Forage analysis can be a useful tool to remove some of the mystery concerning the hay that producers will feed this winter. The out-of-pocket costs of protein and energy supplements are further fuel to this advice.
With varying degrees of success, different supplements – including seaweed - have been fed to cattle in an effort to reduce methane emissions. A new product developed by a Swiss firm is achieving positive results.
Fescue is hardy, but can harbor a fungus that causes health issues for cattle. It also crowds out native plants, which can harm pollinator populations. A Virginia Tech study aims to solve both problems.
As concern for climate change – and how to mitigate it – grows, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine explore potential in livestock-centered, regenerative agro-food systems.