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Almost zero CH4 emission from lambs using milk replacer
Feeding artificial reared lambs with milk replacer and cream almost completely stopped CH4 (methane) release - a Danish study found. Switching from milk replacer and cream to a fibrous diet dramatically changed the CH4:CO2 ratio within 4 days. The CH4:CO2 ratio remained lower for 50 days after the d...
Grape seed supplementation for dairy sheep
Can grape seed supplementation have a beneficial effect in dairy sheep? Researchers from the University of Sassari in Italy delved into this hypothesis. Grape seed is a by-product of the winery and distillery industry which could be used in animal nutrition. To test the hypothesis that dietary suppl...
Take care when selecting feed for your livestock
When buying feed for cattle, sheep or goats, its vital that you buy only feed that is specifically made for your livestock species. In Australia it is an offence to give any of your ruminants feed that contains "Restricted Animal Material", known as RAM for short. Restricted Animal Material (RAM) is...
UK lambs may suffer from cobalt deficiency
Cobalt deficiency is threatening to limit lamb growth rates, technicians are warning on the website of FarmersWeekly. Despite the fact it has been an exceptional year for grass growth in the UK, many farmers in the country are reporting later lambs have not been flourishing. Nia Williams from Nette...
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The IDF International Symposium on Sheep, Goat and other non-Cow Milk
The IDF International Symposium on Sheep, Goat and other non-Cow Milk The IDF International Symposium on Sheep, Goat and other non-Cow Milk aims to provide the most up to date knowledge and research for scientists and other professionals involved in the sheep and goats dairy sectors (milk produc...