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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...
Study: Preparing for 2018 beak trimming ban
Researchers at Wageningen University are involved in the development of simple yet reliable protocols that will allow farmers and advisors to monitor the effects of non-beak trimming, in preparation for the September 1st 2018 ban. Beak trimming is a common practice, except for organic layer flocks. ...
Sanitised waterlines for healthy next flock
An evaluation of poultry farm water supplies was conducted to determine if a difference in microbial build up existed for waterlines from commercial broiler houses which sanitize or do not sanitize the water systems. Swab samples from waterlines were taken from each of these four types of barns from...
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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...