Joint IDF/ICAR initiative to improve consistency in milk somatic cell counting with certified reference materials launched by EC Joint Research Center.
University of California-Davis institute awarded grant to develop collaborative partnership to increase FAD awareness on dairy and poultry operations.
Exosomes deliver bioactive compounds to facilitate cell-to-cell communication through transfer of regulatory cargos from donor to recipient cells.
Straw inclusion in dairy cow diets had no effect on performance or digestibility, while high-starch concentrate increased dry matter intakes and milk protein content.
Mastitis alters metabolomic fingerprint eight weeks prior to disease occurrence.
California researchers looking at alternative feed crops for dairies that might help reduce irrigation without sacrificing animal nutrition and milk yield.
Dairy cooperatives working to move additional milk surplus to avoid the need for dairy farmers to dump milk.
Despite unique vegetative nature of orchardgrass, forage fiber concentrations determined before ensiling exhibited limited variability across forages.
Data processing from sensors will help veterinarians monitor behavior changes that could be early indicators for illness in cattle.
Cow behavior at drinkers may be of practical value in deciding when to provide cooling.