattle grazed on pasture
(Copernicus Publications on behalf of the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), 2020-11-03)
Gene markers have become useful tools for improving animal genetics and breeding since they improve the accuracy of selection for superior breeding stock. In this study, the stearoyl-CoA desaturase (Δ-9-desaturase) gene ...
Liveweight gain and urinary nitrogen excretion of lambs grazing diverse (plantain, Italian ryegrass and red clover) or ryegrass-white clover pasture in autumn
(New Zealand Society of Animal Production (Inc), 2020-09)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of grazing a diverse pasture of plantain, Italian ryegrass, and red clover versus a ryegrass-white clover pasture on the liveweight gain (LWG) and urinary nitrogen ...
Der Markt für Milch und Milcherzeugnisse im Jahr 2013
(Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH, 2014)
Im Jahr 2013 waren auf den Märkten für Milch und Milcherzeugnisse insgesamt keine gravierenden Brüche in den Rahmenbedingungen zu verzeichnen. Mit Blick auf die Preise gab vor allem der Verlauf in der zweiten Jahreshälfte ...
Does sowing an oats catch crop reduce nitrate leaching from urine deposition following simulated winter forage grazing? - a growth chamber experiment
(Springer Verlag for Royal Netherlands Society of Agricultural Science, 2018-10)
Background: Growing winter forages, such as brassicas and fodder beets, is a common feed strategy to build body condition for non-lactating cows, prior to calving, in the temperate regions of New Zealand. However, the large ...
Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from livestock: Complications, implication and new political ecologies
In this chapter, we examine some nascent and tentative steps taken to mitigate GHGs from livestock production and the potential implications of these actions on the social and environmental systems within which livestock ...
Trends in dairy farming and milk production: The cases of the United Kingdom and New Zealand
(Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, 2017)
Today dairy production is serving over 7 billion consumers and providing livelihoods for approximately 1 billion people living on dairy farms (IFCN, 2015). Dairying is an important enterprise within the agriculture sector ...
Der markt für milch und milcherzeugnisse im jahr 2016
(Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH, 2017)
The article deals with recent developments in domestic and international dairy markets. It covers developments across the value chain, from consumer to farmer, as well as a section on international trade.
Pasture chemoscapes and their ecological services
(Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Society of Animal Science, 2019-03)
Ruminant livestock-production systems are between a rock and a hard place; they are experiencing increasing societal pressure to reduce environmental impacts in a world that demands increased food supply. Recent improvements ...
Grazing dairy cows with low milk urea nitrogen breeding values excrete less urinary urea nitrogen
There is an increasing pressure on temperate pastoral dairy production systems to reduce environmental impacts, coming from the inefficient use of N by cows in the form of excessive urinary N excretion and subsequent N ...